“Excelsior Amusement” – an all original 1960 Chris-Craft 19′ Capri sporting a 185 HP Chris-Craft 283. Presented by Barb & Mark Anderson of Tonka Bay, MN.
Reporting from Lake Minnetonka yesterday, roving reporter / photographer Dane Anderson was at the 38th Annual Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, at Maynards Restaurant, MN.
As we noted recently in our “Classic Minnesota” series, the range and depth of classic boats in Minnesota is truly remarkable. This year’s show at Lake Minnetonka included over 50 boats, representing over 30 manufacturers such as Higgins, Johnson, Shepherd, Chris-Craft, Correct Craft, Riva, Thompson, Royal Lowell, Lyman, Peterborough, Gar Wood, Penn Yan, Tonka Craft, Century, Hackercraft, Hutchinson, Owens, Skiff Craft, Staudacher, Luger, Hacker/Huskins, Larson, Hickman Sea Sled, Aquaskimmer, Taft Marine, Pleasure Craft, Timber Farm, UrbtBld, Cir Craft, and Dunphy.
Here are a few shots that Dane sent us from the show on Saturday. – Texx
Jerry & Marlys Piazza’s rare Tonka Craft Lapstrake Outboard
Mark & Sandy Setterholm’s impressive 30′ Lyman Open Sportsman c/w twin 225’s.
A perfect 1966 25’ Lyman Sleeper from Freedom Boat Service.
A beautiful 1960 23′ Chris-Craft Sea Skiff belonging to Karl Andreasen.
The always distinctive Shepherd runabout.
“Lickety Split” – Doug Kohrs pre-war Chris-Craft Triple.
Skippers Choice winner “Johnny Barnes” owned by collectors John & Becky Allen.
“Johnny Barnes” is a rare 1931 26′ Earl Barnes – named after John’s wife Becky’s father Johnny Barnes.
Check out this cool Higgins Mandalay owned by Susan Tenny. “Love Me Do” is powered by a 428 Ford Cobra Jet V-8.
A Junior Judge hard at work at the BSLOL hosted show.
Senior Junior Judge (BSLOL Newsletter Editor and historian) Lee Wangstad always happy to be on the docks at a classic boat show.
Elegant Riva Tritone – “I Mistero dell Amore” (The Mystery of Love) owned by John Trusheim.
Perfectly prepared period outboards always popular with the spectators.
The historic 1906 Steamboat maintained and operated by The Museum of Lake Minnetonka.
“The Legend continues…” •Built in 1906 •Sunk in 1926 •Raised in 1980 •Restoration Begins in 1990 •First Public Cruise in 1996 – You can see the story of Minnehaha at The Museum of Lake Minnetonka website Here.
“Salome” – 1930-32 38′ Hackercraft Commuter.
Thanks to the nice folks at the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes ACBS Chapter for all their hard work to put this popular event on, and to the many volunteers who make it possible.
And thanks to Dane Anderson for taking the time to share his great photos with us here at Woody Boater.