Bob Atfield of Port Carling Boats dropped by our shop in February. In this video, he talks about Crossley Hunter’s restoration of a 20-foot 1955 SeaBirD and Stan’s from scratch construction of a modified 23-foot launch with a design reminiscent of Billy Johnston. Bob calls it wooden eye candy. We thank Bob for this video and encourage friends to visit PortCarlingBoats.com
This could be you – cruising into the sunset on a warm September evening – once you’ve restored your family boat to its former glory, or have invested in a fine antique boat for cruising the lakes in luxurious style. This video shows Stan and his eight-year-old daughter enjoying sunset on Lake Muskoka in Evangeline, the 20-foot Ditchburn the family bought new in 1933. There were two previous Hunter family boats named Evangeline before this one that the family has enjoyed for over 80 years. Watch the video to see familiar Lake Muskoka sites such as Fairhaven Island, Crown Island and Indianhead Rock.