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Antique Boat Show Makes A SplashSubmitted: 07/31/2011
Story By Michael Crusan

MINOCQUA - Some classic boats were floating for show on Lake Minocqua Sunday.

Event Chairman Gordon Moore says, "This is number 19 for our boat show in Minocqua."

Gordon Moore first organized the show to bring enthusiasts and owners together to showcase their craft.

But a little more than a decade ago, the spirit of the show changed because Moore's wife came down with an illness, "12 years ago I decided to turn it into a Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser. Now all the proceeds are dedicated to the Wisconsin Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis."

Fellow boater Dave Bortner says, "It makes for a real fun weekend and it benefits a good cause in the Multiple Sclerosis Society."

A good cause that's filling up this dock at Matt Morgan's with passionate craftsman like Dave Bortner who says he's been working on wooden boats since he was a boy, "Actually when my parents bought a summer home up here 40 years ago, my father and I started restoring boats together as a hobby. It kind of got out of hand and became a business."

The crowd of classic fans certainly appreciates the wood work these owners put into their boats.
Joel Cielak says, "Just absolutely the craftsmanship themselves and the way they maintain these boats is absolutely impressive as well as spectacular."

Moore agrees, "Well if you're quote, "Into wood," as I am, it's a real pleasure to see this many boats. Particularly in as good of condition as they are."

But not all boats are created equal and antique means much more to Bortner, "It's a different experience than just having a fiberglass transportation object that is a boat. Wood boats really have soul."

So whatever floats your boat is sure to be found around the Antique Boat Show in Minocqua.

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