Classic Boats & Cars Gather For The 2015 Wooden Keels and Vintage Wheels Show At Indian Lake, Ohio
There were two kinds of wood at Russells Point Harbor on Indian Lake last weekend – the beautiful varnished wood used to build the classic boats, and the (less beautiful) natural wood that was used to build the docks. In order see and appreciate the beautiful varnished wood without being interrupted by the natural wood on the docks, Brian had to shoot many of the boats from their transoms. Nice work Brian! – TexxLive-ish from Indian Lake, Ohio
17th Annual Wooden Keels and Vintage Wheels Show
Report by Brian Fogarty / Photos by Barbara Peters
Texx – What a great turnout for the July 17,18,19th 2015 annual Wooden Keels and Vintage Wheels Show at Russells Point Harbor on Indian Lake in central Ohio!!
We had 38 antique and classic boats along with a wonderful display of vintage cars. The show is one of the activities of the Indian Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. The harbor venue, site of the former amusement park known from 1925-1970 as Ohio’s Million Dollar Playground, sparkled after its recent upgrades.
A fabulous weekend of classic boating and great friends gathered together to share a common interest. – Brian Fogarty
From the Indian Lake Chapter ACBS website / mission statement:
“The vision of the Indian Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is to provide an organization where people with a common interest in and love of historic, antique, and classic boats can come together with friends and colleagues in a spirit of fellowship and fun to share dreams, adventures, knowledge, history and experiences.”
“Our chapter promotes this vision to enthusiasts throughout central and northwestern Ohio. We are a volunteer, non-profit organization based at Indian Lake.”
Special thanks to Brian Fogarty for sharing this report with us today. Also to the Indian Lakes Chapter and volunteers for keeping the spirit alive. For more information on the Indian Lakes Chapter you can Click Here to visit their website.
Brian Fogarty also manages the informative Wagemaker Wolverine Boat Owners website which you can see by Clicking Here.
Thanks for the report! It seems like dock builders everywhere don’t take into consideration the needs of a Woodyboater photographer and journalist. Maybe ACBS should publish guidelines on orienting docks to the morning sun, maximum post height etc.
Great report Brian!! Thanks for your great coverage of our festivities and for all your help and contributions to our local chapter and the success of our show.
There sure are some Great shows going on.
I am curious about the Marinacci – LOVE the shape! Anybody know more about the builder and/or boat?
Would like to see / hear more about the twin engine Chris triple.
“Lady Of The Lake” is the original name applied to Hull# 22163 at the factory. She was special ordered late in the 1940 model run and is the only 23 barrel back of any year with twin engines. The original purchaser from Grand Lake, Colorado ordered the boat with twin 121HP KBs to be the fastest boat on the lake. The complete documented story would make a tasty article all by itself. She was meticulously cared for her entire life and still retains 99% of her original wood with the exception of her bottom. She is truly fabulous and currently owned by a delightful Indian Lake Family.
Thanks for chiming in Greg. Great information. It would be fun to do a feature story on “Lady of the Lake” if possible. We love these kind of stories. – Texx
Great job Brian. WoodyBoater of the Day!
Looks like a great show and venue! The Marinacci (I believe) was a collaboration between Julius Marinacci and Curt Erickson and (I believe) was the last boat that Julius built. He was the mastermind behind the Fairliner Torpedo and other runabouts and boats built by Fairliner in Tacoma, WA. in the 40’s and 50’s. The boat is featured on pgs 283-285 in Real Runabouts V.