New Hampshire Boat Museum launches summer with Annual New England Vintage Boat Auction

WOLFEBORO, N.H. – The sound of the lake lapping against the dock, the smell of towels drying in the sun, the clunk of the canoe meeting the shore, and the Annual New England Vintage Boat Auction all signify the arrival of Summer. Jim Cyr, of Cyr Auction Company, has volunteered to auction off classic and vintage boats, canoes, models, rustic camp and sporting items, and lake memorabilia at the July 12 fundraising event for the New Hampshire Boat Museum. The auction will take place at the museum, just two miles from the Junction of Routes 109 and 28 near Lake Wentworth and not far from Lake Winnipesaukee.

The 2008 New England Vintage Boat Auction will feature: a Rare 1926 Pelican 151-Class Hydroplane Racing Boat, a 1912 24-foot Decked Launch with tandem trailer, a 1947 17-foot Higgins Utility, a 1956 18-foot Chris Craft Sea Skiff, great boat models, nautical items, several good fiberglass boats and vintage canoes, rustic and Old Hickory furniture, rare fishing creels, eel spears, crooked knives, prints and paintings, and much, much more.  Go to either or for an immediate online preview.

The net proceeds of the auction will benefit The New Hampshire Boat Museum, whose mission is to commemorate and perpetuate the boating heritage of New Hampshire lakes and rivers. This Saturday auction will begin at 11am, with previews available on Friday, July 11 from 2pm to 7pm and the morning of the auction from 8am to 10:45am.  Contact Cyr Auction Company at (207) 657-5253 or, or contact the New Hampshire Boat Museum at (603) 569-4554 or with any questions.