23
Aug
09

A Slow Boat to…Toledo?: The Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show.

On Saturday August 22nd, 2009, The Toledo antique and Classic Boat show was held at the new public marina on Front Street north of downtown. 

The docks and lawns were full of classic boats and autos.  Many Lyman lapstrake boats returned to the show, again being very popular since they were made over in Sandusky, Ohio.  There were also some wonderful cabin cruisers docked for viewing.

Toledo Antique Boat Show 8-21-09-006

Looking like a Chris Craft and pipe organ had been placed in an atom smasher, The Miss America is a record setting vessel, and crowd favorite.

 

Looks like the "Battleship row" of Lyman's

Looks like the "Battleship row" of Lyman's

 

This 1947 vessel was built as a work boat in Maine, and later re-fitted with a deck house and cabins for a "better use".

This 1947 vessel was built as a work boat in Maine, and later re-fitted with a deck house and cabins for a "better use".

 

This Chris Craft cruiser is one of the real beauties of the Toledo area.  Her lines are classic, and she was saved from a scrap yard by the owner.  He used pieces of two other boats to resurrect this vessel.

This Chris Craft cruiser is one of the real beauties of the Toledo area. Her lines are classic, and she was saved from a scrap yard by the owner. He used pieces of two other boats to resurrect this vessel.

This is one of the last of the lapstrake Lymans built.  Vintage is 1973.

This is one of the last of the lapstrake Lymans built. Vintage is 1973.

This is a wonderful Mathews 52' cruiser.  The owners were kind enough to give me a tour.  She has been in the owner's family since purchased from the manufacturer.

This is a wonderful Mathews 52' cruiser. The owners were kind enough to give me a tour. She has been in the owner's family since purchased from the manufacturer.

The vessel boasts 3 staterooms, a galley, parlor, and enclosed sun deck.

The vessel boasts 3 staterooms, a galley, parlor, and enclosed sun deck.

She is powered by two newly built power plants that were custome made for this vessel.

She is powered by two newly built power plants that were custome made for this vessel.

A real class act..."No Golf Today"...shines in the sun with her piano finish varnish.

A real class act..."No Golf Today"...shines in the sun with her piano finish varnish.

While this may not be the prettiest boat, she's still afloat and operational.

While this may not be the prettiest boat, she's still afloat and operational.

This is a true "tin can".  Built of steel drums, she is powered by an outboard, and is great for monkey-ing around.

This is a true "tin can". Built of steel drums, she is powered by an outboard, and is great for monkey-ing around.

This is one of my Favorite boats in the region.  A Dart with a history of rum running, then confiscations by the U.S. Coast Gaurd for chasing rum runners.  She was powerful and fast.  Look at the lines of the hull.  Triple cockpit.  I'd give anything to work her over and make her complete again.

This is one of my favorite boats in the region. A Dart with a history of rum running, then confiscation by the U.S. Coast Gaurd for chasing rum runners. She was powerful and fast. Look at the lines of the hull. Triple cockpit. I'd give anything to work her over and make her complete again.

Another fast little wooden speedster.

Another fast little wooden speedster.This was a wonderful little formed plywood runabout made by Wolverine.

While this is one of my "dream boats", the owner of this Chris Craft also happens to be the man who sold me the two Johnson that are being operated on our runnabouts.

While this is one of my "dream boats", the owner of this Chris Craft also happens to be the man who sold me the two Johnson that are being operated on our runnabouts.

Our two vessels drew a crowd on Saturday.  Our Thompson (left) was just stunning in the sunlight with her freshly varnished decks.

Our two vessels drew a crowd on Saturday. Our Thompson (left) was just stunning in the sunlight with her freshly varnished decks.Our 1955 Feather Craft Vagabond "Silver Sonic" drew a lot of attention. It seemed most folks had never seen any such boat. I even caught two ladies fondling our rivets...on the boat.

The Chef's of Dixieland entertained the crowd with fun, humor, jokes, and yes...music.

The Chef's of Dixieland entertained the crowd with fun, humor, jokes, and yes...music.Ragtime Rick entertains and leads his group from behind his piano.

And that's the stern...uh...end.

And that's the stern...uh...end.

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5 Responses to “A Slow Boat to…Toledo?: The Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show.”


  1. August 25, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for coming! Your boats were a real hit! Thanks again for the bow lights.

    Chris Ramsey

  2. 2 Jack Bowman
    December 2, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Great site,enjoyed surfing, thanks, Jack

  3. 3 conductorjonz
    December 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks Jack!

  4. 4 Scott
    February 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Jon…I’d like to get in contact with you to get some background info on the confiscated rum running Dart shown above.


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