Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Antique Mahogany Boats

Last week the Connecticut River Museum held a show for admirers of antique mahogany boats.


Yesterday John, from Cambridgeshire in the UK, became this blog's 100th follower.  Welcome, John.

30 comments:

Birdman said...

There's a race up here where all the boats must be made from cardboard. Go figure!
These are beauties.

Leif Hagen said...

Those ol' boats are real beauties! I bet John F. Kennedy zipped around Cape Cod in one, non?

Luis Gomez said...

Jack, those are gorgeous I had never seen one of these.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If I was in town, I would definitely been there Jack, beautiful old boats in excellent condition by the look of it.

Kate said...

It's a beauty and probably coveted by every man, woman, and child who saw it!

Lynette said...

Beautiful, beautiful. They made me think of Cary Grant for some reason. Did he drive one of them in a movie? Never mind. They are stunning without even being on the move. Thanks, Jack!

Sharon said...

My dad had a special fondness for these boats. I remember once going through the Chris-Craft factory and watching the boats being built. My dad always talked about sailing around the world. I think the closest he came was a cruise to Alaska.

zakton said...

Congratulations with your 100th follower, John. That's difficult to achieve.

Sharon said...

Jack, I got so enthralled with your boat photos that I forgot to answer your question. Yes, I am involved with the group that has formed to open the Tovrea Castle. They have formed a board of directors and my best friend David is on that board. He asked me to help him organize the docents and do the docent training. It should be fun.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the boats! And what terrific captures! They remind me of one an uncle of mine had years and years ago and I do remember how fun it was to go skimming over the water in it!! Thanks for the memories, Jack! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Randy said...

These are awesome. That would be something to see and maybe take for a ride.

Malyss said...

Oh, how I love those boats!I saw a race in front of Monte Carlo once, elegance in action!
and I like this name very much, "Mahogany"..

cieldequimper said...

Though I prefer sailboats, I have to say these are beauties!

T. Becque said...

Those are nice looking boats. I could picture lazily trolling around Venice in one of these!

Lois said...

They are all just beautiful! I especially like those turquoise colored seats in the second and third shots.

RedPat said...

A fabulous experience to see the craftsmanship in those boats!

Karl said...

Beautiful boats Jack, beautifully presented!
Each part of the world has its beautiful and its less attractive sides...
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

*Honest Abe said...

These boats remind me of the boat-builder's craft. I used to know one, long since deceased, who built boats for the Lake Erie crowds. He gave me a scale model of one he built and my daughter has it.

He built his boats out of the finest woods in the middle of his barn on his farm. He ran the farm most of the year and fiddled with boat building in the winter.

He made more money building one boat each year than he did farming all year long with all that work.

Halcyon said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like this before. Beautiful!

joo said...

They are gorgeous, Jack! stylish and elegant!

Jacob said...

There is absolutely nothing like a Chris Craft! Members of my family had them when I was a kid and I can still remember the way they smelled and looked and handled.

Yes, we've done a bit of traveling...up to Tennessee and back.
Beautiful area.

VP said...

These boats are so beautiful, we don't see many of these in our waters! I am glad people keep them in this wonderful shape.

Leontien said...

Beautiful boats! My friends in Holland would love to see these!

Thanks for sharing
Leontien
www.fourleafcloverdairy.blogspot.com

Bob Crowe said...

I've never understood why people used to make boats out of mahogany. It's really dense and heavy, isn't it? But then what I know about boat design could fit in a thimble. It does look very beautiful.

Karen said...

Wouldn't it be nice to cruise down the river in one of those beauties!

Cezar and Léia said...

So perfect energy of Summer!Beautiful boats, your pictures are wonderful!
Hugs
Léia

Cildemer said...

very nice shots! Love these boats!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

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Steffe said...

A beauty.

JM said...

What beauties, Jack!

SRQ said...

Very handsome boats! Reminds me of what I used to see when I lived up north.