Sunday, July 26, 2009

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

The 31st annual Antique and Classic Boat show took port at the foot of Skaneateles Lake right in the heart of the village. Held the last weekend in July this show draws thousands to the village on the lake. M&T Bank is the major sponsor for the show.

Boats were docked at the village pier and along the shore of Clift Park.

Tom Haefelyn, of Homer, talking with his friend who is in the 30-foot Hacker, which is a reproduction that Tom built from blueprints in 2000.

Many came to just sit and look out on the lake.

Most of the boats were wooden vessels constructed from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Many boats were mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris Craft, Hacker and Garwood during the early 20th century.

Dora Doll

Historic Restored Launch

Other boats in the show included sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats. Many have been restored to their original condition.

Old Town Canoe

Adirondack Guide Boat

A Fleet Wing built by Karelsen in 1971.

Wendy Valint from Buffalo brought two classic row boats to the show. One dating back to the late 1800s while the other was built in 1939.

Wendy Valint's Boppy

Judged Best Small Craft Restored

Some boaters trailered their boats to the show in style.

Several people brought their dogs to the show.




The mandatory photos taken from Clift Park of Skaneateles Lake.

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