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1912 Wisconsin engine, in the 1912 "Splinter".
1912 Wisconsin engine, in the 1912 "Splinter".

Heard Up North: an old engine for an old boat

Clayton's annual antique and classic boatshow opens today. A hundred-twenty boats, from big inboards to little outboards, fill the docks of the Antique Boat Museum through Sunday. But it's not only the boats that are old. The engines are too. A 1912 "Wisconsin" is today's Heard Up North. It was recorded last year.

(The engine is now IN the boat, a long-decked launch, also built in 1912, in Morristown, called "Splinter." It'll be part of this weekend's boat show, in Clayton.)  Go to full article
Mike Dannhardt's launch, <i>Compulsion</i>.
Mike Dannhardt's launch, Compulsion.

Steaming up in Smiths Falls

Every summer dedicated steam launch enthusiasts across the Northeast gather for a flotilla. The route alternates between various US and Canadian waterways. It's very much a family affair, with spouses and different generations along as crew, or company. This year the five-day run took place in Ontario--one of many events celebrating the Rideau Canal's 175th anniversary. These particular steam boats aren't very big, and they don't have paddle wheels. But they are powered by wood or coal-fired steam engines. Lucy Martin caught up with Mike Dannhardt, on the Compulsion, while dockside at Smiths Falls, in late June.  Go to full article

Sparkling Skiffs at the Antique Boat Show

This weekend the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton celebrates its 38th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction. Through Sunday, thousands of people will choke the streets of the small town to gawk at slip after slip of historic skiffs, launches, and run-abouts.  Go to full article

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