Lake Champlain is big water – so it’s naturally big Lyman and big Sea Skiff terriroty
If its from Kent, it’s gonna look good. And it does. Kent can make a dock shot rock. And they do. Kent has super camera powers. He even.. and get this, he even sends along credits and captions. He is like a super photo shooter. Todays report is from Lake Champlain. As Kent said. ” I made a 250 mile roundtrip up to Burlington, VT, for the annual Lake Champlain Chapter Boat Show.” Riveting, Quick, back to the pictures.
Italian built Comitti 28’ owned by Mike Turner
Boatbuilder Ken Bassett’s 20’ electric launch, “Starry Nights”
A venerable U-22, “Whitecaps”, owned by Marcelis Parsons
Myndy & Kate Woodruff’s 1940 Chris Craft 19’ Barrelback “Agitator”
A nice little Chris Craft runabout
1939 Hubert Johnson 25’ owned by Matt Foley & Susie Becker
Mike O’Brien’s Lyman 19’ “Molly B”. Mike organizes the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, which co-insides with the boat show. This pirate was really getting into the sound of the band onshore, both part of the festival. Ahrrrrrr, matey!
Sharp looking Lyman sleeper
“Joshua’s Tree” started life as a Century Resorter and was converted into a speedster
Fellow Woody boater Gene Porter at the helm of his Lyman 23’ “True North”. The name is a reference to Gene’s carrier as a navigator on a nuclear submarine
A down east style lobster boat owned by Jan Rozendaal
A beautiful Elco crusier
im Bowen’s 1932 Faybow 18’. Jim restored the boat himself, but is no relation to the Bowen family of Fay & Bowen.
Awesome 1929 Consolidated 66’ commuter “Dolphin”. Owned by the same family since new, she has never been restored, only maintained. Her gas engines were changed out for diesels, other than that, she is very original.
Bob Woodard’s 1926 Hacker Dolphin “Rowena V”
Bob MacKay’s 1915 Consolidated Speedway 25’ “Miami”
Century Arabian in spectacular condition
“Miss Align”, 1969 Lyman Offshore 26’ owned by William Meehan
Bo and Kathy Muller’s 1934 Hutchinson Sedan 30’, “Algonquin”
Phew, thats it from Kent O Smith Jr’s eye. What a fun and cool looking show. Kent would like to say a special thank you to Lake Champlain chapter photographer George Kurjanowicz for inviting me on the boat parade photoshoot, and Steve Pond for liberating us from the dock and letting us ride aboard his beautiful 1967 Lyman hard top Sleeper 26’ “Besianna” to be closer to the action.
These are some great shots of Beautiful boats as always Kent.
For some reason I am always drawn to the black hulls.
Crap that was Saturday? I thought it was next weekend!!!!!
I really wanted to drag a boat to it.
JR. THANKS!! for the captions on each boat. I know it takes time but it means a lot to know about each boat.
I am with Jim, the captions are important…really fills out the story of the wonderful pics, many thanks,
John in Va.
Really only 5 responses? And I’m 2 of them? Takes a lot of effort to put a small show together, and it takes a lot of work to post pictures for this site (Thanks Kent). Guess im ranting now, its just a shame this show didn’t generate more interest today.
Speechless! another great group of boats. all these big crusin boats with tops, make me think it a good way to travel. mmm.
Thank you, guys….
Jim – it does take time to put names and data to boats, but I agree, it’s worth it. I’m glad you appreciate it.
Captain Grumpy – thanks for your remarks…not every show is Tahoe or Taveres…but there are still cool people who love old boats, and cool old boats. For me, that’s what it’s about.
Troy and Chris – thanks for looking and thanks for commenting, glad you enjoyed it.
I agree Kent O – Each show is unique (big or small) and has it’s own appeal & character. Even at an airport in Chetek, Wisconsin…
Thanks for sharing your great (Canon) photos with us.
Nice way to end my day looking at the photos. And thanks to mother nature, it looks like you had great weather, helps make a boat show even better.
I really like getting to see the lesser known and rarer brands of boats. That 66′ Consolidated was simply breathtaking! And that Hutchinson Sedan was beautiful too. And how often do we get to see those electric powered boats! Thanks for the great work!
KOS has a great eye and great equipment but also gets good access which makes for great shots. Champlain is BIG water and cold as, well, u know what. Great job, look forward to more of your work.
btw, if u’ve never ridden in an electric launch, u will be surprised at how enjoyable it is. try it sometime.