Okay, the entire story is in the headline today. For the record, there is Art, as in painted, printed and whatever form of medium used, and Art Armstrong, who is an art form in himself. Today we are talking about art found in places other than an art gallery. This does make sense, its just a very long winded route to some pictures with captions.
We all need some more local Algonac stories from ART. The one about Gar Wood yelling at him is THE BEST! Here it is from the comment section. BTW, the comment section is the best part of Woody Boater! It goes where it wants to go. And the occasional boobage!
“As Greg said, he was known around Algonac as The Silver Fox and I had the pleasure of meeting him when I was a minnow in the mid-50s…..well sort of a pleasure.
His original shop (where he built most if the Miss Americas) was directly across the river from our cottage. I was about 10 and would take my CC Kit boat and go over and beach it so I could climb on the crates that were stacked on the back of the property. I didn’t know at the time what they were, much later learned that they were Allusion engines in big crates, hundreds of them. I only went there when I didn’t think anybody was there. Well one time this tall skinny old man came out and told me to get off his crates, which I did. Young and dumb, I went back a few weeks later, after I ‘cased’ the place first, I got back on the crates. Well guess who came out of shop, again!! This time he was going to teach me a lesson and made me swab the decks of his yacht, which was docked out front. The yacht was 12×70 and it took me awhile, but when I was done he gave me a lecture and a $10 bill. That’s my story of Garwoodthesilverfox!!!”