7 Days, 100 Years, AHHHHHHlgonac


Color image from a Chris Craft 1942 Brochure

While we wait on reports from Lake Hopatcong and St Micheals, we thought we would show you all the location for the Algonac 100 Year Celebration. Its on the location of the old plant, and you can kinda make out whats still there and whats not.

Current satellite image of the same area. The Tower is the landmark that gives it perspective. The event takes place around the tower ara, and the docks are packed with cool cruisers and smaller boats.

One thing I would love to capture is some before and now shots from around the area. Some of it is timeless, and others, progress. I cannot image all those wood buildings rotting away. Ugh, a huge shout out to Pete for doing the right thing.

This gives you more of a perspective. Detroit is a long boat ride, and explains how it all started here.

The Tower today


The Sons of Algonac T’s are in, and ready. We made only 50 and thats it. Only sold at the Ships store at the event. $25 All the profits go to the club. Greg already scored one.

10 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Headed to the Harbour Club this morning for a meeting with the Michigan gang. We are making sure all the t’s are crossed and I’s are dotted for the big party next weekend. I am wearing
    my Son’s of Algonac T-shirts. Eat your hearts out!
    See everybody in Algonac.

  2. ART
    ART says:

    Two things……..#One the header boat is Black Beauty, IT IS PURE ART! one of my favorite boats, #Two I get to sit on my deck and look at that tower every day, which is awesome and also ART.

    • Kent Armstrong from Valparaiso, IN
      Kent Armstrong from Valparaiso, IN says:

      The Armstrong (yes, that ART) family spent every summer, since 1938 across the North Channel of the St. Clair River from the Chris-Craft plant. Which means that I’ve looked at the tower since I was one year old. I’ll admit that I don’t remember it that long ago, but it eventually became part of our summers.
      I am happy to say that I am coming to the big show in Algonac, along with my son Jeff.

  3. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    I’m trying to get an idea of the events of the show. Will the boats be in the water on Friday and will there be as many as on Saturday or Sunday. I can only go for one day so I want to pick the best one

    • ART
      ART says:

      Saturday would be the best day to see everything.
      Most of the boats will be on a cruise to a picnic at a private Island on Harsen’s Island Friday and the show ends Saturday afternoon.

  4. Robert Conner
    Robert Conner says:

    The 8 days out forecast is for 86/66F for Fri. and Sat., partly cloudy (partly sunny). Lookin’ good at this point!

  5. J. ROLFS
    J. ROLFS says:

    Hope you printed a bunch of 2xl shirts. The boys here in Michigan run a little thicker! HAHAHAH.

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