Post Cards From The Past.

Wow, who new u22’s were such a thing?

Today we have some fun with vintage postcards. This used to be a fun feature on Woody Boater. Vintage Postcards. The other day I came across this whopper and thought. Mmmm, been a while since we had some postcard fun!

What in the heck is going on here? Are they all getting sick?

Take it away me.. Thanks Me, Here ya go! Oh, god, I am talking to myself again. Maybe I won’t notice it, and can just keep writing. Quick, show the post cards, maybe I won’t notice.

Classic scene in New Jersey.

Looks like Conn to me?

New hampshire. What is cool about this is the color red and seafoam color pallet. The red director chairs and classic red shirt.

Ya, and then this one was printed.

It’s a boat show! How many of these boats are still in use?

Cool classic scene


Catalina races

The fastest boat on Delvan lake.



23 replies
  1. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    That U-22 post card just proves I have gotta get mine finished. Who knew it was such a babe magnet?

  2. Ronald Ford
    Ronald Ford says:

    I had a U22 and could never get more than 2 hot babes at a time in it, must have been the collared shirt and slicked back hair.Maybe all those people looking down were at Silver Springs Florida in their glass bottom boats looking at an old Tarzan movie set there. Great pictures

    • Wilson
      Wilson says:

      Regrettably, Silver Springs is so infested with algea that the glass bottom boats have stopped running there.

  3. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Really great stuff. New Hampshire pier looks like a Whirlwind or Wolverine in the foreground. Likely a Wagemaker because the deck seems crowned?….but then the logo on the rear is a Whirlwind feature? Go Boating today…..blowing…but Going!

    John in Va

  4. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    Great fun! Love these little snap shots of boating life.
    I have some at home I’ll post later ‘cause I’m at the lake!

  5. RH in Indy
    RH in Indy says:

    Thanks for the great artwork and pics!
    I think we’ve had our last snow flurry and sub-freezing low. Water Log goes in Sunday.

  6. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    We were planning to go to the lake house to turn on the water this weekend, but it is still SNOWING!!!! Ugh. Three weeks into April and you shouldn’t even have to consider the possibility of pipes freezing. Maybe May will be better, or maybe I should buy a U22 and move south?

  7. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    That U-22 shot looks a lot like the way I used to cruise Cobbossee, only at that time I was running a tri-hull Duo Gypsy.

    Wish I had some pics of those days, I never even knew how good I had it. Oh the naivety of youth.

  8. Bruce Covell
    Bruce Covell says:

    My brother drove the 22′ Chris Crafts at George and Bliss on Lake Placid in the 50’s. My ‘other brother’ was a deck hand on the ‘Doris’, a George and Bliss tour boat and sold postcards to the passengers during the tour

  9. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    you don’t get it Resorter….Matt just doesn’t know what day this is….neither do I most of them time…..and who cares?
    Friday! I am going boating in the wind!

    John in Va.

  10. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    I use to browse flea markets, antique shops and then there was ebay. Use to pay 25 – 50 cents apiece up to $1,00 until ebay pushed them up to $5.00 and I dropped out. I’ve got a boatload of them. This one is particularly interesting as it looks early and tell what lense and camera from which it was printed.

  11. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Before there were runabouts there were scores of canoes on the Charles River, Boston and at this concert band stand in Belle Isle on the St Clair River. I have lots of pre power boat canoes gathering at local lakes where “sports” would paddle their date in courting canoes. Then later they could paddle…well, if they were into another kind of paddling.

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      Floyd, another great photo that brings back memories. Belle Isle is actually an island adjacent to the east side of Detroit in the Detroit River. I know, because that could have been me as a kid in one of those canoes!

  12. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Here’s a scenic ride boat from WInter Park, Fl, anyone know where it operated? I wonder if there were a matching number of life jackets on board.

    • Miles Kapper
      Miles Kapper says:

      Whoa… Did they have photoshop back then? Is that sitting on a sand bar? Is this real or did all those pills I took in college finally are kicking in? So it is possible to put over 4,000 lbs of people in that boat and the waterline remains, well, above the water! Someone – please explain this to me. I realize I am still on my first cup of coffee this morning.

  13. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    I think this was a ride boat out of Albert Lea. It was peeled out of a scrapbook but shows the postcard “postage stamp here” on the back.

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