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Over 50 Restored Classic and Antique Boats from the 1900’s were in the 35th Annual Whitefish Chain Classic Boat Show on Saturday, June 18th at Moonlite Bay in Crosslake.- photo by Paul Boblett
Skipper Andreas Rhude relaxes in his 1955 Thompson Thomboy, 13’ 6”, 57 Evginrude 35 HP Engine - photo by Paul Boblett
Skipper Dean Wilson and his granddaughter in his 2021 Home Built Rushton Launch Replica, 13’ 6”, 5KW Motenergy Engine - photo by Paul Boblett

35th Annual Whitefish Chain Classic Boat Show at Moonlite Bay

Web posted June 21, 2022
The Whitefish Classic and Antique Boats Show is a tradition that started out more than twenty-five years ago as a simple gathering of twelve or less owners/skippers who shard a love for this boats. Over the years this gathering of boat lovers has grown to become a special community event in Crosslake.

More than 50 classic and antique boats with some values as high as $1 million participate in the annual show.

Some of the countries most affluent wood boat collectors make their homes here in the lakes area and bring out some amazing boats every year. The craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into these works of art is simply amazing.

The names of the winners of this year’s boat show were unavailable at press time.

35th Annual Whitefish Chain Classic Boat Show 2022 Results

Web posted June 28, 2022
The 35th Annual Whitefish Chain Classic Boat Show was held Saturday in near perfect conditions... until about 2 pm when the skies opened up. However, that didn't faze the enthusiasm of the 50+ boat captains who had brought their boats from all over Minnesota to be part of the show. As one captain exclaimed during the downpour "boats are meant to get wet!"

The skies cleared long enough to present awards, have all stand while Melanie Rosales Underbrink beautifully sang the National Anthem, and watch as a parade of boats left the bay and the sky opened back up on them.

Key category winners were:
Skipper's Choice:

Lee Anderson's 1935 Garwood 28' triple cockpit runabout

People's Choice:
Dave Thomson's 1922 (celebrating it's 100th anniversary) 37' express cruiser

Utility 21’ under:
Ricky Hammer, Christy-Craft

Utility 22’ Over:
Joel Meyer, Time Piece

Runabout 19’ under:
Maggie Mel, Maggie May

Run About 20’ over:
Brad Kramer, Teazer

Vernon Awes, Surfin’ Bird


Mike Lind, Thee Intimidator

Dean Wilson, Sot Bot

Mike Bray, Recovery Room

Grand Marshall: Teddy Rogers

Best Dock Person: Muck

Please mark your calendars for next year's show which is June17th 2023.

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