Thanks to long time fellow Woody boater Mark Edminson who sent us in this cool story of a wonderful Classic Boat Barn find up in Detroit that was worth the wait. Woohooo, We are headed to Port Huron soon. Maybe we will find one! Take it away Mark
Three years ago while working storm duty patrolling for down wires, we headed down Alter Drive to the Detroit River. In this area there are small canals with many run down boathouses and at the end of a small street was a small marina “.” Sitting outside cover with many old tattered tarps she sat a 1940 25′ Red and White. Totally in tack, run done but not butchered. I greeted an old gentleman in the doorway of the shop. I asked if she was for sale. “Nope. I plan on restoring her”
I gave him my card and told him if you ever change your mind give me a call…
Three year later, last Christmas holiday I got a call I guess I will let her go, said Richard the marina owner said. I went the next day on a cold day on the river and climbed through her. Everything was there nothing missing. Inside his shop was some of the original hardware that had been remove and the original engine an MSR. the boat was delivered to Gregory’s Marine 1940 a few canals down where the original owner pick her up. She has never left this canal since.
(The old black & white photo was taken in the early 50’s) We picked her up and brought her back the Lexington.