24 Sep

The Last Boat Standing

The sun was dropping rapidly as we approached Gravenhurst after spending 12 hours on-board the Segwun steamship during The 100 Mile Cruise. Hundreds of beautiful heritage boats followed us on our journey this day and now at the duration there was one last boat tracking us on the final journey. It was the Edith II a 26 ft. Fay & Bowden circa 1905, recently brought back to life by Dukes in Port Carling. As the Edith II ran up beside us I was surprised to see my friend and infamous Muskoka photographer Bev McMullen shooting us as we waved frantically. Well, what to do but grab the camera and shoot back.

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

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  1. Michelle says:

    Wow – what a memory! I betit was an incredible experience – amazing just like this photo! Bev is so talented too, isn’t she? I love both of your work – my visual connection to far away Muskoka!

  2. Ed Boutilier says:

    Don’t worry Michelle, we are here to fill in the Muskoka gaps for you. šŸ™‚

  3. James R says:

    that’s a cool boat they have must be prod of it to be the last ones following, i have seen a used one of those touring boats from the 40s or so, neglected to the extent it sunk and the owner had it’s final journey to the dump, about 8 years ago or so.

  4. Gerry Lodge says:

    Ed, I have never seen a more beautiful shot of my boat. It was a delight to be part of that cruise. I would like to make this shot my screen saver but when I do it becomes quite unclear. Is there anything I can do to rectify that. Incidentally it is a Fay & Bowen built in upstate New York. Many wealthy owners would have them built and shipped up to the Muskoka Lakes for their summer use in the early 1900s. Many Thanks !

  5. Ed Boutilier says:

    Hi Gerry,
    Thanks so much on your comments. I loved watching you follow us on the 100 mile cruise and what a bonus too see Bev at the same time. I am in the south of France at the moment and will be back home in about 2 weeks. I w I’ll send you a larger resolution file when I return.
    Best regards,

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