Lake Champlain is big water – so it’s naturally big Lyman and big Sea Skiff terriroty

Lake Champlain is big water – so it’s naturally big Lyman and big Sea Skiff terriroty

If its from Kent, it’s gonna look good. And it does. Kent can make a dock shot rock. And they do. Kent has super camera powers. He even.. and get this, he even sends along credits and captions. He is like a super photo shooter. Todays report is from Lake Champlain. As Kent said. ” I made a 250 mile roundtrip up to Burlington, VT, for the annual Lake Champlain Chapter Boat Show.” Riveting, Quick, back to the pictures.

Italian built Comitti 28’ owned by Mike Turner

Italian built Comitti 28’ owned by Mike Turner

Boatbuilder Ken Bassett’s 20’ electric launch, “Starry Nights”

Boatbuilder Ken Bassett’s 20’ electric launch, “Starry Nights”

A venerable U-22, “Whitecaps”, owned by Marcelis Parsons

A venerable U-22, “Whitecaps”, owned by Marcelis Parsons

Myndy & Kate Woodruff’s 1940 Chris Craft 19’ Barrelback “Agitator”

Myndy & Kate Woodruff’s 1940 Chris Craft 19’ Barrelback “Agitator”

A nice little Chris Craft runabout

A nice little Chris Craft runabout

1939 Hubert Johnson 25’ owned by Matt Foley & Susie Becker

1939 Hubert Johnson 25’ owned by Matt Foley & Susie Becker

Mike O’Brien’s Lyman 19’ “Molly B”.  Mike organizes the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, which co-insides with the boat show.  This pirate was really getting into the sound of the band onshore, both part of the festival.  Ahrrrrrr, matey!

Mike O’Brien’s Lyman 19’ “Molly B”. Mike organizes the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, which co-insides with the boat show. This pirate was really getting into the sound of the band onshore, both part of the festival. Ahrrrrrr, matey!

Sharp looking Lyman sleeper

Sharp looking Lyman sleeper

“Joshua’s Tree” started life as a Century Resorter and was converted into a speedster

“Joshua’s Tree” started life as a Century Resorter and was converted into a speedster

Fellow Woody boater Gene Porter at the helm of his Lyman 23’ “True North”.  The name is a reference to Gene’s carrier as a navigator on a nuclear submarine

Fellow Woody boater Gene Porter at the helm of his Lyman 23’ “True North”. The name is a reference to Gene’s carrier as a navigator on a nuclear submarine

A down east style lobster boat owned by Jan Rozendaal

A down east style lobster boat owned by Jan Rozendaal

ohn & Holly Weber’s 1930 Chris Craft 22’ “The Sea Quel”

A beautiful Elco crusier

im Bowen’s 1932 Faybow 18’.  Jim restored the boat himself, but is no relation to the Bowen family of Fay & Bowen.

im Bowen’s 1932 Faybow 18’. Jim restored the boat himself, but is no relation to the Bowen family of Fay & Bowen.

Awesome 1929 Consolidated 66’ commuter “Dolphin”.  Owned by the same family since new, she has never been restored, only maintained.  Her gas engines were changed out for diesels, other than that, she is very original.

Awesome 1929 Consolidated 66’ commuter “Dolphin”. Owned by the same family since new, she has never been restored, only maintained. Her gas engines were changed out for diesels, other than that, she is very original.

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Bob Woodard’s 1926 Hacker Dolphin “Rowena V”

Bob Woodard’s 1926 Hacker Dolphin “Rowena V”

 Bob MacKay’s 1915 Consolidated Speedway 25’ “Miami”

Bob MacKay’s 1915 Consolidated Speedway 25’ “Miami”

Century Arabian in spectacular condition

Century Arabian in spectacular condition

“Miss Align”, 1969 Lyman Offshore 26’ owned by William Meehan

“Miss Align”, 1969 Lyman Offshore 26’ owned by William Meehan

Bo and Kathy Muller’s 1934 Hutchinson Sedan 30’, “Algonquin”

Bo and Kathy Muller’s 1934 Hutchinson Sedan 30’, “Algonquin”

Phew, thats it from Kent O Smith Jr’s eye. What a fun and cool looking show. Kent would like to  say a special thank you to Lake Champlain chapter photographer George Kurjanowicz for inviting me on the boat parade photoshoot, and Steve Pond for liberating us from the dock and letting us ride aboard his beautiful 1967 Lyman hard top Sleeper 26’ “Besianna” to be closer to the action.

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12 Responses to “Lake Champlain Live – Ish – Kinda. From Kent O. Smith Jr”
  1. Troy

    These are some great shots of Beautiful boats as always Kent.
    For some reason I am always drawn to the black hulls.

  2. Randy Rush Captain Grumpy

    Crap that was Saturday? I thought it was next weekend!!!!!
    I really wanted to drag a boat to it.

  3. Jim Staib

    JR. THANKS!! for the captions on each boat. I know it takes time but it means a lot to know about each boat.

  4. John Rothert

    I am with Jim, the captions are important…really fills out the story of the wonderful pics, many thanks,

    John in Va.

  5. Randy Rush Captain Grumpy

    Really only 5 responses? And I’m 2 of them? Takes a lot of effort to put a small show together, and it takes a lot of work to post pictures for this site (Thanks Kent). Guess im ranting now, its just a shame this show didn’t generate more interest today.

  6. Chris B

    Speechless! another great group of boats. all these big crusin boats with tops, make me think it a good way to travel. mmm.

  7. Kent Smith

    Thank you, guys….

    Jim – it does take time to put names and data to boats, but I agree, it’s worth it. I’m glad you appreciate it.

    Captain Grumpy – thanks for your remarks…not every show is Tahoe or Taveres…but there are still cool people who love old boats, and cool old boats. For me, that’s what it’s about.

    Troy and Chris – thanks for looking and thanks for commenting, glad you enjoyed it.

    • Texx

      I agree Kent O – Each show is unique (big or small) and has it’s own appeal & character. Even at an airport in Chetek, Wisconsin…

      Thanks for sharing your great (Canon) photos with us.

  8. Tommyholm

    Thanks kent.
    Nice way to end my day looking at the photos. And thanks to mother nature, it looks like you had great weather, helps make a boat show even better.

  9. William Hammond

    I really like getting to see the lesser known and rarer brands of boats. That 66′ Consolidated was simply breathtaking! And that Hutchinson Sedan was beautiful too. And how often do we get to see those electric powered boats! Thanks for the great work!

  10. floyd r turbo

    KOS has a great eye and great equipment but also gets good access which makes for great shots. Champlain is BIG water and cold as, well, u know what. Great job, look forward to more of your work.

  11. floyd r turbo

    btw, if u’ve never ridden in an electric launch, u will be surprised at how enjoyable it is. try it sometime.