This week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats is led by a 1969 Lyman 22-foot hardtop purchased in 2013 from the estate of the original owner on Lake St Claire, Michigan. Wood Stock was restored by Chris Cushman of Androscoggin boat Co. in Maine. Her main port is Halls Boat Co. on Lake George, NY. She is owned by Ellen Serling, Adirondack and New England Chapter. Only 15 known to be made and fewer known to exist.



Ruthie’s Dream belongs to Ken Pepke and Ruth Sweeney who are members of several chapters; Michigan, Indian Lake, North Coast Ohio and Sunnyland. Ruthie’s Dream is a 1974 AristoCraft Sedan Utility with a Mercury 108-4 engine.



Another “dream” boat is Grandpa’s Dream owned by Carmen Keyes, Manotick Chapter. Grandpa’s Dream is a Late Classic 1985 Morgan Hacker, 31-foot with a Chevrolet 454.



SPK IV is owned by Steve and Cindy Karstaedt, members of the Blackhawk Chapter.  Steve writes, “Above is my 20′ 1956 Chris Craft Continental powered by its original CC MBL engine that I’ve owned for nearly 40 years.  I grew up summers at Lake Delavan in Wisconsin where we had a 22-foot 1948 Chris Craft Utility, and now at 75, I still can’t get the sound, smell, and all the other wonderful feelings about owning such a beautiful boat out of my system. Larry Lang in Lake Geneva, WI., took my boat totally apart and refitted it with all new needed wood, Silica Bronze  Screws, new 5200 hull stem to stern, and so on. Even a new custom five bunk Eagle Trailer so my baby can enjoy a nice smooth ride when out of the water. 
SPK IV is my Baby!  It needs a new loving home that will exercise it, but I can’t bring myself to that point.  It’s my “Art Object” I guess.  LOL!”



Here’s one more Mischief Frank Allen sent in these pictures of his Boston Whaler along with this information:

I bought mine from a guy in New Hampshire planning to do a cosmetic upgrade and get it on the water.  As I examined the boat I discovered a weak transom which I had to rebuild before getting onto the Red exterior, upholstery, and new plexiglass for the wind screen.



We would like to see a picture of your boat in the next Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats.

  • email the picture to [email protected]
  • include the boat owner’s name
  • include year, manufacturer, model of boat, and name
  • tell home port and/or where picture was taken
  • give credit to the photographer, if known

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