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Despite scattered rain showers, many from across the state viewed more than 70 boats on display, six of which were built in the 1920s, at the 26th annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar in Crosslake on Saturday, July 27.

In addition to viewing the boats, spectators and skippers voted for their favorite boats. The winners are as follows:

Skipper’s Choice: Lee Anderson’s 1929 Tolka.

People’s Chocie: John Allen’s Mowitza II.

Best Utility Under 18 feet: Hubb Hubba.

Best Utility 18-22 feet: Ted Rogers’ 1959 Chris Craft 18-foot Sea Skiff.

Best Utility Over 22 feet: Joe Ruttger’s 1949 Chris Craft 20-foot Mail Boat.

Best Runabout Under 18 feet: Scot Harrison’s 1950 Chris Craft.

Best Runabout 18-22 feet: Julie Robertson’s 1939 Chris Craft Barrel Back.

Best Runabout Over 22 feet: Kermit Sutton’s 1926 Belle Isle 30-foot Bearcat.

Best Outboard: Ed Sheldon’s 1956 Skee-Craft “1 – 2 Many.”

Best Fiberglass Boat (pre-1965): Dane Anderson’s 1959 Su Preme Spitfire 14 foot.

Best Launch: Mike Pederson’s 1975 Skiff Craft 26-foot Flybridge.

Best Display on Land: Cameron Steffen’s antique toy boat display.

Best Display on Water: Dave Thompson’s 1922 Elco 36-foot named “Rio Rita.”

Best Dock Person: Marcus.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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