Steve Lapkin Reports in from Gull Lake GAAAAADZOOKS!
Traveling is a passion, a way of living. It will help to find yourself, or it will help you to gain a better perspective of who you already are. You can never travel too far. And once you initiate the saga and begin to know a place, immerse yourself! I’ve commenced that process and here for you is day #2 at Gull Lake, Minnesota, in anticipation of the 2023 Gull Lake Classic Boat gathering at the Bar Harbor Supper Club, hosted by John Allen, and orchestrated by Dave Bortner.
Over one-hundred mahogany masterpieces are invited and expected for public display. Discounting that any new experience will include the unexpected, the unanticipated, and unfathomable distractions, today commenced after coffee from the local roaster, Stonehouse Coffee, and this date announced itself with the charming face and youth-at-the-wheel of a Chris-Craft 18-foot Cobra.
When it came time, at the end of a long day, to put pen to paper and upload visual assets, there ensued a (typical?) internet constipation which decelerated the uploads. Hopefully this reaches you all, eventually, on time. Below are some lower resolution images of Ft Mahogany as teasers
You will also see more inner workings at Fort Mahogany as the various vessels are brought back to life after long winters and several years of inactivity. We did on-the water photo shoots which also show various locales on Gull Lake and backdrops including Bar Harbor Supper Club. Enjoy, please, and stand by for more ‘surprises’ as we approach the opening celebrations planned at Bar Harbor by Friday. and A one-off racing launch with one-of-a-kind auto racetrack power, a Purdy dynamo, named Wyndcrest as narrated by owner, John Allen. I also witnessed the re-splash of John’s prized 18- foot Chris-Craft Cobra which was recently featured in an issue of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club’s Brass Bell.SL
You can see more of Steves Work HERE at his website, and in the Chris Craft Antique Boat Clubs Brass Bell