Gull Lake Covid Cruise, No One Dies.


Dane’s Photos My Captions!

We got these wonderful photos from Dane Anderson of the canceled boat show up on Gull Lake, the good news, is they had the cruise. Which is a safe choice, and the only folks in deep trouble would be the ones at the tail end of the cruise with all the Covid drool from the boats ahead of them.

Pontoon attack

Love the transom art

Family adventure. VERY COOL TOP!

Social distancing


Wait, no SCRAM! best lettering EVER!

6 ft apart

Actually this looks amazing, and why not enjoy some fresh air and your covid partner? Perfect


Kiss cam?

Dig those shades!

Okay lets all drive by this house with the big window

Wait for me

come on

Different boat! Really!

Hacker drive by

Mr Allen goes boating

Century joy

With a top

Okay, back to normal putting around.

Waves are more contagious than any pandemic

So are smiles

Waves and Smiles!

Okay, thats not a real wave, thats a high five? Or just throwing your hand up there..

Wonderful lines


Mr and Mrs Freedom




We need more young people.

A HIGE THANKS TO DANE AND THE LAND O LAKES GANG for reminding us all that there are always wonderful moments even in 2020!

21 replies
  1. tparsons56
    tparsons56 says:

    Wow – This really makes me miss summer and boating! Only 5 months to go (very unhappy face right now).

  2. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Wow, what a great group of boats. How I miss runs like that with the Michigan gang. Let’s hope for 2021!

  3. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Dane always delivers! As I said here on WoodyBoater, the one bright spot in this Covid tragedy will be the rediscovery of the simple joys of a splash mob. Hard to beat the simple pleasures of a day on the water with fellow woody boaters.

    That “young couple” in Blue Heron are Barb and Al Lindquist. Talk about a couple that gives back to the hobby! Barb is the longtime Treasurer of BSLOL and Al is the incoming President. Whenever something for the club needs to happen they’re there for the club. They also never miss a splash mob.

    Barb was a pioneering pilot for Northwest Airlines, one of the first women to fly a 747. And Al was an air traffic controller. If you know Al and what a great and hilarious conversationalist he is, you can just hear him flirting with Barb as she was on an approach to MSP.

  4. Ned Protexter
    Ned Protexter says:

    We had a great time and made a short week out of the trip. Burned a lot of fuel and got to take in Gull Lake. It was a good thing baby James was there to drive. Merry Christmas from Okoboji.

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

    “I close my eyes remembering the warmth of yesterday”. If those pictures won’t do it nothing will. Great! Thanks for sharing Dane.

  6. John W Humphrey
    John W Humphrey says:

    Wow! What wonderful photos! Pam and I had a great time at Gull Lake. We are looking forward to next year! Thanks Dane and Matt!

  7. Craig A. McIntosh
    Craig A. McIntosh says:

    isn’t mike favilla on gull lake with his dodge watercar? i’m not seeing him… maybe i’m confusing the lakes.

  8. Mercstun
    Mercstun says:

    I think these cruises should be replacing the shows that are canceled if possible. Since the masks “work” that should be fine while launching and docking boats.
    On another note…. very nice to see a GREAT variety of boats on the photos. Helps keep the flame lit. I mean I dig Chris Crafts but its nice to see some attention elsewhere when there are some good looking vessels out there. Really enjoyed the photos today. Glad to hear that everyone was still alive after the cruise.

  9. Dane
    Dane says:


    These cruise days are great in conjunction with a boat show too. In a normal year the cruise would have been on Friday. Since Gull is not home waters for many of us, it is nice to tour the lake. As a photographer I like to capture boats doing what they were meant to do.

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      The Michigan chapter tries to have on water events as part of all of our annual shows. We have a Friday and Saturday cruise as part of the Algonac show in June. Come join us!

  10. Royce A. Humphreys
    Royce A. Humphreys says:

    A great event/non event that we thoroughly enjoyed from a social distance! We towed Chris Mugge’s (Steelcraft fame)1963 Raven only to be bitten by the failed original steering cable. Thank heavens it was in front of the Bar Harbor docks. Hitched a ride with the Protextors and I got baby James detail. It was great just to see everyone, but of course from a distance!

  11. CenturyMike
    CenturyMike says:

    Great article! Loved it! Still trying to figure out the one with “Mr. Allen” but they are all beautiful!

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