Hey yous, take a picture it lasts longer!
Well, do you? Really? I mean you would be in your 90’s now if you worked at one. So this might be a fun flash back. For the rest of us, its all a blurry flurry of imagery, and wondering why Fonzi isn’t working there, or why James Dean isn’t involved. The simple truth, is life is far more interesting in its truth and kinda normalness.
All kidding aside, looks like a great guy at that marina
Todays header is two photos in one to give some perspective. Never seen before.
Note the Jacket! Chris Craft Trailer with a Lyman on it. mmm, try explaining that at a show! There ya have it!
Not the glamorized impressions we have homogenized our brains with. Okay, that was a lot of big words. Bottom line, thanks to Bob Kays and the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
for sharing these cool images, and fun write up form Bob.. By the way, it is 2019, and I think???? Bobs got a calendar for you ..
Do you remember what a 1950’s marina looked like? Did you ever wonder? Here are some shots of Lakeland Marine Base on Lake Hopatcong in 1954. How many brands of boats do you see? How many models? How many accessories?
How much of this stuff can Matt find on Ebay?
In the 1954 showroom photo we see a Chris Craft Racing Runabout, the “Mustang”, winner of the 1953 Governor’s Cup on Lake Hopatcong.
Another photo with rescue folks.
The color photo shows Mustang a few years later on the shoreline as a result of a bard turn in a race. At the time of the accident the original Chris Craft engine had been replaced with a Cadillac.
Royal flush and Chuck Shipman 26ft CC
Also pictured are the two other boats that raced in 1953 the “Royal Flush” and Chuck Shipman’s boat.
Irene – 25 Sportsman with a Scripps
In 1921 a marina, Nolan’s Point Boat Garage opened on Lake Hopatcong’s Nolan’s Point. In 1939 new owners renamed it Lakeland Marine Base. Recently the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum was gifted a nice collection of boat and marina photos.
Is that Irene under the cover on the right
Right down the line up
And back outside