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Skaneateles boat show endures poor weather

Visitor check out the competitors at the 35th Annual Antique and Classic Boat show held in Skaneateles July 26-28.

Visitor check out the competitors at the 35th Annual Antique and Classic Boat show held in Skaneateles July 26-28.

“What’s not to like? It’s a wonderful little community with good people and we’re all here because we’re interested in boats and we enjoy boats,” Kaulback said.

The show’s focus is historic, classic and antique boats, but there were plenty of other offerings too. Though they are not permitted to make any sales at the show, many business, museums and collectors come to the show to exhibit and chat with fellow boaters on the lawn of Clift Park.

Kaulback travels to shows not to compete, but to display his hand-crafted Adirondack guide boats, wooden canoes inspired by a design that dates back to 1840. While some of his boats are works of art costing more than $15,000, some come at a much smaller price tag and appeal to the “car-top community” who would take them on camping trips, he said.

Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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