A Late Pink Bloomers Story Of Whitefish Chain.


Flying the bloomers at Whitefish Chain

A tough act to follow from all the Hornet reporting. A huge thanks to Bill Terry for sending in this report. Sans Captions, so you know what that means. In regards to BLOOMERS, thats a reference to Bloomers are an annual tradition started 37 years ago when a display with pink bloomers turned into a boat fly-bye flag.

mmmm, look behind you! Lee Andersons People’s Choice Winner “Elizabeth J” 1897 30’ Davis Glass Cabin Launch

What a great day

All I see is legs. Fun photo

Twin engine winner – Skipper’s Choice: Bob Shadduck “Miss Scarlett” 25’ Chris Craft Express

Best Reflection

A true beaty

And the turn

The trifecta

Another fly by

Yes dear, on my way dear, yes, milk, yes dear, NO BOAT SHOW, yes dear, I wont stop at the boat show, I am stuck in traffic, no really dear, some beaver cut down a tree and .. yes dear, pasta, and some pickles, yes dear.

A true beauty

Best seats in the house

Best steering wheel

Best rendition of Oh Danny Boy

Best T shirt award

Best use of Leather

Ready to picnic

Drive by wave

Out for a ride

They got young people


Okay.. Is Sandy a girl or a guy? Wait I will go ask Pat.

I swear, one more beer, and I’m gonna buy that thing.

The 3 Amigos. Bill Terry our reporter on the right

3 more amigos.

Look over there. More 3 Amigos

4 amigos

6 Amigos!

Good god thats alotta amigos

No Amigos. No parking, No Battery..

Best bottom paint award

Is that the Sea sick tent?

And below more awards! Thanks Bill for the great report

Utility Under 21’: Rhett Flemming “Gatsby” 18’ Garwood

Utility Over 22’: Charlie Underbrink “Lioness” 29’ Chris Craft

Runabout 19’ and under: Maggie Mell “Maggie May” 19’ Chris Craft Capri

Runabout 20’ and over: Terry Petersen 21’ Falls Flyer

Outboard: Roger Ocel 14’ Falls Flyer

Fiberglass: Dave Rocca 20’ Glastron CVX-20

Launch: Dean Wilson “Sot Bat”

Display: Mike Bray “P57 Mustang” 14’ Lone Star

Dock Person: Gene White

Grand Marshall: Al & Barb Lindquist

11 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Looks like a fun show with a lot of fun people. Thank you Bill and Matt for sharing!

    I wish I knew what that “best use of leather” thing is all about.

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

    Looks like a fun time. Great looking boats, great looking people. Thanks Bill and Matt. I am waiting for a report from Algonac.

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      Mark, we had a great event. It was very hot, but the rain held off for our Friday (St. Clair) and Sunday ( Old Club) cruises. A lot of beautiful boats and some we had not seen before, which was nice.
      Unfortunately, I am a lousy photographer, so I hope someone that was there can send some photos to Matt. There are quite a few on Facebook already.
      Here is one someone took of Tiger Lily on Friday. That’s the best I can do. Sorry!

      • Scott K
        Scott K says:

        Funny thing about the Michigan gang’s facebook page is that it’s private a group. Its almost as if they do not want anyone to know.
        You’d think that you’d want to build interest instead of hide….odd.

  3. BT
    BT says:

    Mike Bray is a leather smith (is that a term?) with great passion. Over the years he has produced a number of small runabouts that he has covered with leather. Each boat salutes one of our public servant branches. We’ve had a police boat complete with lights and sirens, a health services boat, and this year’s boat salutes our special forces. Mike generally wins our best display award. I’ll add more photos when I find them.

  4. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Nice! Great to see the Red & White twin – only seventy of those made and few survivors – then across the dock, I believe that is the “Rio Rita”, a beautiful boat saved and restored by Alan Thomle here in the NW years ago! I’ve got to do the Midwest shows one of these days… 🙂

  5. BT
    BT says:

    Here’s one that missed the photo report. Del Vanemmerick has a barn full of assorted, restored crazy boats. Here was this years new arrival.

    On another note, Moonlite Bay will be hosting the International show’s Monday/Tuesday Whitefish Chain boat cruise luncheons on Sept. 9 & 10. See you there.


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