Wooden Boats, Wondrous Lakes

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"If they could talk they could say, listen son, look what I did way back when. That's the beauty of it. They have a story to tell."
--B.K. Powell

They are classics from another era, painstakingly restored to their former glory. There is something very appealing about wooden boats on the water . . . the sound, the feel, the sense of history. And when you pair classic boats with inspiring lakes like Coeur d'Alene, Pend Oreille, and Payette, it's a striking combination.

At boat shows on sparkling waters around Idaho you can see masterpieces from years past and meet the owners and craftsmen who have brought vintage vessels back to life. For them wooden boats are a pastime, a passion, a reconnection to past.

"It gets into your blood and it's a little bit of living history that you can use and take out on the lake."
--Michael Boge