One of the great things about being in the restoration business is the NEED to go boat shows…
I realize that people in the hobby NEED to go to shows….but that’s a “personal” need. Mine is both a personal need and a business need. One has to keep up with what is happening in the field…
So I awoke at dawn and made a 250 mile round trip to Burlington, Vermont, the site of the Lake Champlain Chapter annual boat show. I’ve never been to their show at this location, so it was new to me.
The Burlington waterfront is really neat, with spectacular views of the Adirondack Mountains across the lake. There is a breakwater making a calm and inviting harbor.
The Lake Champlain Chapter was the featured chapter at the Clayton show this summer, so I met quite a few members while attending that show. One was a fellow photographer, George Kurjanowicz. Okay, I can’t pronounce his last name either, so I’ll just refer to him as George K.
George shoots Nikon – I won’t hold that against him, since I’m a Canon shooter – but he’s a great guy. When he’s not behind his Nikon, he has a studio that sculpts – rock, marble, you name it. He’s very talented.
Anyhow, the Champlain Chapter has a parade at 4pm, George was the featured photographer, they shoot the boats for their chapter calendar. George was kind enough to invite me on the photo boat – an awesome Lyman offshore owned by Steve Pond – so I could join in the shoot.
The weather was spectacular summer weather, a warm sun with a golden glow. We anchored in the harbor as the precession of boats passed by. The following photos are mine that were featured on the WoodyBoater site (www.woodyboater.com) shortly after the show.
Many thanks to George K and Steve Pond for including me on the photo boat.