Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2009 by: Scott Ramsey | Category: Events

On Saturday August 22, 2009 in conjunction with the S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship and Ramsey Brothers Restorations the third annual Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show will take place at the Toledo Maritime Center, 1701 Front Street, Toledo, Ohio 43605 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Detailed information is at

This event is for boating enthusiasts of all ages to come and enjoy a day of re-living maritime history on the Great Lakes. There will be many boats displayed on land and in the water ranging from the 1920’s era through the modern day replica. This year’s show is featuring the Diamond Belle, Miss Madison, My Sin, the J.W. Wescott II Mail Boat, and a second appearance of Miss America X.

Miss Madison and My Sin are both vintage unlimited hydroplanes. Miss Madison is one of the series of boats run by the town of Madison, IN, which was featured in the movie “Madison.” The J. W. Wescott II Mailboat is the world’s only floating post-office, and is the only vessel to have its own zip-code. The Diamond Belle will be arriving carrying passengers from Detroit to visit the show. Miss America X was raced by Gar Wood and in 1932 broke the world water speed record at 124.91 mph. This boat is powered by four V-12 Packard engines and is 38 feet in length.

Many classic and antique cars of all makes and models from throughout the years will be shown as well. Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland will be performing live Dixieland Jazz from noon until 3 p.m.

The show also features a Marine Antique Flea Market, a historical display by the Great Lakes Historical Society and further attractions. Food vendors will also be on site.

Admission is $3 per person and children 10 years old and younger are free. Not only does the admission allow the Toledo community to view these great maritime artifacts but also includes admission to the S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship. Free trolley service will be available between the S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship and the Maritime Center.

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