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Saturday June 28, 2014

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Honey Harbour Wooden Boat Parade and Show:
In what has become an annual tradition, a flotilla of classic and antique wooden boats chugged into the Town’s docks today, heralded by a bagpiper aboard a mini tug. Among the many beautiful watercraft on hand was Kittyhawk, the historic 35 ft. Gidley sedan, once owned by famed aviator Orville Wright. Enjoy the images of the show below.
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(Above) Don Poole graciously offers the services of of his beautiful 22 ft Shepherd runabout for a pre-parade rendezvous with other woody boaters.
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(Above) SeaBirds, Chris-Crafts (“Pepper” in particular)and Shepherds arrive at the parade kick off site.Shepherds are particularly popular in this part of Georgian Bay. Their brawny beam and generous freeboard allows for heavy water boating.
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(Above: Kittyhawk arrives).
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(Above) Viola, reputedly the oldest Ditchburn in existence, (circa 1913-16) is ready to party!
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(Above: the “Armada” sets off.)
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(Above: The parade from Kittyhawk)
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(Above:Closing in on the Town docks)
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(Above: Woodies at the Honey Harbour docks}
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The event ends with this scribe’s invitation to sneak a peak at an eighteen foot gentleman’s racer under construction, and a Grew Jolly Giant nearing complete restoration in the capable hands of Mike and Bill McCullough.

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