Smith Mountain Lake Late Last Gasp Thanksgiving Run!

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Sunrise at Smith Mountain Lake, Thanksgiving morning 2015.

There’s a tongue twister for ya. Long time fellow Woody Boater George Blosser of The Smith Mountain Lake Gang had a fun Last gasp run on the lake over the Thanksgiving holiday. I can say that the weather here in Virginia was worth winterizing again for. It was a nice 70 ish, and beautiful sunny weather. Take it away George.

Hello Matt,

We took the family out over Thanksgiving for a “Last Gasp” on Smith Mountain Lake.

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1956 Chris-Craft Continental  “Happy Days” leaving the boat house prior to the “Last Gasp” cruise on Smith Mountain Lake. George Blosser at the helm, Grandson Jake along with his  dog “Finnegan”.

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Underway heading north up the Roanoke River.

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Passing the famous Halesford Bridge L-R Grandson Jake, Daughter Pamela accompanied by her dog “Bella”.

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“Happy Days” being towed into the garage for the winter courtesy of the Blosser’s 1952 8N Ford Tractor.

Thanks George, its great to see that we are all still getting out there! You all can visit the SML chapter of the ACBS HERE. Great active group of folks on a stunning lake.

9 replies
  1. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    George Thanks for sharing!

    I LOVE those big Continentals. Is that a 25’er? Not a lot of them around. Saw a twin go through a local shop a couple of years ago, will see if I can find a picture.

    • George Blosser1
      George Blosser1 says:

      Our Continental is a 23′ model which is hull # CL-23-063. There are not many 25′ models around these days.

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Found it! Used to not like painted boats, but they sure have grown on me.

    According to Conrad’s Bible there were only 6 of these produced with twins.

  3. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    While in Charleston S.C. over the Thanksgiving week, we got to spend the day, on my son Dan’s Boston Whaler. Here is my youngest granddaughter Summer, snacking with grandpa.
    On Black Friday, “you go shoppin, we go boatin…”

    • George Blosser1
      George Blosser1 says:

      The bridge gets its name as being the only major bridge on the lake. The original bridge spanning the Roanoke River is beneath the current one and it is under 125 feet of water. The bridge is one of the major landmarks on the lake

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