First Antique and Classic Boat Show Inspires Awe

Author: Stacey Henson []

The inaugural Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Marina at Edison Ford reinforced what boat owners believe: Life is better out on the water.

Hundreds of people examined about 50 boats on land Saturday, climbing step ladders to peer inside the cockpits, examining the polished chrome, high-gloss mahogany and gleaming fiberglass, while chatting up the boat owners.

“I’ve got varnish in my veins,” said Lou Jezdimir, of Fort Lauderdale, who tows his 1925 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit with his 1925 Model T Ford. He grew up on Harsens Island, Mich., a few miles from where the mahogany boats were made in Algonac.

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