AHHHHHHHHHHH! Wow! Look at that cardboard box! Is that real clear tape?

I have been holding this one image back because its just too juicy to have it in a sea of photos. Like the BW shot of the storage showroom. but this one is current. YUP. And that Racer is.. Yes, the racer in the old family photos. Grandama fave! Stay tuned on that story.

Early 19 Racer. It was Blue and white. The wood was never touched. Remember you can now click and blow up the image

This one

And yes, its an endless journey through all this, and is so wonderful to just take it all in and know there are folks that care to keep history alive. I bow to thee Greg. As Greg told me, dad would say, “why do you want that stuff, its taking up space that we could rent out space for” And that is the truest thing I have heard regarding how we all got here drooling over old signs and stuff. Think about it, We all chuck stuff that we take for granted. And so it goes. So bask and dive in. All of it is real, and still in the universe. Not the land fill!

See the broken Neon Dealer sign? See those drawers? They are made out of the wood that outboards were shipped in.

The Standard fish and boat wheel clock on a peg board.

Okay, who is Schuler? Well, its phase 2 of the Wallace empire. Yup in the 1930’s Wallace was sold, and the family moved over to Schuler after Chris Craft moved the dealership to them. But, which is another story. I sure hope none of you are lactose intolerant. Its just now getting juicy.

 

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15 Responses to “One Photo From Indian Lake With So Much History”
  1. Dan from MI

    Outstanding story! It only proves the old saying, “ One man’s junk is another r man’s treasure”!

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  2. Greg Lewandowski

    You dog! I thought we were getting the Schuyler Chris Craft Story today. The photos of that shop are wonderful. I can smell the place!

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  3. Troy in ANE

    I love the racing runabouts!! That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope there is a story coming about this one.
    Hacker? or maybe another Dart?

    Keep the milk flowing!

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    • Greg on Indian Lake

      Troy, I would love to give you a hint but the milk man has my comments in quarantine. 🙂

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  4. Kelly Wittenauer

    Awesome photo & amazing that it’s current! Thanks to Matt, Greg & others, for keeping this wonderful story series flowing.

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  5. Mark in Ohio ( today in Florida)

    I agree, that is an awesome photo. A LOT of cool stuff in there. Keep em coming Matt. Thank you Greg for all the material. You have saved us from several dog stories.

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  6. tom

    “Bye Gone”, what a great name that would make on a classic boat today. The neon dealer sign could be repaired, but might not be worth the cost? Is that possibly a later model Hacker sitting by the racer? Looks to have the black gunnels.

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