Algonac, Michigan Has Become Lyman-ville, Michigan For The Weekend!


Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Chad Durren, we are once again Live-ish from the 26th Annual Chris-Craft Plant Jamboree “Where It All Began” in Algonac, Michigan. This year’s event features the popular Lyman boats as the Marque Class, and the Lyman’s have come out in full force for the show. So to honor the marque, we had decided to do an “All Lyman” pictoral report here at Woody Boater.

“Just One More” (shown above and below) is a 1965 28′ Lyman Sportsman powered by Twin 220 HP Grey Marine V-8’s owned by Donald & Pat Hall from Harrison Township, MI. This is one beautiful boat!

Kevin Fisher from Port Huron, MI brought over his spacious 1971 30′ Lyman Sportsman “Kevin’s Heaven” powered by Twin Chrysler V-8’s. Looks like a great place to check out what’s happening on the Internet – Maybe he’s reading about himself on Woody Boater?

Check out this interesting, but beautiful side steer Lyman… A fisherman’s special?

A spotless – vintage center steer Lyman clinker with period Johnson outboard. Love those seat cushions too…

Another perfect Lyman with the stylish matching-blue beer koozies, line and key fob. This boat just screams “Wood”.

Chad spotted this classic Lyman at the land display or Field of Dreams at Algonac.

“Frequent Flyer” is a big 1968 30′ Lyman Islander owned by Peter & Ellen Durand, featured on this year’s boat show poster by the Michigan Chapter ACBS. Very nice example of a classic Lyman, and look it has a side steer set up too.

Stay tuned for another Live-ish update from the 2011 Algonac Boat Show hosted by the Michigan Chapter ACBS, which will feature many of the other antique & classic marques that were in attendence at this years big show.


Story Update – Fellow Woody Boater Jon was hoping that we would include a shot of his Classic Lyman that he and his wife brought to Algonac last weekend. Today our intrepid Roving Reporter / Photographer Chad was able to locate a shot of Jon’s Lyman with the gaggle of Lymans at Algonac… This is the best we could do Jon… Enjoy and thanks for tuning in to Woody Boater! – Chad & Texx

Fellow Woody Boater Jon's Lyman - One Of Many In Algonac


9 replies
  1. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    Now we are talking. Lapstrakelalapolooza. That third boat is a pristine Lyman Islander. Beautiful. Thanks to Chad for the pictures and leaving the west side to go get them. That shot of the boat on land display really shows off the lines of the early hulls with plumb stems, sweeping strakes aft to rounded transom. Sweet. Send all you have the Chris Craft Sea Skiffs Too.

    • Jon C
      Jon C says:

      It was great to talk to other owners who had pretty much the same setup as mine including the engine which I had a lot of questions about.
      Thanks for not getting a pic of my Lyman on there, I think I’m the only one you missed. This was my first show ever with my Lyman or any other boat and I was hopping to see it show up Online (I was right in the middle of all of them).

  2. chad
    chad says:

    Jon, where was your Lyman sitting? What was her name?

    I took hundreds of photos, I’m sure I have one of your boat.


  3. Jon C
    Jon C says:

    No name on her yet, I wanted to get her in the water and use her and use her and use her…and to make the new bride happy by going out in our first wooden boat together. Also it took us forever to decide on a name.
    At the show I was right between Kevin’s Heaven and Island Lady, two great boats with great owners.

  4. chad
    chad says:

    Sorry Jon, I sifted through all my Lyman pics and I the only one I have is a “down the line” photo. …I think.

  5. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    Hey Jon C. is that a 1964 20 footer inboard? Just a guess.
    From what I can see it looks like a boat that I would like a ride in. User boats are my speciality.

  6. Ryan Nagel
    Ryan Nagel says:

    Wow, an impressive group of big Lymans. I just launched my ’72 30′ Islander Sedan Flybridge “Last Call” last week and put 6 hours on her this past weekend. Had a few days of calm seas on Lake Erie, and solid 4’s out of the NE Monday which it took with no problem. Loved my 26′ cruisette but man the 30’s are tanks!

    I hope all of you join us in Huron for the All Classics Weekend August 19-21st. Also, if you haven’t already, check out the LBOA’s facebook page, lots of photos and stories.

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