And now for something completely different. It’s Friday, and if you love wooden boats – you need to take 21:59 minutes out of your busy schedule today, grab a fresh cup of coffee (or beverage of choice), sit back and enjoy this great video courtesy of fellow Woody Boater John Unsworth in the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario, Canada.
The link to the YouTube video came in from Jeff Mitchell (thanks Jeff) via Jamie Smith & Harold Wilson, our friends heading up the Miss Canada IV Restoration Project and the Harold & Lorna docudrama project. Jamie commented “Texx – It’s amazing what’s going on in Muskoka!!!!”
Jeff Mitchell commented in his e-mail,
“Pride in Muskoka – Check out this great video that a friend of mine, John Unsworth’s brother made of the finding (at the bottom of Lake Muskoka) and the amazing restoration process of the 1923 Ditchburn “Wa Chee We”. While we are so proud of what has been accomplished on our quest with the Harold and Lorna Docudrama and the restoration of Miss Canada IV; it is just wonderful to see everything that John is doing.” – Jeff Mitchell
This remarkable restoration project is being completed by Gary Clark and his crew at Clark Wooden Boats in Bracebridge, Ontario. The 1923 Ditchburn Fisher-Allison Class Racer was raised after being under water for the last 40 years!
Also, if you have time, there’s some bonus video on YouTube of the crew floating her for the first time back in April, 2012.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Thanks to everyone invloved for sharing this amazing story with us here at Woody Boater… Man I just have to get back over to the Muskoka’s this summer and see this stuff in person.