08 Jul

The Rambler – The Gravenhurst Antique and Classic Boat Show

I noticed this mammoth monster sized boat in Port Carling last year. Someone told me it used to be Conrad Black’s boat but I’m not sure about that. Connie did like things a tad grandiose so its always possible.

Just a reminder that this Saturday July 11, 2009 is the 29th annual Antique and Cassic Boat Show down in Gravenhurst. All the classic boats will be there along with a flea market, steam boat rides and more …
Its definitely worth checking out.  More info here and here

Update: August 5, 2014 – this boat is called the Rambler and is owned by Bobby Genovese and is part of the BG Vintage Racing Team. Recently restored the Rambler Debuts Saturday August 9, 2014 at Muskoka Lakes Association Show, Port Carling, Ontario. More info here.

In: historic muskoka, in and around muskoka ontario, on the water, tripin around towns

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  1. Jenn Jilks says:

    Fabulous shot, Ed!

  2. Heather says:

    Great shot Ed…love the boat reflection in the water!

    The Antique and Classic Boat Show should be great, I’m a huge fan of antique anything!


  3. Maybe I’ll see you around town!! Nice capture….

  4. Gerrit D. says:

    I’m looking for info and hopefully pictures of a Muskoka area boat called ‘Rita’. It was built in 1914 50ft long.
    Any info would be appreciated.

  5. Myles Dew says:

    The Rambler was built in 1903 by Polson Ironworks Toronto. It is narrow in beam because it had to be railed to Gravenhurst from Toronto. Tim Chisholm purchased the boat in the mid 80’s and had it fully restored and owned it until his death in September 2008. To my knowledge it was never owned by Conrad Black.

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