Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, August 14, 2014
From models to life-sized, historical society hosts boat show
Owner Bill Wiegmann stands next to the Vixen, a 16-foot 12-1/2 designed by Joel White and built by Wiegmann in Deer Isle. The sailboat is a traditional plank on frame construction, with cedar planking and white oak frames and keel. There are bright work elements and transom made of Honduras mahogany. Wiegmann sails from Northwest Harbor in Deer Isle. The vessel was on display at the Deer Isle Boat Show on August 10.
by Jessica Brophy
Boats of all kinds could be found at Hagen Dock on Sunday, August 10, during the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society’s second annual Boat Show.
Boats on display ranged from kayaks to large lobster boats, as well as an extensive collection of model boats on display inside Penobscot East Resource Center.
The first boat show was organized last year by then-Island Fellow Wes Norton, said co-organizer Tinker Crouch. “He set things up and did such a wonderful job we decided to continue this year,” said Crouch.
Using Norton’s notes, Crouch arranged the event with historical society volunteer Linda Stratton. “We talked around to different boats, to see who we could get,” said Crouch.
Thirteen boats were invited and 11 were on hand for the tour, said Crouch. These included two wooden lobster boats built by Peter Kass at John’s Bay Boats in South Bristol. Most of the boat owners were on hand to answer questions about the boats themselves, or their use as commercial or recreational vehicles.
Penobscot East opened its touch tank to the public during the event, which also included displays from WoodenBoat publications, the historical society and the Fisheries Trail project.
For more information about the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society, visit dis-historicalsociety.org.