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Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Hacker Craft

This is a true Vintage beauty and I am amazed at the feeling I got when I stood looking at this wooden antique. Where did she come from and who on earth owned her?

Mr Speas didn't have any history on her, just was fixing up a few 'spots' was all!

Hmm.. Is there a story here?

  Please don't reduce me to the numbers on my bow.

My owners have all crossed over. 
The children, the men and women, they've all gone on.
Who to look after me now?

Hacker Craft A boat building company still in Silver Bay, NY. Where my lines were drawn, my bow laid true.

Countless captains at my helm. My wheel is worn from many fingers, both adept and untrained.
Children sitting on their father's knees giggling as I carried the family clear of shoals and rocks.

Green on one side, red on the other. My markers warning others: "Make Way!" There's a queen sailing through!

Steady thrum of my engine.... Oh what power I have! 
I can glide through the swells in breathtaking glory! 

Fine chrome for my nostrils! 

The skiers I tow have my name burned in their memories....

Come! Slid into my cockpit and we shall sail the lakes and rivers!
I am Hacker... Take my wheel?

All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.


Eva Gallant said...

What great shots; and I love the way you look at things and conjure up a past.

DJan said...

What a beautiful boat, with a story told by a true storyteller. I agree with Eva: you've got a knack. And you seem to enjoy it, which is a wonderful part of the post!

Brian Miller said...

wow. thats some beautiful wood grain...

Heart of the wood said...

Wow, how do you do that? Just a few words, and decades of history come alive!

Anonymous said...

My late uncle had an old "woody" many years ago & he sold it. I can only imagine how much it would be worth today!!
Great Post!