Fellow Woody Boater Barry Lindemann reached out to us regarding this amazing boat house find. Well, they always knew it was there, the only issue is that they are not sure what it is? Maybe our trusty readers/peanut gallery/citizens/ fellow Woody Boaters can answer what it is? Take it away Barry!
Thanks Matt, I am looking for some help with this boat. It is a barn find as it has been in the same boathouse since 1956 or thereabouts.
They story is that my grandfather in the 50s bought a plot of land on Lake Metigoshi in North Dakota. He built a cabin and boat house and put this boat on the lake. It has been there ever since. My grandfather died and then my grandmother and my father purchased the cabin and boat from the estate in 1992. He died in 2008 and last year I was made trustee of his estate in 2013.
The last time I ever was up there, and in the boat, was 1968 – I was 4. I sold the cabin and had the boat pulled out this week.
It was kept in great condition but everyone is scratching their heads about what it is. No markings of any kind. The motor is 1956 (or thereabouts) and is believed to be original to the boat. It is the same boat and engine I remember from 1968.
Any idea or have you seen this boat before?
Thanks Barry, any folks out there that can ID the boat?