The Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show is held each year
in Hessel, Michigan.
Hessel is in the beautiful Upper Peninsula and can be reached by car, plane or boat. The Albert Lindberg Airport has a paved 3,700 foot runway. If traveling via highway, take Exit 359 off I-75 and drive east on M-134 just 16 miles.
Some of the country's finest boats call the beautiful
Les Cheneaux Islands home.
Entries arrive each August from as far away as
California and Florida.
Vessels include dinghies, rowboats, canoes, launches, sailboats, utilities,
runabouts, large cruisers, racers and classic glass.
A new class is being introduced this year. The "racer" class is an inboard or outboard powered wooden boat of planing or semi-planing hull form, designed and used primarily for racing competitions.
A new "Junior Craftsman Award" will be introduced this year and will be awarded to a young boat owner. To receive this award, the boat should be registered under the young entrant's name and he/she should have participated in the restoration.
The Les Cheneaux Historical Association sponsors the Antique Wooden Boat Show.
Proceeeds from the event go to maintain and enhance the Historical Museum and the Maritime Museum,
which are located in nearby Cedarville.
Boat Show Registration Form
Click here for Boat Show Registration Form
and Brochure (pdf)