Today’s show report, with photos by fellow Woody Boater Dane Anderson, starts off with a BANG with some action shots of “Baby Horace III” a one-of-a-kind 1923 24′ Sweepstakes Racer from the Lee & Penny Anderson Collection.
Meet Steve Lively (at the helm), an extremely talented man who is responsible for keeping the massive Lee Anderson boat collection running and operating smoothly. Dane & I met Steve at Lee Anderson’s Nisswa, MN home a few years back. We went down to the docks where at least 8 antique wooden boats were located, all with vintage engines. Steve fired each one up as we walked down the dock and they all ran perfectly. Simply amazing.
Meet Kathy Muller (in the co-pilot seat), from Muller Boatworks Inc in Sunapee, New Hampshire where she works with her husband Bo Muller to produce some of the best wooden boat restorations in the country – including some recent restorations for boat show host John Allen.
Steve offered to take Kathy for a low level Fly-By in “Baby Horace III” and Dane was able to capture the fun.
I have been fortunate to go on a few Fly-By runs with Steve Lively over the years and they were always great fun, as Steve knows these old boats well.
There were three 1930 30′ Hackercraft triples at the show this year, which all live in the Gull Lake area. Here are two of the big 30/30 Hackers.
And last but certainly not least is one of the most popular antique wooden boats on the boat show circuit this year, “Miss Algonac” a super rare 1922 26′ Rear-Drive Runabout built by Chris-Smith & Sons Boat Company in Algonac, Michigan.
This stunning boat is owned by John & Rebecca Allen and the extensive restoration was recently completed by Kathy & Bo Muller at Muller Boatworks in New Hampshire.
During the restoration, Kathy Muller did some extensive research on “Miss Algonac” and the almost 100 year old Chris Smith connection to the boat. Kathy prepared some documentation in a flyer to share with spectators outlining her research, and Dane Anderson scanned a copy of the information for our viewers to enjoy today. This boat has quite a history.
If you have any questions regarding “Miss Algonac” please post them in the comment section and Kathy will do her best to respond.
As the Mahogany & Chrome Video Production Crew (above) heads out on Gull Lake to capture the show boats, that’s a wrap for our report from the Gull Lake Classic at Bar Harbor Supper Club.
Once again we would like to take an opportunity to thank the Allen family and the staff at the Bar Harbor Supper Club for their hard work and energy, the Land O’Lakes Classic Boat Club, and Dave Bortner from Freedom Boat Service for bringing it all together. – Texx
Here is a list of sponsors for this years show, please support the sponsors who support the hobby. Bar Harbor Supper Club, Nor-Son Custom Builders, Freedom Boat Service, Hagerty Marine Insurance, Zorbaz, Midwest Boat Appeal, Nisswa Marine & Rudder USA. We appreciate their investment in, and support of, our efforts and look forward to seeing you there!