Antique Boat Run from Mt. Dora to Moss Bluff

Gerald Dake (left in first picture) invited local Lake County Antique boaters on a boat run from Mt. Dora though the Dora Canal and to Lake Griffin then thru the Burrell locks north to Moss Bluff Dam to eat and return. Five Antique wood boats and a tupperware (plastic) boat showed up for a great boating run. I hitched a ride with Gerald to Moss Bluff and returned with Dick White in his 1928 Chris Craft.

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Gerald Dake and his grandson aboard Odyssey in the Dora Canal Canal connecting Lake Eustis and Lake Harris Two following woodies Gerald checking on the photographer pic005 pic006 Boats in Burrell Lock pic008 pic009 Dick Daly in his Jersey Skiff "Wild Goose" Chris Craft "Special K" "Almost Eight" pic013 pic014 Plastic Chris Craft came along At landing...Walked to Dam Diner for lunch pic017 One boater drove his woody car and gave us ride to diner pic019 pic020



Inside the woody wagon Leaving Moss Bluff to return to Lake Dora pic023 pic024 pic025 pic026 pic027 pic028 pic029 pic030 pic031 pic032