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Boats Turning 100

  Could the wooden boats of Muskoka ever last 100 years? At one time it was almost unthinkable, unimaginable that the wooden boats would get THAT old. While from the point of view of a teenager, it seems incredible, but for more and more aging boat owners, not so amazing anymore! One hundred years ago, […]

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Sloping Transoms

  What do you call the rear end of a car? Its transom, stern, trunk? I was looking at photos of Caprice, a one-off 1936 Minett-Shields runabout, when I was reminded of how styling in boats and automobiles were so intertwined. Cars of the 30s featured sloping “sterns” like Caprice. They were also full of […]

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The DOA, UUMMT on Lake Muskoka

  What is the DOA and a UUMMT, you ask? The DOA is the Disappearing Propeller Association. A UUMMT is otherwise known as a Dispro boat cruise. There are words like misery, unauthorized and trip in there too. This was the first UUMMT for DOA members since 2019, due to COVID restrictions. Members were excited […]

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A Fleet of Dispros on Lake Muskoka

  It was a typical summer Saturday on Lake Muskoka. Wake and wave board boats and jet skis crossing the lake.  A few sailboats took advantage of the gale force winds. For those on shore, a soft, persistent and rhythmical motor noise emerged from the otherwise constant din. It was the putt-putt sound of the […]

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ACBS Cruise August 21- International Celebration of Vintage Boats

  There used to be an International Boat Show in Toronto somewhere around the CNE, but with local shows cancelled for the second time, the cruise concept has been a popular replacement. “Taking up the challenge” says ACBS Toronto, is their response in the form of cruises throughout Ontario and beyond. Saturday, August 21 was […]

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Port Carling Boats – Antique & Classic Wooden Boats for Sale