Reporter Dane Anderson… reports in from Gull Lake with some amazing photos and actual story. A huge effort knowing how busy a day it was and worked late into the morning to get us the report. I am on the west coast so its 2AM as I am writing this. Crazy times here in Woodyboaterville!
The Gull Lake Classic kicked off on Friday this year. Participants were invited to meet up at Bar Harbor for lunch and then a cruise around Gull Lake on Friday afternoon. John Allen and his crew were busy putting the final touches on the docks and preparing for the Friday night Captains reception at Fort Mahogany while several of us headed out to enjoy Gull Lake.
Race Boats are the featured marque for Saturday’s main event and it is shaping up to be an outstanding display of rare boats and engines. Dr Ken Muscatel brought Miss Detroit III with her 12 cylinder Curtiss and also Allison powered My Sweetie U-17. Mark Mason was giving rides in Curtiss WILGOLD III. It’s always fun to be around the Bar Harbor docks on the day before the show to catch some of boats being launched and driven to the docks. TORONTO MTP 6 is a 1951 33′ JJ Taylor owned by Scott Martin.
The Captain’s reception was held at John Allen’s fabulous Fort Mahogany. The building features John’s very impressive car and boat collection and there is something special to see at every turn. John’s family and the crew from Bar Harbor pulled out all the stops to make tonight a memorable event. I can’t wait to see the docks all filled up on Saturday.