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Well, we have now seen it all. This cool video sent in by the Cobourg Kid that was shot a year ago by Mokpot Videos on yourtube,  but we just found. The boat was found in a California mountain Lake. NOT a Canadian one! And since there are no fenders all over her sides it rules that out. All kidding aside,  it does appears to have rocks in it, was it sunk on purpose? And is it worth pulling out?


It ran when it was parked? Just replace the plugs!

Enjoy today, the good news is that she lives where she is always happy, in the water.

14 replies
  1. Stan Petersen
    Stan Petersen says:

    This reminds me of when #30, a 19′ Chris Craft ride boat on Lake Okoboji in Iowa, was found. It had been struck by another boat and sunk in the late 1940’s. A scuba diver found it in about 60′ of water in the late 1980’s. It is now on display at the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum .

    • Wilson
      Wilson says:

      …and I remember when you sent pictures of the raising of that boat for The Brass Bell…It made for a great story….and then later they pulled another one up off the bottom of Lake Winnipesaukee. I remember going to Grand Lake, Colo back in the late ’60’s or early ’70’s and there was one like this one at a dock at resturant where we ate. I wanted to pull it up right then and there but that water was cooooold.

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    This is Cool! I love that the stern pole is in place, and that tiller mechanism is unique for sure, but WHAT is up with the heart shaped blades on the prop? I wonder if Jim Staib has one of those in stock?

  3. Dennis
    Dennis says:

    I like what looks like a crank start. chain system on the engine side and the crank handle on the wheel side.

  4. Dan T
    Dan T says:

    Hope somebody’s just crazy enough to raise that rare watercraft so we can get a better look at it. Quite the time capsule and I’m sure, some fascinating history there.

  5. Rick
    Rick says:

    Ultimate prehistoric. All original wood, rare 4 spoke wheel and all hardware in place. Send the engine to Van Ness, hardware to Graves and maybe Katzs for minor wood repair. No new varnish just leave the patina.

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      no, if you read the comments or desription on the YOUTUBE page it just says Mountain lake in California. Lake Arrowhead? Big Bear, or tahoe?

  6. D LaChance
    D LaChance says:

    It looks like an early 20s Autoboat, the precursor to the Runabout. They were high speed displacement or semi displacement hulls.
    I have seen photos of double lobed props like this one before.
    As horsepower to weight ratios got better in the engine department, they experimented with all different types of props. Very cool find.

  7. Rob
    Rob says:

    Very neat. The only time we ran with our “fenders all over her sides” would be when we went from the Canadian side of the Thousand Islands to the American side to visit. We saw it as a polite way of asking our American friends to be more careful and to work on less waving and more steering.

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