Live-ish From The Indian Lake, Ohio ACBS Chapter 18th Annual Vintage Boat And Car Show
FELLOW WOODY BOATERS BRIAN FOGARTY AND HIS DAD MIKE had every vantage point covered (even from the sky) at the Indian Lake Ohio Chapter show – held recently at Russell’s Point Harbor. And fortunately for us, they shared their story here today. By the way, you can click on the images to enlarge them. – Texx
Indian Lake (Ohio) ACBS Chapter 18th Annual Vintage Boat and Car Show
Story by Brian and Mike Fogerty
Photos by Barbara Peters, Jeff Peters and others.
Indian Lake’s historic Russell’s Point Harbor was the venue on July 16 for the 18th, and best ever, show featuring 38 vintage boats and 40 classic cars.
The harbor and street were full of beautiful wood, aluminum and fiberglass boats as it was in the 1930’s through the 1960’s when the amusement park and dance halls with big bands brought thousands of tourists from all over Ohio.
This non-judged show attracts a wide variety of boats, huge turnout of spectators, and fosters lots of nostalgic stories and friendships.
One first-time attendee who brought an unusual boat was Richard Harris of Hamilton, Ohio. Richard found his 11 foot, 1948 Danbury Fair Racer with 26 1/2 horsepower Crosley 4-cylinder engine in the weeds near the Danbury, Connecticut Amusement Park.
There were 19 of these boats built to race in a 40 foot-wide moat which was a quarter-mile oval around the amusement park from 1948-1950. This boat was restored by Mr. Harris to like-new condition and was one of the main attractions of our show.
We are one of the smallest ACBS chapters but attract interesting people, cars and boats every year.
Special thanks to Brian Fogerty and Mike for sharing their story with us today, as well as the photographers who pitched in to help – we appreciate the effort. – Texx
From the Indian Lake Ohio ACBS Chapter Website
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. This website is designed to facilitate communication with chapter members and introduce our chapter and the ACBS to those in our area who share our passion for vintage watercraft.
For more information you can Click Here to visit the Indian Lake Chapter website.
Great report gang, thanks for sharing!
The Crusse family has several boats! This group was at the Chesapeake Bay show in June 1/4 size, 1/2 size and full size!
Thanks Brian and Mike! Looks like a fun show.
Have been considering a local chapter! Looks like I found one! My 1949 Century Resorter 19 will look great at those docks!
Dennis, we’d love to have you as a member. Thanks for your interest. Beautiful Century!
Nice coverage. Thanks to Brian and Mike. This is the reason I visit here, to see some fantastic boats that I would completely miss otherwise. I can also keep up with old friends that are still involved in the hobby with the same undiminished passion.
Would love to see more pictures of the crusse family’s 1/2 scale CC deluxe runabout
I see the engine hatch is open which suggests there is an engine in there , wondering if this is an driveable boat
Overall looks great
Richard, I don’t know all of the details, but there is an electric motor in there.
The 1/2 scale deluxe has a trolling motor in it. If you visit Crussen Classics Facebook, there is a video. Also there are several other pictures and video’s of the boats.
Great coverage, thanks for the submission. I thought I was getting somewhat familiar with digital photography myself and hoped to, at some time, get a shot or 2 worth submitting but now I have to know how to fly a friggin’ drone with digital camera attachment too?? Maybe I need to take up a simpler hobby, like rocketry or robotic Battlebots.
Someone should see if Jack Beatley would like to have his own annual boat show there. He has enough boats in his collection to fill all those slips (and probably more) based on what I saw in his families marina storage building that use to be the marina there. You know just by looking at his 28′ Chris that he has rare and top quality stuff.
Thanks to Mac McGinnis for the aerial photos
Thanks for chiming in Jim.
Great Day, Great Show and most of all Great Friendships that weekend! Thanks for your efforts with the pictures and news about our show, Mike and Brian!
Thanks for the great coverage Brian and Mike. We have a great time and for a smaller show (about 40 boats this year) there is a lot of diversity. Among those were an exceptional Glastron Carlson Scimitar, A factory custom CC 16 Special Racer, the worlds most original 58 Coronado, and the only twin 23 barrel on the planet. There was also a Searay “SeaRaider” mounted on a golf car chassis by the local Dealer.