Come to Meredith this Saturday, July 24th to see one of the biggest gatherings of classic wooden boats Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer. Town Docks will be hosting The New England Chapter of Antique & Classic Boat Society’s 37th Annual Lake Winnipesaukee Antique & Classic Boat Show, and the organizers have stated that last year’s show was so successful, more docking will be added this year!
The event begins on Friday, July 23rd, when participants in the juried show arrive in the afternoon for a Judging Clinic followed by a registration and cocktail reception, where guests can enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and live music.
Plan to be at the docks early on Saturday to watch the beautiful wooden boats arrive under their own power between 7 and 9am. Over 80 vintage boats are expected to pull up and be on display throughout the day. All models of antique and classic boats are welcome, and the organizers are expecting a large showing of Chris-Craft boats, as Chris-Craft will be the marque boat this year.
The day will wrap up with an awards dinner at Chase House at The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls. Tony Mollica, author of Building Chris-Craft: Inside the Factories, will be the special guest and will give a talk on the history of Chris Smith and his Chris Craft boats. Mr. Mollica will also be at the boat show during the day to autograph copies of his several books.
There is still space available if you would like your classic boat to be part of the festivities! For more information, visit the Boat Society’s website here.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
photo courtesy of The New England Chapter of Antique & Classic Boat Society