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Vintage boats attract admirers

7/4/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

COVENTRY — Vintage and classic boats were on display for the 38th annual Portage Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show June 29 at the docks at On Tap at the Harbor and Nicoletti’s at Park Place, both located on Portage Lakes Drive.

The free event is organized by the North Coast Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and is co-sponsored by the Portage Lakes Historical Society.

Shown at right is Eric West sharing some history of his 1928 Hacker Craft “Gad-A-Bout” to boat show attendees.

“Sashay,” a 1939 Chris Craft owned by Portage Lake residents John and Kim Vorhies, attracted many admirers, as shown below.

Shown at top are two boats in the show, along with two boys watching the activity from the end of the docks.

— By Maria Lindsay

Photos: Lew Stamp

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