During the winter months we have the opportunity to reflect on some of the Woody Boating highlights from the past year. For us, one of the many highlights was attending the 2010 46th Annual Antique Boat Show in Clayton, New York last August.
Some of the finest wooden boats in the country were in attendance in Clayton, which is held at docks of the Antique Boat Museum. Along with the rich boating history of the area, this was an unforgetable experience. We also had the opportunity to spend some time with many boating friends including Fellow Woody Boater’s Chad & March Durren, who took home the award for Best Restored Classic Utility Under 22′ with “Lily” an immaculate 1952 Chris-Craft Sportsman.
Among the award winning boats at Clayton were two original Lymans that deserve some recognition.
The first is “Hocus Pocus” a beautiful 1947 22′ Lyman Utility, owned by Marc Hetzke from Coatesville, PA.
In 1940 this Lyman Sedan was purchased new in nearby Cape Vincent, NY just a few miles down the St. Lawrence River from Clayton. “Sea N’ Isle” has been running on the St. Lawrence River for 70 years and has been used as a Guide Boat and a Mail Boat over the years.