Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins with Minnehaha (above).  She was ordered in 1921 from Clayton NY builder Burritt L. Wiswell by Bruce Devine’s late grandfather Stanley Livingstone Woodman, a Wolfe Island Ontario fishing & hunting guide. She worked as a guide boat from 1923 up until 1960 when she was retired & stored. Sometime around 1980, she was sold & left Wolfe Island.

In 2006, Peter Kreissle located Minnehaha at Muller Boatworks of  Sunapee NH. Bruce Devine purchased her & returned Minnehaha to her original boathouse on Wolfe Island where she is enjoyed each season.

Minnehaha photo by Mark Mason.



1957 Carribean Cruiser Lone Star fiberglass fin boat with an outboard Mercury motor. photo submitted by Alice Bush

This was my dad’s 1957 Carribean Cruiser Lone Star fiberglass fin boat with an outboard Mercury motor. It was originally built in Texas. My father- Bill Jackson raced it between the islands when he lived in Venezuela and Port of Spain Trinidad when he was in the oil business.  He won several trophies. After he passed my son Liam and I are trying to figure out how to restore it. Dad had an artist paint the flying tiger jaws on the hull ( he went to LSU and is a tiger fan) and he called it The Lizard. I’ve only found two others that exist so far. You can see the fins on the back.  We would sleep in it when we were kids and it has a hatch on the deck and a nose like a dolphin. 


Jim Bruzzese’s 1975 Checkmate Vmate 2, original metal flake , newer 1988 mercury black max 150 XR4. Photo taken by Jim on Lake Ida Delray Beach Florida . Original Lake Michigan boat brought to FL.


1955 Greavette Streamliner, Jezebel, at speed on Lake Chelan, WA, during the 2014 Mahogany & Merlot event. The boat is powered by a Chrysler Hemi marine engine. Jezebel is owned by Al and Sandi McEwan.


!952 Wagemaker Wolverine 14′ Deluxe Model # 3 with a 1957 35 hp Electric Start Evinrude.  Ted Chisholm owns this true “barn find” after it had been in the barn for 50 years.  He purchased it from the original owner’s son. Original finish stripped and seat backs and cushions were added. All wood, windshield, engine, most of the chrome remained in original condition…No original wood was ever replaced…Hence it won Best in Original Condition @ Salem, MA Antique and Classic Boat Festival 2016.
Wagemaker predates Cadillac boats. 


1947 Chris Craft U-22 Sportsman owned by Jeff & Demaree Heeren.
Picture of Nostalgia was taken at the Minocqua Boat Show June 24th.
Photo taken by Jane Adams, Thank you, Jane!


1958 Glass Magic PlayMaster double cockpit runabout powered with a 1958 Mercury Mark 58 engine. Owned by Marc and Sue Bigenho of Temecula CA. Photographed at the 2017 Lake Arrowhead Wooden Boat Show.

Send a picture of your boat for the next Tuesday Tours of Vintage Boats.

All ACBS members are invited to share pictures of their boats.

  • email the picture to kathyparker@acbs.org
  • include the boat owner’s name
  • year, manufacturer, model of boat
  • tell home port or where picture was taken
  • give credit to the photographer

Be an active part of the fun of the ACBS Community.

Past Tuesday Tours:

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