Thanks to long time Woody Boater Kent O. Smith Jr for saving the day.. the rainy day at the Fulton Chain Rendezvous. His magic eye and talent made the most of a rainy day. We here at Woody Boater have found that rainy boat show days can sometimes be the most fun, and a great chance to get to know each other. Take it away Kent.
Last weekend, the Adirondack Chapter hosted it’s 26 th Annual Fulton Chain Rendezvous. Generally referred to as the Old Forge Show because of the event’s location, the show draws primarily local boats from the four interconnected lakes.
The late great Paul Hornick – an Old Forge resident, a true WoodyBoater, and an avid organizer of the show – once told me that if you see a black rain cloud, there is a boat show coming. This wisdom certainly held true. The weather for the day was rain – sun – rain – sun – rain – sun –rain, alternating about every twenty minutes. It did not deter 59 boats from participating.
One of the more laid back shows, it’s just plain fun. No pressure, good folks, good food and lots of chatter about boats. If you have never been to the Old Forge Show, it’s worthy of a visit.
Despite the whacky weather, the show was well attended, and the afternoon parade was held as planned. Here are some images from the event:
Thanks Kent for the great story – All photos Kent O. Smith Jr