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Day 5 Monday May 16 Clayton

Antique boatI spent the first part of the day on the phone with Winter Harbor. They are ordering every part they think might be bad and when the parts arrive (hopefully Tuesday) they will send a mechanic to work on the boat here. We could not have a nicer place to wait as the 1000 Islands Antique Boat Museum is right at the end of the dock. So far the cell phone has not bee any use for Internet access but the Museum has a wifi network so I will use theirs. The Museum has brand new buildings and is well worth seeing. It has preserved boats and artifacts from both sides of the river. (Canada and USA). The heyday of the 1000 Islands was before the first world war. That is when huge hotels and mansions were built for wealthy New Yorkers to spend the summer. When the first world war came along and then the depression people just walked away from their summer homes. Many buildings were destroyed in fires. The boat in the photo is the largest launch of its type ever built. It is 48 feet long. It will be available for rides this summer at $200 per person. It has a 12 cylinder Packard torpedo boat engine that burns 150 gallons per hour.

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