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Sarnia Bay Marina will Host 3rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show

thursday july 11, 2013

1939 Peterborough Seafarer “Canada Goose”


Sarnia, ON – Sarnia Bay Marina will play host to the 3rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show later this month, July 26-27. There will be a Captain’s welcome reception on Friday, July 26th followed by the boat show and other activities from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 27th.


“We are delighted that we have the opportunity to showcase fine boats and excited that this group decided to use Sarnia to Showcase as a destination this year.” Steve Gelinas of Sarnia Bay Marina said


Featured in the Boat Show will be over 25 beautifully finished and restored boats as well as “Vintage Trailers”. There will be opportunities on Saturday to speak to boat owners, listen to  music and enjoy a meal.

“We hope to get the local community out here to experience and view first hand some of the wonderful vessels that will grace this harbour.”  Gelinas said


Steve Gelinas
Sarnia Bay Marina




Owners Rick and Diane Laenen aboard Black Beauty


Some of the vessels expected at the Boat Show are: 1939 Peterborough Seafarer “Canada Goose”, 1928 Chris Craft Runabout “Wave Trotter” and 1949 Essco Boat Cruiser “Pudgie”, among many more including Black Beauty owned by Rick and Diane Laenen from St. Clair Michigan. Black Beauty was fully restored in 2002 after thousands of hours were worked on over a sixteen year period.  Laenen purchased the boat in 1986 at a cost of $12,500 in 1986 and today the boat is valued at $275,000.00. 


Local chapter spokes person, Gerrit Dykhouse, said, “ABCS is looking forward to this event and the positive impact it is going to have on the local boating community. We love sharing our knowledge and displaying beautiful boats for the public to see.”


Four prizes will be awarded at 4:30 pm on Saturday for People’s Choice, Captains’ Choice, President’s Choice and Most Original.  The Public is welcome to come and vote for the People’s Choice award.

Gerritt Dykhouse




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