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Our newest listing: Grew Jolly Giant, 24′

July 27, 2017 in Uncategorized


Grew Jolly Giant:24 ft, 1937
The Golden Fleece is a 24-foot utility style boat built in 1937 by Grew at their original works at Jackson’s Point on Lake Simcoe, Ontario. She then became a major part of the lives of all of the Denisons, Kirkpatricks, Macklems, Martins and Rosses who vacationed on Heydon Island in Lake Muskoka until 1998. Over sixty summers on the Muskoka Lakes, “the Fleece” shuttled family from the mainland to the cottage, went on family picnics and toured visitors on many excursions up through Lakes Muskoka. Joseph and Rosseau.

The Golden Fleece was stored and serviced at the Greavette boat works in Gravenhurst until the late 50’s. From that time until 1998 she was stored at Heydon Island and maintained by Peter and Ray Campbell at Campbell’s Landing.

When Heydon Island was sold in 1998, The Golden Fleece was retained by the family and restored over time with the project completed in 2011. “Golden Fleece” is powered by an eight cylinder, 275 hp, 327 ccc Chrysler marine engine, rebuilt in 2011. The motor is in excellent condition, with less than 100 hours use since the rebuild. Although she was built at Jackson’s Point, she has always been a “Muskoka boat”, never having spent any real time in any other waters.

Storage history:
1937 – 1960 – Greavette Boatworks, Gravenhurst
1960 – 1998 – Heydon Island, Lake Muskoka
1998 – 2001 – Campbell’s Landing, Gravenhurst, Ontario
2001 – 2007 – Harrowsmith, Ontario
2008 – Present – Wykes Boatworks, Harlem, Ontario

Price: $80,000. CDN. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb752 Additional photos below.

by Rob

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York offers its 2016 schedule

May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

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The Antique Boat Museum is perhaps the foremost nautical museum in North America. The Museum has just launched its 2016 schedule below.
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ABM OPENS FOR 2016 SEASON

CLAYTON, New York (May 5, 2016) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, NY, opens for the 2016 season on Friday, May 6 and will be open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., through Columbus Day. The ABM’s Bowline Boutique will also open and admission is not required to shop.

Ride the River boat rides will begin Friday, May 27, providing visitors with the opportunity to take a 45 minute boat ride through the 1000 Islands in the ABM’s triple cockpit runabout for just $25. Guided tours of the houseboat, La Duchesse, will also begin Friday, May 27 and are included in regular admission. Skiff rowing will be available to visitors later in the month of June. The Free Tuesday Night Sailing and Rowing program will run in July and August.

2016 Admission Rates

Regular admission rates for the 2016 “summer” season are shown below –

Member Free
Adult $14
Senior (65+) $12
Youth $8
Child (6 & under) Free
Group Vary, call ahead for rates
Military (active/retired) Free
Retired Military Spouse $9

Museum Hours of Operation
9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 7 days a week beginning May 6 through Columbus Day

A detailed listing of Museum special events and educational courses is available at abm.org

2016 ABM Event Schedule

Volunteer Breakfast May 26

1000 Islands Family Day with free admission June 11

POSH Picnic July 3

1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance featuring Italian made vehicles July 9

52nd Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction featuring Disappearing Propeller Boats August 5-7
• Antique Boat Auction presented by Antique Boat America 1 p.m. August 6
• Boat Show Block Dance featuring Bad Husbands Club 8 p.m. August 6

Antique Raceboat Regatta August 19-21

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner September 8

2016 ABM Education Schedule

Camp ABM See website for specific dates June 27 – August 12
• Seven separate week-long sessions (ages 4-9)

Sailing See website for specific dates June 27 – August 18
• Junior Sailing (ages 8-15)
• Advanced Junior Sailing (ages 8-15)
• Teen Sailing (ages 12-18)
• Comet Class (all ages, previous sailing experience required)
• Adult Sailing

Boater Safety May 31-June 1, June 25, July 18-19, August 9-10, August 27

Paddle Making July 9

Family Boatbuilding July 11-16

Make a Leather-Bound Journal/Sketchbook July 13

Chesapeake Light Craft Kayak Building July 25-29

Decorative Knot Tying July 12, August 2

Introduction to Caning August 16

About ABM
Located on the St. Lawrence River in upstate NY, the ABM features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats, among thousands of recreational boating artifacts, including the world’s largest runabout, Pardon Me, and a 113-year old gilded-age two-story houseboat, La Duchesse. In addition, the ABM plays host to the longest running antique boat show in North America and is considered the birthplace of antique raceboat regattas. The Museum will open for the 2016 season on Friday, May 6. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at abm.org.
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Contact: Margaret E. Hummel, Director of Events & Marketing
315.686.4104 x223 mhummel@abm.org