Last night I got an received an email from fellow Woody Boater Ken Miller with an ebay link. On the surface, looks like a nice U22 for sale on ebay. But read the copy.. Now to be fare, and we always are. I think what the seller meant to say was, it’s just like the boat used in the film on golden pond.
The U22 is priced well, and looks cool with the black trim. Priced at $29,000 on Craigslist. Same copy. Baby Ruth has a cool history on it’s own, the black trim and off white interior is a very nice resto mod look. but the sort of “just like on Golden Pond” reference is the reason a lot of people think there are so many of them out there. We here at Woody Boater spent two years digging all this info out in the open, with Pat Curtin, the only person that knew the real story. The actual U22 – 1802 is up in Minnesota, and U22 -1460 the main picture boat is at Katz’s Marina in New Jersey and is NOT for sale. You can see it with Mariah the US mail boat in the show room.
Now, for the folks that don’t know what in the heck I am talking about.Here is the story from when we broke the story.
You can fish around Woody Boater if you are into this. It gets a tad insane. So Frank Miklos did a massive scene by scene, frame by frame investigation.
Here is a link to Franks story on the Century Boat Clubs website.