MINOCQUA - It can take years to restore an old wooden boat. But some wooden boat owners are willing to put that time in because the finished product can teach people about antique boats.
People got the chance to show off their boats at 22nd annual Antique Wooden Boat Show in Minocqua this weekend.
Boat owners from as far as Florida came to the event to put their boat on display. The event organizer believes people are willing to travel this far because the show is different than other boat shows.
"The thing that really makes it different is the comradery that the boat owners have with each other. Also, the fact that were on a beautiful chain of lakes here in northern Wisconsin [gives them the chance] to tour the chain," said event co-chairman Gordon Moore.
Boat owners vote for their favorite boat at the show. The winner gets a plaque. The show also gives people who have never seen antique boats a chance to learn about them.
"Many of them have never seen a wooden boat and the fact that these are perfectly restored, they're just a joy to look at," said Moore.
All of the money raised from concessions at the show will go towards multiple sclerosis research.
|Story By: Karolina Buczek