Woody Boaters Remember September 11, 2001 With Their Ensigns Flying High

All of us here in the Woody Boater Community have three things in common. We love antique & classic boats, we proudly fly an Ensign on our stern poles, and we all remember where we were and what we were doing on September 11th, 2001.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of that terrible day, we suggested that if any fellow Woody Boaters had a photo of their Ensign they could send them in to Woody Boater and we would post them today, as our small contribution to regonize the 10th anniversary. People thought it was a great idea, and the photos started coming in. We also added a few shots from our photo archive that we thought were appropriate for the occasion.

This is not about the boats today, but about the people, families and service men that were impacted by the events of September 11th, 2001.

Allen Papendick’s 1957 Century with the sun on the horizon.

Ken Miller and “Miss Cynthia” from Lake Chickamauga.

“Relax” it’s just Bob Kays…

WoodyGal’s ’67 Super Sport.

ARRRGH! and Pumpkin at Sunnyland

First Light, Lake Dora 2011 with Jim Frechette.

This from Alex Watson and Marquetry’s Charles Bingham.

Richard Gambino wanted to display the American Flag this weekend and we understand…

Steve Bunda with his 1936 19 footer “Patriot” and his flag, and dog.

“Red Head II” – The busiest boat on the lake…

Greg Lewandowski – A shot taken over the stern of “Water Lily” while running down the South Channel of the St. Clair River during the 2011 Algonac show.

Don Vogt with “Jennifer II” at Lake Tahoe in 2008.

Randy Rush (Captain Grumpy) sent us this shot of “Walter’s Dream” his 1959 Homebuilt. (Happy Anniversary Captain!)

“Sassafras” is Allen & Deb Willey’s U22 that we reported on earlier this year.

Tim & Deb Salt on Lake Coeur d’Alene in August.

The Smith’s aboard “Smith Skiff”

A nice Chris-Craft image by Robert & Linda Miracle.

The Toye Family tubing near Prineville, Oregon this summer.

Tom Frye from Michigan sent us a shot of “Zas Zu Zas” his 1936 19′ Chris-Craft.

And a shot of “Tradition” – a 1939 24′ Chris-Craft from Rob Schantz

Vintage photo of “River Rat” – That guy looks familiar…

Classic boating at it’s best on the Hudson River in 2007.

Running on Lake Coeur d’Alene – August 2011.

Brian Robinson – “Empress”


Please take a few minutes today to think about all of the innocent lives lost on this day 10 years ago, and the four attacks that have changed the country forever…

“We Will Never Forget”

7 replies
  1. Randy Rush-Captain Grumpy
    Randy Rush-Captain Grumpy says:

    Texx: Nice job. Id like to give a shout out to my Canadian friends especially the 10,000 people of Gander Newfoundland for taking into their homes and hearts 6700 stranded airplane passengers that terrible day. Thank You!

  2. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    All I have to do is walk to the top of the hill and look towards the city and I remember everyday. Thanks for the flags and the Lyman header.

  3. Jim Frechette
    Jim Frechette says:

    Thanks very much for including “Old Paint”. I wanted to be a part of this but was on the road and could not access my photo files at home. You guys are the greatest for putting this together.

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