LAKE CHAMPLAIN BOLGER MESSABOUT
- Hi Bolgerites!
There are only 180 days left before the Lake Champlain Bolger
Messabout(weekend of August 4th and 5th,2001) and at last count there
were 8 Bolgerites attending or at least expressing the desire to do
Thanks to the reconnoitring talents of David C. and his links to
some rather alluring photos of the lake,KINGSLAND BAY is where the
fun will be taking place.
For any Bolgerites within driving distance who are still in
the"shopping around"phase,this may be an excellent opportunity to
come see a BOLGER BOAT in the flesh and finally take the plunge.For
those going through the"highs and lows" of getting your Bolger Boat
built/finished,the Messabout might just give you that little extra
boost to make it through the home stretch.And finally,for all the
proud owner/builders of a Bolger Boat,this is an enjoyable way to
show-off your baby,compare notes and perhaps even inspire others to
Also,and this is where it gets interesting,we run the risk of
having a really fine time in a grand setting nestled in between the
Green Mountains to the East and the White Mountains to the West(or is
it the other way around?).
At any rate,for those within a reasonable/practical distance(and
you all know who you are) consider keeping the weekend of August 4th
and 5th free and come join in the fun at KINGSLAND BAY!
And that is about as formal and structured as I would make
it.Anyone willing to"organize" a bit of racing etc.....?
Finally,all those who have to date either expressed an interest
to attend or who are in fact attending,perhaps we should post this
along with the boat(s) we are will be bringing so that others(the
undecided/unsure/curious gang) will have an idea of what to expect
seeing at the messabout.
Peter Lenihan,on the snowy shores of the St.Lawrence......
- Don -
The ferry out of Essex NY will get you over to Charlotte, VT, just north of
where you want to be. Take the ferry road (F-5) out to Route 7. Take a right
on route 7 and follow the previously posted directions south to Kingsland
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Date: Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:43 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: LAKE CHAMPLAIN BOLGER MESSABOUT
Hi guys, I just joined this group. I live near Plattsburgh, NY, which
is right on Lake Champlain. And I have built a Bolger boat,
the 'Teal' (straight from the pages of Dynamite Payson's book,
Instant Boats). Finished the hull last year, I've been rowing it on
local rivers; working on the rigging, rudder and leeboard as we speak.
This weekend's event at Kingsland Bay State Park sounds
interesting. I had to look it up, but it's just north of the Lake
Champlain Maritime Museum at Basin Harbor, which I'm familiar with.
I have to work Saturday afternoon, but will try to make it down
Sunday, with the Teal in the back of my truck - barring any unforseen
It's good to find a forum like this, I look forward to many
Don Craig, Saranac, NY
> > > Alright now,we have three confirmed attendees...maybe if theside
> > >weather is really nice then Peter V. can drive a little bit
> > >faster,pick up his daughter a little bit sooner and take a quick
> > >trip back through the Kingsland Bay area :-)...lets keep ourfingers
> > >crossed for nice weather and more boats!seem
> > > Since my Pesky crew is going to have to drive down and you
> > >to know there area well,how about a drivers direction toKingsland
> > >Bay?Since she will be coming down from Montréal,I imagine sheshould
> > >get on Interstate 89 going south.Is there an exit off thisinterstate
> > >leading to Kingsland Bay?Gloucester, MA, 01930, Fax: (978) 282-1349
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