Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Mark Edmonson for sending in this report from Bay Harbor in Michigan. Now, Mark sent in the winners, No Chicken dinner shots AND some with no captions. So YES SIR, I get to make them up. And this one is going to be bad, cause many of these boats are way out of my league, AMAZING! If you have never been to Bay Harbor, it’s a VERY nice place. Right on the shore of Lake Michigan. So hefty larger boats are defiantly used. But many of these come from around the smaller lakes in the area. Michigan’s finest. Take it away Mark.
As with Lake Hopatcong and Algonac, we headed north from Lexington, the rain was very persistent and our hopes were slim on good weather. But the weather gods came through.
The sky opened and the sun shined for Saturday’s events. There was a wonderful show of vintage cars and boats
At the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival. Here is the list of winners.
2017 Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival Boat Award Winners
Best in Show
Mr. and Mrs. Dana Mecum
1949 Hacker-Craft “Wah Wah Taysee”
Best in Class – Small Craft
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kelly
1921 Thompson Brother’s Canoe “Carolyn:
Best in Class – Pre-War Antique
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edmonson
1939 Chris-Craft “In the Mood”
Best in Class – Classic and Early Contemporary
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Spillane
1948 Garwood “Brilliant!”
Best in Class – Contemporary Classic
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Demmer
2015 Garwood “Bombshell”
Best in Class – Cruiser
Mr. and Mrs. John Winn
1936 Stephens “Zita Anne”
Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeBoer
1954 Chris-Craft “Baby Grand”
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roskam
1940 Burger Flush Deck Canoe Stern Cruiser “Pilgrim”
Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Sutton
2017 VanDam Custom “Catnip”
OK, phew, here are some pics to complete the story.
High Performance Award
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hilldore
2008 Hacker-Craft “Lickety Split”
People’s Choice Award
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morley
1947 Century Seamaid “For Pete’s Sake”
I think thats all, the boats are so over the top its hard to pick a favorite. How does one even judge a show like this?