From Julie Bullen. Thats our Peterborough with me at the helm though my brother has the captain’s hat on. Having a cottage on an island we spent a lot of time waiting (playing) in boats as the adults made sure everything was closed up. Not the safest playpen but great imaginary adventures were had.
It has been fun going through my fathers LARGE collection of old pics to send you a couple, thanks for the encouragement to go through these old photos – great memories.
On Saturday we reached out to our fellow Woody Boaters to send in some fun old snap shots of themselves in thier youth. WOW. We were inundated, and are happy to share. We will have to break it up for some days. One of the challenging things was cleaning up the shots. Here are some sample before and afters. And then the wonderful collection. We encourage you to add yours now in the comment section. Make sure you do your math and keep them under 1mg or they wont load. Thanks for sharing and happy Oldies Week!
the original from David Graham- Before cleaning up
From David Graham-Me driving dads streamliner fifty years ago
One of its last rides
She burnt the fallowing spring still out of the water when the boat house got struck with lighting
From Johnathon Homeister – Hi Matt,
Here is another shot from the same era as yesterday’s header. Mid 1960’s, T&T Boat Co lapstrake, cruising the Muskoka region. Me on the left w sister Andrea and brother Eric at the helm learning naviagation skills. Life jackets, nawww, but we did have a fire extinguisher….and a can of OFF bug spray and a couple Bar Buoy drink holders (in the boxes next to the OFF)! Cigar box contents are a mystery, my parents didn’t smoke. Jon
From Wes Yandt -Matt/Texx
Here is a picture of the first boat that I remember. It is a 1958 17’ Flying Crest Crestliner. It was riveted Aluminum and my Mom and Dad’s pride and joy for a few years. I remember Mom and Dad teaching me how to water ski behind this boat. I guess that they figured that I was a little brighter than what I really was and didn’t figure they needed to tell me to let go of the rope if I fell. I’ll let you paint the rest of that picture.
The photo is of my family(Mom Jane, Dad Ron, Little Brother Greg, me, and Big Sister Terri) taken in 1973 on the city beach in Coeur d’Alene. In the background you can see the Coeur d’Alene waterfront prior to the Couer d’Alene Resort being built.
BFF!! (Boats and Family Forever)
Chad Durren – pre monkey days – All we had as a kid were fishing boats.
This is a shot of me as a youngster next to the family SAF-T-MATE. Probably getting ready for our annual fishing trip to Canada. I have no idea on the make of the outboard. I know that MFr never started or ran properly. Make fun of my socks and I’ll kick your ass.
An newer one from Chad explaining his socks! Ha, soccer hadn’t reached our parts until 1986, the year I graduated from HS. That was my Bruce Jenner look.
Here’s a shot of my first Okeechobee largemouth in front of my brother’s Dynatrac. 70mph in a boat that size is frightening, especially when the depth is only 2 feet (or less) most areas. If you slowed down, the prop would clog with weeds. Hitting a log or gator would have been interesting. There’s a reason that airboats are preferred. I was 20 years old in this one.
From Bob Kays. What is it with the socks- This is not for old photos week, white socks were the fashion in 1975. That is me running the ferry, the photo was in the Lake Hopatcong Breeze.
From Bob Kays -That is me in our 1933 Old Town canoe, which we still own.
Also from Bob Kays – my Grandfather in his 1956? Fleetcraft. Mahogany decks and pink or coral fiberglass hull. Hi did not want to deal with a wood bottom so he thought he would try this new fiberglass. I don’t remember the boat, though we do have a photo of me in the boat. I wonder if anyone in Woody Boaterville knows of a model of this boat still out there.
From Chris bullen -Attached is one of the few photos we have, this is me driving and my mother. My Grandfather has just won the boat from the rotary club fund raiser so she was pretty special, so they got me and a new boat in 61, what a good year. The name of the boat became “lucky Us”.
From Rick Bohn – This is a picture I found going through my Mom’s slides after she passed. It me on what we called a surfboard in the late 50’s. Don’t know the particulars on the boat. I think this was the start of my obsession with water skiing.
Stay tuned for more tomorrow. In the meantime add your own!