Fellow Woody Boater Alex Watson wanted to make sure that the Great Lakes were represented in our perfect lake series. So on Saturday, Alex sent us these photos and comments describing his “Perfect Lake” – Les Cheneaux Islands on Lake Huron located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. So… Ladies & Gentleman, we would like to introduce you to Alex, his family, his cabin, his 1949 25′ Chris-Craft Sportsman and his Perfect Lake. Take it away Alex…
Les Cheneaux Islands — Lake Huron — Hessel & Cedarville, Michigan.
Best known for classic wooden boats, classic wooden boat houses, classic (crib) wooden docks, and classic cottages.
In Hessel and Cedarville, while woodies are well maintained, they are “user” boats — deck varnish isn’t sacred. (Hey is that a younger version of The Situation posing on the deck of the Sportsman with his crew? – Texx)
…Other than a good old Slip ‘n Slide, that is.
July 4th. Boats anchor in the bay to enjoy the fireworks. The burble and sight of scores of woodies motoring home through the channel after the fireworks is even more magical. The kids like to join in with their own fireworks celebration… Tough to do in the city.
Thanks Alex for sharing your Perfect Lake story and beautiful photos with us. I would love to experience Hessel and the Les Cheneaux Islands one day. It looks like supplying the fire for the wiener roast won’t be a problem…