May 7, 2019 in Uncategorized
Last week we we began our Spring Tour with a visit to Peter Breen’s boat shop in southern Ontario. We continue the tour today with a stop at James Osler’s shop near Port Carling Ontario, then on to Duke Boats, Curtis Hillman’s facilit and Stan Hunter’s shop in Milford Bay. Despite extreme flooding, on the Muskoka Lakes, the “show went on!”
It was really wonderful to catch a glimpse of this one-hundred-plus year old steam launch, currently operated from Lake Rosseau. What a beautiful piece of living marine history! James reports that the owner regularly uses the boat and takes it “all over the place!” The steamer is in for some new caulking and other refurbishments. (Photos below)
Curtis Hillman’s recent projects include several smaller watercraft, soon to shine again under his care and skill. Photos below.
Stay tuned for more photos and videos of the 2019 ACBS Toronto Chapter Spring Tour!