Did Lemonhead Make It To The Whitefish Chain Show?


John Allen brought “Princess Paige”. 1926 26′ Earl C Barnes Custom Launch. He left with three new trophy’s

Minnesota Woody Boater reporter Dane Anderson reports in from the Whitefish Chain of lakes annual boat show. So, Dane did Lemonhead make it? Take it away Dane.

Dave Bortner arriving in DREAMBOAT, his 1961 Century Coronado

Thanks Matt

Here are some photos from the Whitefish Chain show.

Saturday was the 30th Annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous. Once again our host was the Fabulous Moonlite Bay in Crosslake.

Jeffrey Breen 26′ Gentleman’s Race Boat. Peter Breen and Jeffrey Breen came from Ontario to show Jeffrey’s creation “The Apprenticeship”. Completed in 2016, they brought it down to Dora this year and logged 500 miles running the St John’s river.

33′ Goodhue Hawkins. One of three Charlie Underbrink boats at this year’s show.

The boat show volunteers and restaurant staff do a great job of making everyone feel welcome starting with the white glove treatment from the dock hands making sure that every boat gets to the docks without a scratch or finger print.

1961 Chris Craft 21′ Continental Over the Top, owned by Daryl Konrad

Yes thanks Dane, but did Lemonhead make it?

Well Matt, we are happy to report that the large patio and deck overlooking the docks sports an outdoor bar and grill with burgers, brats, and pulled pork sandwiches for the show attendees. Also available is full lunch menu service with indoor or outdoor seating. This boat show is also famous for providing a capable staff of volunteers at the launch ramp to help get everyone’s boats off and on their trailers safe and secure.

1937 18′ Garwood Utility, Rhett and Amy Fleming

Yes, Dane, very happy about the Brat’s DID LEMONHEAD MAKE IT?

Thanks Matt, There is always a wide selection of classic boats present at this show. This year there were 48 entries from small cedar strip rowboats to large antique launches and everything in between.

Charlie Underbrink’s 1955 Chris Craft 29′ Sportsman

DANG DANE? You running for office? DID LEMONHEAD MAKE IT?

Oh, why yes, I am running for office.


Oh one more thing, Mark Sutterholm brought a very nice Riva…..

Mark Setterholm in his 1969 Riva Ariston

aaaaaanddddd? Dane?

Some small boat. It was yellow.

So it made it.

Sure, want photos?


Kirk Lillie bringing Lemonhead to the show.

Mark Setterholm passing out Lemonhead candy, enjoying the bright yellow upholstery in Lemonhead.

Mark now has a canker sore.

Mark Setterholm’s 1953 Special Sportsman.

There are others? Want to see them. YES DANE!

Peter Dahl brought 2 classic Boston Whalers. A 1968 17′ Montauk and a 1968 13′ Super Sport.

Two Riva Aristons sharing a dock. On the left is Charlie Underbrink’s 1970 and Mark Setterholm’s 1969 is on the right.

Well, we got it all I hope! Thanks Dane for the fun report!


14 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Glad he was able to find Lemmon Head. That boat is so camouflaged, it virtually disappears at the dock.

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    I know, sometimes all these muted colors just blend in, I wish he had pushed it a little further. Not sure how. Maybe a black light? Does it come with a bug zapper? Do you have to wear sunglasses even on a cloudy day?

  3. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Congratulations Mark and Kirk for making an impossible deadline with Lemonhead. The Riva ain’t bad, either.

  4. Royce A. Humphreys
    Royce A. Humphreys says:

    Gotta love Lemonhead! Truly unique and well done. Wish that I could have attended!

    • Dane
      Dane says:

      It’s no longer just the shorts. Dave didn’t even get a rope to the dock before he got his first complement. Not for the stunning Coronado, but for his “outfit” complete with matching blue and red shoes.

  5. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Nice to see “Over the Top” out and about. I remember the evening Sandi and I helped name that one.

    Don’t jump past that 29′ Sportsman so fast. That boat is AWESOME! Only 4 hulls made. Interestingly they offered 6 different engine combinations for them, but only built 4 hulls.

  6. Dan T
    Dan T says:

    That guy Kirk is the perfect pilot for Lemmon Head. If the boat is ever for sale, he should go with it. Its the hat. Great Photog!

  7. Stu
    Stu says:

    Mark and Lemonhead two years ago before their historic first voyage on Whitefish, 10 minutes away from sinking!

    • Mark Setterholm
      Mark Setterholm says:

      Thanks for posting this pic Stu. If you look closely, you can see the yellow bottom color peeking through the bottom paint near the stem of the boat. What a day that was! 🙂

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