Rain or Shine The Boats And Bar Harbor Staff Shined – Live-ish From Gull Lake
This weekends story on the big Gull lake Show at Bar Harbor Supper Club, had to wait to dry out before we published it. Hey, it could have electrocuted you while touching your computer. Safety First. Okay? Don’t buy that? How about this, We had to let it soak up for a day to report it? Okay, no on that? How about? It’s a couple days late cause we had to put together a story! And Dane was up til 4AM editing photos and trying to think of how to report on a rainy show. And since it never rains in Woodyboaterville, we call it drool. Yes! Drool from Mother nature. She loves her wood boats. Okay! Ya, that’s more like it.The good news is that it was a two great days with great boats, great food and great friends. And we have photos and actual captions to prove it! Take it away Dane!
If you attend enough boat shows, sooner or later you will run into a rainy day. Saturday was shaping up to be an all day soaker and as I approached Bar Harbor Supper Club for the Gull Lake Classic Boat Show, I didn’t know what to expect. It was gray and a steady rain was falling, but there was still plenty of activity at the docks. Even with the rain, 58 boats were on display in the water. There was a steady stream of spectators on the docks, in raincoats, admiring the impressive collection of boats on display. Rain or shine this is a special show and the community comes out to see these boats.
John Allen and his staff at Bar Harbor had to shift gears and deal with a large crowd for lunch inside the restaurant instead of out on the front lawn. The crew at Bar Harbor deserve some recognition for the fantastic job they do all weekend long in support of this event. They know how to treat their guests.
The rain finally let up late in the afternoon providing an opportunity to grab some photos and more importantly allowing the boat owners to get back home or on their trailers without getting soaked again.
A huge shout out and thanks to all up in Gull Lake for making the show a great event and yearly tradition here on Woody Boater, to Dane for reporting, and John Allen for being an amazing host, and to Lee Anderson for bringing out a bazillion bucks worth of priceless treasures and letting them get soaked in drool. NOT RAIN. Drool, got it. It never rains in Woodyboaterville.
Great report. The level and variety of boats at this show never ceases to amaze me. Truly in a class by itself!
Rich and I really enjoyed the 2015 ACBS International Show held up on Gull Lake at Bar Harbor. We want to return for a future show there.
nice to see an outboard boat
Beautiful! Thank you, Dane, John, Dave, Lee and all the volunteers.
I would love if Lee authored a book of all his wonderful boats and the stories behind them.
Done right it would be very popular.
And I am sure it would be done right.
Great report with awesome photos as usual Dane. I believe Lee Anderson has been working with a professional photographer / publisher the last few years on a new book. Not sure where it’s at though. – Texx
I really love the paint job on that Donzi. 😉
A great place for a show, even with less than perfect weather. Love the new gas dock with vintage sign & vintage pump.
The people and the boats in Minnesota are first class. Can’t wait to visit again…..hopefully for another International show…hint….hint.
You don’t have to wait for another International. You could come for a long weekend next year and spend Thursday on the Whitefish Chain and Friday on Gull before the Saturday Boat Show.