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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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