https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Clayton-2017-3.jpg 544 800 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2018-06-27 06:57:442018-06-27 06:57:44Are You Going To Clayton In August 3-5? We Are And Will Be Reporting Live!
Are You Going To Clayton In August 3-5? We Are And Will Be Reporting Live!
Last year we had such a great time at the big Clayton Show, we are headed back this year. And this time we are showing up even earlier so we can visit the entire area. We also are excitied to announce that Phil Andrews from New Zealand will be joining us as will some other regular Woody Boaters. It looks like it might become a fun Woody Boater “thing” Whatever a “thing” is.
I dont think we will be bringing a boat though, but will have a small tent to hang out in. And no, we wont be selling t shirts. Sorry, we would spend all day in the tent, and 99% of the fun is the museum and area. So? Got plans to go?
A group of WoodyBoaters from the Michigan chapter stayed in Clayton and cruised the Thousand Islands for three days last July. Great boating area and we spent a morning touring the museum. The ABM folks were terrific and also helped us plan our cruising routes. Planning on going back next year when they host the 2019 ACBS International event. Tied up this year getting ready for WoodyBoaters to visit us in Port Huron!
Photo from the Thousand Islands.
Ive been here twice the last time maybe 5 years ago and the history is everywhere, museum is first class, area is beautiful and will go back again. Make sure to have breakfast at the quaint Koffee Kove in downtown Clayton, good food and even better coffee. Also visited boldt castle the last time and it was interesting but disappointed the boat trip from downtown did not take us to see the boathouse, I think that was another trip. One negative of being on the water for us was getting a phone call and the signal bounced off the canadian towers so when I received my bill a couple of weeks later that 7 minute call cost something like $28.00. Phone service suggested I turn off my phone if I went to the area again. Have a great time.
Water levels are back to normal from last year so bring your boat!
Matt, if you have a place to tie up a boat, and you want to see the islands from the water, I can probably bring up the Penn Yan for a day or two. With advance notice, I can even clean it out a bit first! Let me know.
Your going to clean the baseball bat?
There is no baseball bat on the boat! It is called The Persuader. It is used to persuade the fish to stop flopping around. It can persuade other people as well. And no, that won’t get cleaned.
Just 1 1/2 hr from my house, I rarely miss it. Back in the day you could get some real deals at the auction, not so much now. It’s fun to look though.
Ahhh! The River
Really looking forward to experiencing the show and this famous area and meeting some of you WoodyBoaters.
Its a long boat ride from my home port here in New Zealand!
Matt going to Clayton with nothing in tow… He didn’t say anything about what he plans on towing home! LOL
Used to go every year back in the days when Bo Collins and Bill Danforth were in charge..It was great then and am sure it still is….It can be fun even without a boat but in the past some of the locals were quite friendly and boat rides were offered. Wish we could go this year.