Well, by now you are knee deep in drool and hoping for a dumb ebay Saturday story. Sorry. There is even more form stunning Gravenhurst. Today we sharng some of Chris Bullen’s report and Bob “Have I got some wicker for ya” Weaver shot a wonderful collection of boat houses up there. AHHHHH! So lets start backwards, back to the early start of the show. Take it away Chris.
We are getting all revved up for the 37th ACBS Toronto Boat Show Celebrating Canada’s 150th year. To Kick things off we need to go boating and Rich and Linda planed a couple of boating days prior to the show.
Wednesday July 5, we went up to the lake of bays about 50 min north east of the show site. What a great turn out 20 boats and 55 folks joined us on the run. An eclectic group from a metal tracker fishing boat, new and old fiberglass, a home built speedy tug, and some cool wood.
Lake of bays lives up to it’s name with many areas to duck in a have a look. We even found some beer to test in Baysville. A planed stop to Graham’s boat house was a must see up here, Graham had 3 Great boats, Heather Belle built in the late 1800’s was a steam ship but now runs silent with Elco electric power.
I miss the name of the second boat but the 3rd was an old Minett that’s was happy to celebrate her 100 th birthday. We had a great lunch a Port Cunnington they had put out more food then we all could eat. Some had a nap on the back seat in the afternoon.
Day 2 brought us back to the show site, from there we headed off north to Port Carling and through the locks. Meandering up the lake we had another boat house to visit. Jeff has a beautiful home with amazing gardens and a wonderful collection of boats. Jeff also had a boat turning 100 Hope II is from 1918 and lovely Ditchburn.
Next to her was a Hacker craft and then another Ditchburn called Silverking. She was once a raceboat and blew up on the Detroit river during a race.
She looks much better today. We also saw a Minnet Hydro and watched her start up. With all the miles under us and so much to see time was running short, so off we went to lunch at the lake Joe club.
AND NOW! BOATHOUSES, BOATHOUSES AND MORE BOATHOUSES FROM BOB WEAVER! No captions, and honestly do we really need them, regardless I get to make them up! Wohoo!