CROSSLAKE -- Following are the winners of the 2002 Whitefish Chain Antique and Wood Boat Classic Rendezvous held last weekend at Moonlite Bay on Cross Lake.
People's Choice Award -- Bill and Julie Robertson, Lower Hay Lake, 1927 22-foot Chris Craft Cadet called the "Will-O" after their grandson.
Skipper's Choice Award -- Jeff and Nancy Stebbins, Shorewood, 1954 28-foot Chris Craft Sportsman called "Pokey."
Best Utility Under 18 Feet Award -- Ed Sheldon, Cold Springs, 1950 17-foot Chris Craft Special Runabout called "Ruby."
Best Utility 18 Feet and Over Award -- A three-way tie: Piper Underbrink, Manhattan Beach, 1957 20-foot Silver Arrow Chris Craft called "Topsy"; Bob and Susan House, Baxter, 1953 20-foot Century Resorter called "Full House"; and Stu and Carol Holmer, Whitefish Chain, 1952 22-foot Chris Craft Sportsman called "Cherry Bomb."
Antique boat enthusiasts roamed the docks Saturday at Moonlite Bay in Crosslake as the wood boats took their places in the slips at the annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous.
Best Runabout Under 18 Feet -- John and Carol Collier, Whitefish Chain, 1934 16-foot Garwood called "Janeth."
Best Runabout 18 Feet and Over -- Tie: Lee and Penny Anderson, Gull Lake, 26-foot Hacker Craft Dolphin called "Mae Bug"; and Carl and Joyce Mammel, Alexandria, 1950 19-foot Chris Craft called "Quick Silver."
Best Outboard -- Gil and Ginny Arvig, Crosslake, 1952 14-foot Falls Flyer.
Best Amateur Restoration Award -- Ross and Pat Pfund, Ada, 1958 21-foot Chris Craft Capri called "Heartbeat." This boat took over three years to restore and was completed at 8 a.m. the day of the show.
An 18-foot 1955 Chris Craft Cobra owned by Dave Selvig of Fargo, N.D., was one of the many boats tied to the docks at Moonlite Bay.
Best Dock Boy (person) Award -- Lisa Schettler, Omaha, Neb.
Founder's Award -- Ron Foss, Pequot Lakes. This award went to Foss for 15 years of outstanding service to the boat show. Through heat, rain and hail, Foss has been on the docks assisting the skippers and crowd control.
Grand Marshal -- Ted Lundrigan, Pine River. Lundrigan has been at 14 of the 15 annual boat shows, missing only one to attend his Vietnam medical unit's reunion. Lundrigan's 1954 14-foot Shell Lake duck boat has always been a crowd favorite. A few years ago a flock of real ducks landed and intermingled with his duck decoys.
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