striking photo was taken in the summer of 2007 by
WCCB member Doug Vittum while cruising the Rideau
Canal in Ontario, Canada. The boat inside the boathouse
on the right is a 24-ft. long-deck launch built at
the Dowsett Boat Yard in Portland, ONT around 1928.
The boat in the boathouse on the left is a 29-ft.
long-decker built by Nichols in Smith Falls, ONT about
1929. Neither boat has been seen out on the water
in a very long time, but the owner still soaks them
up in the boathouse each spring. In front of the boathouse
is a 17-ft. Dowsett rowing skiff built in the early
1900s. Yes, the treasures are still stashed away in
from the Editor:
We'll begin 2008 with a new Brightwork feature - Photo
Showcase. Capitalizing on the new printing process
we're now using, we have the opportunity to highlight
and showcase high quality examples of antique boat
and Finger Lakes photography - photographs taken by
you, the reader.
The first example was contributed by WCCB member Doug
Vittum and appears above. Doug's wonderful picture
sets a high standard for this feature.
you have an exceptional photo or two that you would
like to share with others, please send it, along with
an appropriate caption, to your editor, and it will
be considered for publication in a future issue of
this feature will only last as long as there are photos
to include, so please take a moment to see if you
might have just the photo to be showcased. Prints
can be sent and after scanning, will be returned promptly.
If digital photos can be sent in the JPG format, it
will be much appreciated.
and let's look forward to showcasing some great pictures
in the issues ahead. -Ed