Sunday, August 26, 2007

Classic Wooden Boats

We took a break from geocaching this week to attend the Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous in Excelsior, MN. If you are a boating enthusiast anywhere near Lake Minnetonka, this is the boat show to attend. These boats are very popular on this lake, and can be seen running the waves on any given weekend.

The first photo below is the MER-NA. Although it has Seattle on the stern, her home is now on Lake Minnetonka. The current owner bought her and had her shipped here. We were invited aboard to have an look around. She even has a working steam whistle! Although the small diesel motor doesn't push her too quickly through the water, she's a true classic. (Click on any photo to enlarge.)

If I remember correctly, this boat took best of show.

A beautiful summer day, and here's how it started.

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