This beauty formerly was situated in informal dry dock with about a dozen other steel row boats. Informal storage here in the UP means dumped in a pile at the edge of the woods.
However, a little sanding and sealing and a lot of paint in a scheme that replicates that visible on old photos, we now have a distinctive water craft to ply the lake. Oh, and it is steel, quite heavy, and takes a bit more effort than those new-fangled flimsy aluminum boats to cruise or carry.
In fact, you may notice there are TWO oarlocks. They may be for moving between seats - we hope they do not mean it takes two people to move the darned thing through the water. In any event, the sailor will get a work out - A-row-bercize UP-style (Deb edits to say OH BILL!) (Birch Lodge Boot Camp?) Give it a try!! (Deb says Bill did this post, it rows nicely....step away from the coffee Bill...)