During the 2011 Lake Hartwell Antique Boat Festival, Robert Miracle captured a few nice images of “Lisa Marie” a 1939 19′ Gar Wood Model 912 Runabout. This rare Gar Wood Runabout, which is owned by Rodger & Lisa Brown, received the award for Best Restored Antique Gar Wood Runabout at the 46th Annual Antique Boat Show in Clayton, New York in 2010. (You can click on the image to slightly enlarge it)
In his book Gar Wood Boats – Classics of a Golden Era, Tony Mollica notes… “In 1939 the unique barrel bow styling developed on the first Streamliner would become the standard treatment on all Gar Wood runabout models.”
Only 25 – 19′ Gar Wood runabouts were produced for the 1939 model year. “Lisa Marie” is a beautiful example of the timeless Gar Wood stying from the era.
On Saturday Woody Boater broke the story about the near sinking and subsequent rescue of “Impossible Dream” a 1949 Shepherd on Lake Hartwell. One of the boats that assisted with the rescue effort on Thursday was “Norwegian Son” an immaculate 1950 23′ Chris-Craft Holiday owned by Al & Bonne Olsen from Hartwell, Georgia. Thanks again to Al & Bonne, and the crew for your quick thinking on the water. Well done!
We have had the opportunity to see images of “Scene Changes” a few times over the last year, as it’s another classic boat that Robert Miracle has photographed at various boat shows throughout the south east. But we always love to see these big Sea Skiffs in action.
Antique & classic boat images from the Lake Hartwell boat show courtesy of Robert & Linda Miracle – Miracle Photography. With Robert’s help, we have had a chance to see many of the boats in attendance this year’s Lake Hartwell show and so far not one dock in the photo. WooHoo!