The bi-annual Muskoka Lakes Association Classic Boat Show, held this past Saturday August 11, is an “invitation only” event. Consequently, the boats on the water in Port Carling represent the creme de la creme of vintage boating. The weather cooperated and the crowds came out in therir hundereds. Hats off to the MLA! Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for the video to follow.
Clever folding windscreen!
Heldena II, powered by a massive 12 cylinder Liberty converted air-craft engine.
Heldena II’s cockpit
A charming historic “double-ender”.
A banjo streering wheel complements this handsome dashboard…with even a clock!
A twin engine beauty.
Miss Canada III was never beaten in a race she entered. She is capable of over 200 mph.
This sea-flea owner has a real sense of humour.
Naniwa II’s cockpit
CaptainRandy Potts was available to take passengers on Peerless II, a reconstitued gasoline transport boat.
A stunning Gentleman’s racer.
Talk about a clean engine!
Heather Belle, the electrically powered poster boat for the Show. Her home is normally on the Lake of Bays, Ontario
It’s diificult to imagine a more perfect varnish finish than the shine on this Gentleman’s Racer
Rare external rudder configuration.
A real torpedo stern on this beauty.
This year’s ML:A show was very well attended.
A wonderful wood-powered steamboat from the early 1900s.