Colony Canal In Algonac Back In The Day

Nice cruiser and even cooler Dock art. Love the swirl. Is that a Michigan thing?

Too bad there isn’t a reason this year to go visit the good folks up in Michigan, so we thought we would share some nice old photo of the Colony Canal in Algonac. For many up there, this is now a row of house and a neighborhood, and home to Colony Marine owned by Pete Beauregard.



Pete also owns the old Chris Craft Plant.  And is the home of the Algonac show.

The marina at the location of the old plant

This is the last of the older photos found on ebay.

Wide open

Stay out!

Molly -O rules the canal!

Lots of boating in the area

21 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    But Matt you are mistaken. There are two great reasons to visit this great area. Of course there is the international show in Port Huron in September. But so you don’t have to wait that long there is also the 33rd annual “Where it all Began” event at the Harbour Club in Algonac in June. We are celebrating our Chapter’s 40th anniversary wth three days of events on these great boating waters. Come to Michigan two times this summer and we promise you a great time!

  2. Mike W
    Mike W says:

    Wow. What a way to wake up in the morning. I grew up running “The Flats” and this header looks to be a few lots from where my parents house was located. Those two houses look real familiar as most of the originals on Anchor Bay Drive are still standing and have changed little over the years. When I was a kid we water skied down the back canal before the new houses were built. My parents were also original members of the Chrysler Yacht Club which is now the North Channel Yacht Club. We love Lake Michigan but the Flats area still has so much to offer. So much history and so many areas to hide. I miss it. Sometimes everything comes together.
    Thanks, Matt

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      WOW! How cool is that? And on top of all this there are two events up there. I mean what are the chances of that? Greg you should tell your club to use Woody boater to let people know. Dont be so quiet about it.

  3. Shep22
    Shep22 says:

    Changing the subject, Tom the ‘master chucker’ at Palm Gardens tells me he is going to have new shirts in time for the boatshow, so, that means we can all go home with a new ‘Woodyboater Shirt’ and a new ‘Palm Gardens shirt’ and be all dressed up for the summer boating season.

  4. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    These old photo’s are AMAZING!

    Why have you not bought or at least brought to our attention the E-Bay listing titled “WOMEN NUDE IN BOAT AND BEACH LOT OF 20 VINTAGE 35mm BLACK & WHITE NEGATIVES”?
    I think these are going to go fast.

    Pretty amazing how things can change in less than 100 years.

  5. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Get your tape out Troy…I think the bottom babe’s ankles are 2 millimeters too small…..but you would not have noticed since you, like the rest of us, are “on crack”.

    Good times soon in Fla!!

    John in Va.

  6. Horace
    Horace says:

    Hey Greg,

    How much water is there up there at the Harbor Club in case I bring my trawler? I’d hate to run aground. I think if we leave this week, we could make it there by June.

    Thanks, Horace

  7. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    All the Great Lakes have above average for the season water levels at the moment and I doubt that will change much by June.

    This is the perfect year for all of the trawler owners and trawler haters to cruise up to Michigan.

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