Westport Heritage Festival and Antique Boatshow - Westport, New York

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Westport Heritage Festival and Antique Boatshow - Westport, New York

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The 10th annual Westport Heritage Festival took place Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 to celebrate 400 years of boating on Lake Champlain. The festival which benefited the Westport Heritage House, began at 10 a.m. with a fun race from Camp Dudley to Ballard Park and concluded with a fireworks display.

At the Westport Marina, down the hill from Ballard Park was the Antique and Classic Boat Show featuring close to 40 watercraft, including canvas-covered canoes, Adirondack guideboats, wood runabouts, cruisers and launch boats from the 1920s through 1960s. George Maffey of Westport, president of the Lake Champlain Antique Classic Boat Society, piloted his 1939 Chris Craft Deluxe, named Gee Whiz after his kids.

Highlighting the Antique and Classic Boat Show was a parade of boats and the Lois McClure at the marina, and the Philadelphia II at the Yacht Club dock.

Items in the Westport Heritage Festival and Antique Boatshow - Westport, New York Collection

Westport Marina, NY
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

Operating the Louis McClure, Westport Marina, NY
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

Westport Marina, Lake Champlain Chapter Sign
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

Westport Marina, NY
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

The Whitecaps at Westport Marina, NY
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

Westport Marina, NY
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

Westport Marina, NY
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

Westport Marina, NY
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

Westport Marina, NY
Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain

The Gee Whiz
The Gee Whiz owned by George Maffey of Westport, NY. This is a Chris Craft Deluxe. Antique and Classic Boat show at the Westport Marina, Westport. Celebrating 400 years of heritage in Westport and on Lake Champlain