Lake Champlain is big water – so it’s naturally big Lyman and big Sea Skiff terriroty
If its from Kent, it’s gonna look good. And it does. Kent can make a dock shot rock. And they do. Kent has super camera powers. He even.. and get this, he even sends along credits and captions. He is like a super photo shooter. Todays report is from Lake Champlain. As Kent said. ” I made a 250 mile roundtrip up to Burlington, VT, for the annual Lake Champlain Chapter Boat Show.” Riveting, Quick, back to the pictures.
Italian built Comitti 28’ owned by Mike Turner
Boatbuilder Ken Bassett’s 20’ electric launch, “Starry Nights”
A venerable U-22, “Whitecaps”, owned by Marcelis Parsons
Myndy & Kate Woodruff’s 1940 Chris Craft 19’ Barrelback “Agitator”
A nice little Chris Craft runabout
1939 Hubert Johnson 25’ owned by Matt Foley & Susie Becker
Mike O’Brien’s Lyman 19’ “Molly B”. Mike organizes the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, which co-insides with the boat show. This pirate was really getting into the sound of the band onshore, both part of the festival. Ahrrrrrr, matey!
Sharp looking Lyman sleeper
“Joshua’s Tree” started life as a Century Resorter and was converted into a speedster
Fellow Woody boater Gene Porter at the helm of his Lyman 23’ “True North”. The name is a reference to Gene’s carrier as a navigator on a nuclear submarine
A down east style lobster boat owned by Jan Rozendaal
A beautiful Elco crusier
im Bowen’s 1932 Faybow 18’. Jim restored the boat himself, but is no relation to the Bowen family of Fay & Bowen.
Awesome 1929 Consolidated 66’ commuter “Dolphin”. Owned by the same family since new, she has never been restored, only maintained. Her gas engines were changed out for diesels, other than that, she is very original.
Bob Woodard’s 1926 Hacker Dolphin “Rowena V”
Bob MacKay’s 1915 Consolidated Speedway 25’ “Miami”
Century Arabian in spectacular condition
“Miss Align”, 1969 Lyman Offshore 26’ owned by William Meehan
Bo and Kathy Muller’s 1934 Hutchinson Sedan 30’, “Algonquin”
Phew, thats it from Kent O Smith Jr’s eye. What a fun and cool looking show. Kent would like to say a special thank you to Lake Champlain chapter photographer George Kurjanowicz for inviting me on the boat parade photoshoot, and Steve Pond for liberating us from the dock and letting us ride aboard his beautiful 1967 Lyman hard top Sleeper 26’ “Besianna” to be closer to the action.