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Antique and classic boat tour to stop at campus

July 29, 2014 By Greg Bump

A flotilla of vintage watercraft from the last seven decades, including Chris Crafts, Centuries, Gar Woods and more, will be on tour in Lake Mendota along the Memorial Union shore on Friday, Aug. 1 to benefit the health of Madison’s lakes.

Illustration: Boat on Lake Monona

The goal of this year’s Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat show is to raise $5,000 to benefit the Yahara lakes watershed.

Illustration courtesy of Antique and Classic Boat Society

The Glacier Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s ninth annual Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show benefits the Clean Lakes Alliance, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of the Yahara lakes watershed. This year’s goal is to raise $5,000 through donations and sponsorships.

The stop at the UW–Madison campus is part of a parade through the Madison chain of lakes. The boats will be stopping for lunch at the union and will be available for public viewing at the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Goodspeed Family Pier from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The event continues on Saturday, Aug. 2 with a show at Christy’s Landing, 2952 Waubesa Ave., on the western shore of Lake Waubesa near Madison. Awards will be given in several categories, including the Best Chris Craft, Best Century, Best Inboard Motor Boat, Best Outboard Motor Boat, Best Non-Motorized Boat, Best Fiberglass Classic, and Best of Show.