2 Responses to “Special Update. Live From The Gravenhurst..2009 ACBS Annual Meeting!”
  1. Anonymous

    Whoa, What are the boats, lapsrake, the pair of them in the boathouse, one with the cainning in the aft. I would take a ride in those as well.

  2. Anonymous

    Those are a matched set of 1937 Duke Playmates named Little Boy & Little Girl, equipped with the original 25hp. Kermath engines. The near boat has less side planking because it was intended to be a fishing boat. This boathouse was part of an estate owned by the Mellon famiy and their descendants, and it has been in the family for about 130 years. The boats in their were unreal – stunning. There is a Ditchburn in there that was given to the owners daughter in 1916 for her 16th. B'day. She just died about 5 years or so ago, and the boat has never left. The capacity of the boathouses at this place was about 10 or so. One place held 14 boats.

    So many stories like this. Even the folks here from Tahoe are humbled by it all.

    I'll try to write more about the 2 days of boathouse tours, but suffice to say, it is hard to know where to start when you have been in 16 boathouses in two days, every single one filed with jaw-dropping boats.

    Paul