Despite a consistent weather report of the chance of showers every day, the Clayton Antique Boat Show was almost completely dry. Pleasant temps and mostly sunny skies graced the eclectic collection of boats that arrived.
In all the years I’ve been going to Clayton, I would have to say this show, while very nice, seemed less attended than in years past. Less boats, less land displays, less spectators. Maybe it’s a sign of the times. The benefit for those that went were uncrowded docks and museums grounds, making the viewing of boats better.
Gar Wood was there in force, with the entire length of one dock filled with their boats, as well as some boats on additional docks. They did well in at the show, the very unusual green canvas decked Streamliner winning Best Preserved and a contemporary triple cockpit winning it’s own category.
The Lake Champlain Chapter was the featured chapter, any member that showed a boat was treated to food and drink and cruises by the museum.
The following photos and banner shot were shared with the WoodyBoater blog site, hence the WoodyBoater logo.