Heritage boats at the Ladysmith Maritime Festival

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They may not be MG’s and have nothing in common with sports cars other than having engines and batteries but old boats are pretty cool and I think most old car lovers can certainly appreciate them.

I’m at the Ladysmith Maritime Festival this weekend (Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada) with about 25 other classic motor boats, some as old as 100 years. Many of these are old fishing boats that have been converted to pleasure craft, others are dedicated pleasure craft from another era and a few are recently built copies of traditional fishing trawlers. Have a look.

Fraser, an old west coast trawler
Fraser, an old west coast trawler

Shooting Star,, our 1956 Cape Sable, Nova Scotia lobster boat converted into a pleasure craft
Shooting Star,, our 1956 Cape Sable, Nova Scotia lobster boat converted into a pleasure craft

Recently built trawler Romance with an even newer wooden tender
Recently built trawler Romance with an even newer wooden tender
A large Chris Craft built in 1954, total elegance
A large Chris Craft built in 1954, total elegance
Old boats at the Ladysmith Maritime Festival on Vancouver Island
Old boats at the Ladysmith Maritime Festival on Vancouver Island

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