News and views, and history and humor, about the lake I love.

"I can hear my granddad's stories of the storms out on Lake Erie, where vessels and cargos and fortunes, and sailors' lives were lost." ~ James Taylor, Millworker

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Huron 'All Classics' Boat Show

This past weekend I had the opportunity to check out the All Classics Boat and Car Festival at the Huron Boat Basin in Huron this past weekend. Sponsored by the Lyman Boat Owners Association, this annual event featured a plethora of classic boats, predominately wood but also some vintage fiberglass Chris Craft yachts. These were sequestered away in another part of the basin, to the amusement of wood boat fanatics. But it was all in good fun as a large crowd was on hand in beautiful weather to view the many find boats, big and small. Although Lyman boats predominated, Chris Craft was well represented, and there were some other gems as well, and even a few oddities. The majority of the boats were shown in the water, but a fair number were also on shore. I had my trusty camera with me and was snapping away like crazy. Beginning with this post I will be featuring my photographs of some of the boats at the show. Enjoy!
Beautifully finished Chris Craft on land
Another Chris Craft classic
This boat proves Lymans can come in non-traditional colors!
One of the more unique Chris Craft creations you will ever see
Rare Chippewa Brave Runabout

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