Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum

Minnesota Lakes Maritime MuseumA comment on one a video I uploaded to YouTube (see below) put summer and the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum into my mind. It was a brief break from winter as shortly thereafter my iPhone chirped. It was the AccuWeather app alerting me to the blizzard and winter storm watch starting soon. This ride and video came about when I attended the MLMM event, Boats blues and Barbecue. They had a silent auction and I had the winning bid for a cruise on a Chris-Craft names Sans Souci. It is a 1940 triple cockpit and is one of the many stars at the museum. Others include: Bertha, a 1929 Chris-Craft sedan, a 1947 17 foot Higgins and an ultra-rare 1929 16 foot Dee-Wite, Kebe with a 1929 14-horsepower Lockwood Silent Chief Outboard. This watercraft has appeared in several classic boating publications and is a Lake Tahoe Classic Boat Show winner. The Dee-Wite was donated to the museum by Pete Allen. Another notable classic is the 1956 26 ft., twin engine, Chris-Craft Continental, Le Grande Fromage donated by Gordon Millar.

The museum is closed for the winter months but you can stay connected, and dream of summer, by visiting their web-site or following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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