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

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show

Attention lake and boat lovers: If you're not doing anything tomorrow, and you're anywhere near the Toledo-Detroit area, consider heading over to the Toledo Maritime Center, 1701 Front Street, for the Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show going on this weekend.

There will be many boats displayed on land and in the water ranging from the 1920’s era through the modern day replica. This year’s show is featuring the Diamond Belle, vintage hydroplanes, an expanded marine mart, The Diamond Belle will be arriving carrying passengers from Detroit to visit the show.

Many classic and antique cars of all makes and models from throughout the years will be shown, and  live music performances will take place during the show as well. The show also features a Marine Mart with items for sale, historical displays, models, and artwork. Food vendors will also be on site.

Admission is $3.00 per person per day (children 10 and younger are free). Not only does the admission allow the Toledo community to view these great maritime artifacts but also includes admission to the S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Free trolley service will be available between the S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Toledo Skyway Marina. 

Also, if the lake stays relatively calm and placid, there will be a rare opportunity to visit the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse, as reported in my blog yesterday. Tours in groups of 6 or 10 will leave from the marina at the Maumee Bay State Park at a cost of $40 per person.

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