The Thousand Islands region is one of the most picturesque in North America. For dedicated boating enthusiasts, it is a recreational waterway without equal. For antique boat collectors, it is a mecca of glistening mahogany and hand-polished brass.
Classic Boats of the Thousand Islands explores the region's rich boatbuilding heritage, including:
the unique St. Lawrence skiff
lavish custom runabouts and sport boats
cruisers and yachts
floating limousines, sedans and commuters.
Noted boat historian Anthony Mollica Jr. guides readers on a tour of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, with its in-water fleet and the area's best boatbuilding and restoration shops.
Many of the boats featured are in pristine condition and have won awards in prestigious boat shows. Other reliable vintage watercraft in regular service on the river are also shown.
The boats were photographed near their boathouses, on home waters, moored dockside or at speed, giving full spray.