We met at the Hippler estate at 9 AM for coffee and donuts.
Thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Troy, who sent in this nice report from Maine. And no ones wearing sausage links! !
Take it away Troy,
So you asked to day “HOW WAS YOUR 4TH?”. Actually up here in the Atlantic NorthEast the 4th was a bit of a washout. All the scheduled fireworks were canceled due to rain (somewhere between 3 to 4 inches in 24 hours) and some towns even advertised that they would not be doing their fireworks on the 5th due to predicted high winds. However the evening of the 5th was a BEAUTIFUL evening and we were able to take Gottago to Wiscasset for a FABULOUS fireworks display.
This is what Jason calls a Continental Breakfast. I think Darryl is taking a nap.
Charlie and the boys had three boats in the water, including Electra a 1940 Barrel Back with a Chrysler 440 under the hatch.
Electra waiting to go.
The real treat of the weekend came Sunday morning with a Woody Rendezvous on Lake Cobbosseecontee just outside of Augusta Maine. I will in no way try to compete with the wonderful story Kent O. Smith Jr did last July 25th ( https://www.woodyboater.com/classic-boat-art/cobbosseecontee-lake-getaway%E2%80%A8/ ) on this fabulous group of fun loving WoodyBoaters, but if you were on Cobbossee the morning of July 6th 2014 you either saw or heard us cruising around the lake.
The other two Hippler boats a twin engine one off Correct Craft and a 1958 CC Continental (also with a Chrysler 440)
After stuffing ourselves on Hippler hospitality we loaded up and headed out on the lake.
Brother Rory at the helm of Mom’s ’57 with the original MCL. (Who woke Darryl up?)
I chose to take a rare opportunity to ride in the rear cockpit of Larry and Ellen Jamieson’s BEAUTIFUL 1932 CC triple. What a pleasure that was.
Ellen and Larry are great hosts?
Electra as viewed from my vantage point.
We cruised the whole lake from the eastern shore to the navigable southern tip all the way up the west shore to the northern coves and back again.
What a great way to burn some fossil fuel.
Note the gold star on Hornet. I don’t know if that is rare, but I have never seen another one.
By the end of the day we had sun burns and Sam had gotten her hands on my hat.
Happy Birthday MERICA!
In conclusion I will just say if you get up here to the ANE send a shout out on Woodyboater Connection and we may just be able to put together a Rendezvous in your honor.