33 Days Til 100 Years In The Making At Algonac
Longtime fellow pal and Woody Boater Robert Shapton sent us all this amazing story of Chris Craft history, and the discover and fun of it all. This boat 100% needed to be in the possession of one us passionistas. A person of such lunacy that they go far far beyond the normal boat guy. The kinda guy, that owns a vintage boat space as well, just so he or she can just bask in it all.
Robert sent me all the details, which are so cool, that I thought. mmmmm why in the hell would I waste this on one story. So today you get teaser stuff for the big Monday story. And yes, many know of this boat up in Algonac. But they need to be quiet, since they will get another plug tomorrow. Yes, I am gonna milk the Algonac Show some more.
And yes, this extremly special historic boat will be at the Algonac show celebrating 100 Years of Chris Craft. UGH, I am talking myself into it. I do kinda like the hog tie thing. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, WEEEEEEEEE, Hit it.
2022 Michigan Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Show
The 100th Anniversary Celebration of Chris Craft
“Where It All Began”
June 24 – June 26, 2022
Algonac Harbour Club, Algonac, Michigan
That’s one of the coolest places on the island. I love to go there and see all the goodness. They had a 1956 20 foot Sportsman sitting in the upper rafters for ever. I believe Joe M recently purchased the boat and is restoring it.
If Joe M is involved it will be something special. Those photos could have been taken in severally places I can think of in the Algonac/Harsens Island area. We are truly blessed to have these gems in the Michigan gang’s back yard. Keep up the good work Matt. I hope your better senses convince you to get your butt to Algonac for the birthday party!
First thing I saw was the Red & White… I’m looking forward to the coverage of the show – would love to be there, but not going to happen this year!
Ronnie and I are planning to drive across the state to spend the day at the show on Saturday. Hope we get a close in Handicap spot to park, since my back operation still has me limited in walking without a walker or cane. But as many times we attended this show, we could not miss being there, for this 100th event, and seeing all our old friends from the Michigan Chapter again.
Hoping for a full recovery for you Dennis.
Also hoping for a full recovery for you Dennis. Hope to see you at the show.
Dennis, when you get there, call me and we will get you either a close parking spot or shuttle you to the docks with a golf cart. It will be nice to see you and Ronnie!
Harsen’s Island is and always will be my happy place. Chris Crafts, freighters, and blue water! Truly a boaters paradise.
The Holy Grail? I love old places like this seemingly untouched or unaffected by time. May they be forever frozen in this time/space continuum. Of course I’m not naive to development but I can dream.
Reading WB while waiting for yet another bridge on the ICW in NC.
Hey, I know that building! It’s where I pulled the engine out of my Continental back in 2014!
Your post on Algonac is really interesting because it’s about a museum that is still in the planning stages. I love the idea that there is a museum for WoodyBoater fans and that it will be in New Jersey and New York. The museum’s timeline is also really cool because it starts in May 2022 and continues until May 2052. It’s so cool to see how a museum evolves and changes with the times.