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Benevolent envy of wood boats


Click on the wood boats to see our original 2011 story.

Some things never change. Back in the day “us boys” would drool over magazine ads featuring Chris Craft wood boats. The pristine wood and attention to detail, plus the fact that they were chick magnets put them close to, if not the top link, of the “dang I wish I had one of th0se” food chain.

Well, now that “us boys” are antiques, those boats, though also antiques, unlike us, have maintained their appeal and the price has exponentially climbed. Back in April of 2011, I had the opportunity to photograph a gathering of old woodies on floating display at the docks of Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Anthony Chapel

Click the pic to see Anthony Chapel at Garvan Gardens.

I am sending you back to that marine event to ogle the hardware. The boats were shown by members of Heartland Classics, a chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc., a very  congenial group.  Bottom line, the boats are still cool, still chick magnets, and still the target of benevolent envy.

As if the boats were not enough, I also photographed the stately Anthony Chapel at Garvan Gardens. Just to see it is worth the trip. Save some gas and see Anthony Chapel on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com.

See 20 more pictures of boats and Anthony Chapel in our Weekly Grist Gallery.

Thanks for looking,

Joe Dempsey
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind

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