10 Aug

Gentleman’s Racers of Muskoka

I dropped by the Antique Boat Show in Port Carling this past Saturday just as it was coming to an end. It was put on by the Muskoka Lakes Association better known as the MLA and this year they featured the Gentleman’s Racer. Many of the vintage boats were starting to make their way back home through the lock system and I hurriedly snapped a few shots. The locks in Port Carling straddle Lake Muskoka on one side and Lake Rosseau on the other. This is a very busy are and popular tourist destination. The hub of the lakes as its known.

If you are interested in the Gentleman’s Racer boats, check out Neil Honeymen’s book that documents many of the vintage boats of the area. And thanks Neil for including one of my photos of Dukes Marine

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

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  1. Murray Powell says:

    Does anyone have information on two Gentleman’s racers named Whirlwind and Whirlwind II? My grandfather raced them with Bert Hawker long ago and I know very little of them. I believe he raced in the Port Carling area in the mid 1930`s. The hulls were probably Ditchburn.

    Please contact.

    In the meantime i will enjoy your site.

  2. Wally Darmaga says:

    Trying to locate a gentleman’s racer named Spatz.
    It was docked on the backside of Bone Island on Georgian Bay a long time ago.
    Would love to know manufacturer.

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