Martin Smith Boat Collection – Details Now Listed On The St. Lawrence Restoration Website


As we reported yesterday, the Martin Smith Antique & Classic Boat Collection is now being offered for sale exclusively by St. Lawrence Restoration in Clayton, NY and John Allen Marine Engines in Calfornia. Additional information and pricing on this huge collection of boats and engines is now avaliable for viewing at the St. Lawrence Restoration website by clicking here.

One of the very rare boats being offered is CHUCKEL a 1925 28’ Rochester with triple cockpit configuration. This was the catalogue boat for the 1925 New York Boat Show. She accidentally sunk in the late 1920’s and was recovered in the 1980’s. Professionally restored to Concours condition including original type Hall-Scott L M 6 200 horse power 6 cylinder engine.

Also offered in the collection is SPINSTER – a 1934 28’ Hutchinson triple cockpit featuring a V-8 marine engine 302 cubic inch – original name NY OLD MOLE.

And also this 18’ St. Lawrence Skiff (year unknown) built by Gordon Kenyon


8 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    LOVE that Rockchester. $ of pint of blood x # needed to finance that boat = Dead. Ok I need a new plan.

  2. Texx
    Texx says:

    I agree – the 28’ Rochester is way cool.

    There’s a strong chance you would be the only guy at your lake to have one. Just buy it, hide it for as long as you can, and then beg for forgiveness later… That should work.

  3. Alex
    Alex says:

    You’re just posting this late at night to keep me up, aren’t you. How in the world, after seeing that Rochester, will I ever sleep.

    Anybody know the going rate for a kidney these days? (There are 5 in this family.)

    60-year financing available?


    Ok, I’m desperate here.

    How about lay-a-way? That’ll buy me time to figure something out.

    • Texx
      Texx says:

      You could get the whole family in that big 28’ Rochester, and still have room in the rear cockpit. (Some refer to it as the Mother-in-Law cockpit)

    • Rick
      Rick says:

      Hope you mean there are 5 people in the family and not 5 kidneys. An odd number of kidneys means someone may already be harvesting to finance a hobby.

  4. Catherine
    Catherine says:

    I know Chuckle well… she is a real beauty. Her History is amazing!!! Love the comments. I’m sure Martin is smiling

    • Chuck
      Chuck says:

      Hi Catherine.
      My grandparents owned the Chuckel when it sank in 1928.
      I have pics after it was raised and not in good condition.
      I took many pics of St Lawrence Restoration building a new Chuckel after it was surveyed. It took many years to complete and I never saw it completed as I moved out west from Massena in 1993.
      How do you know of it so well?

      Attached are some pics of the holy Chuckels in 1979.I hope they show up.

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