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Thanks Woody Boaters, I am trying to find this boat built by my uncle in the Philadelphia area and sold to an unknown person upon his death. The photos are attached to help locate this boat. This boat was built by Harry Ehne around 1945, probably with the help of William Ehne.
This boat was hand built and I think it was powered by a race engine from Barney Oldfield. Other recollections said that it was powered by a liberty engine Boat was built by Harry Ehne and stored in Atlantic City at the home of William Ehne. Upon William’s death in 1973, boat was sold, presumable to someone in New England, possible New Hampshire. I know the boat was hand built, but I don’t know if it was based on a specific design.
Harry also had an excellent mechanical background and was a maintenance manager at Aston Hill in Philadelphia. William had a marine repair shop located near Captain Sterns in Atlantic City and had a lifelong love affair with the water and boats. William career was dedicated to the repair of boats and his facility was on Massachusetts Avenue, in Atlantic City.
I am trying to locate this boat as it is part of my family history. If anyone knows any history of this boat, please contact me.
Charles Ehne firstname.lastname@example.org