Rick Casali

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"Riptide IV - 1948 Chris Craft 25 Utility

In the post-WW II era, Chris Craft began to make their boat designs more elegant and, to my eye, classier. Riptide IV, owned by Jane and Kevin Heffron, is one of the nicest examples of this post-war shift at Chris Craft.

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Rick Casali

FIASCO was held on Wellesley Island

The regatta is known as FIASCO, which is the acronym for Famous International Annual Skiffing Competitive Occurrence.

Volume 17, Issue 10, October 2022
Rick Casali

Queen Elizabeth II & HMY "Britannia"

Lynn McElfresh and Rick Casali's past articles are remembered. Also, Robert and John Street share a lovely movie of the Queen's passage through the Thousand Islands.

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Lynn E. McElfresh

Wild Goose – a 1915 40-foot Hutchinson Commuter

The Wild Goose served the Dodge’s as a source of beauty, great pleasure, and practical River transport for over 80 years, and carried members of the family and their guests to many events ranging from births and weddings, to picnics, river tours, and funerals . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Rick Casali

“Zipper” - A Classic Express Commuter

Zipper was donated to the Antique Boat Museum by the family that owned and operated the Stroh Brewery. She was donated on the condition that Zipper be commissioned and cruised, and not sit inside the museum among the various collections that the ABM exhibits.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Rick Casali

"The Orchards" on Grindstone Island

My family was fortunate to have owned "The Orchards" on Grindstone Island.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Rick Casali

"Forty Love" Chris Craft 24 Sportsman

Patricia Parry has owned her 1948 Chris Craft 24 Sportsman “Forty Love” for many years -- all filled with great memories.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Rick Casali

“Rumba” a “New” 14-foot Runabout

After sitting unfinished for 60 years in a barn near Erie, Pennsylvania, a 14 1/2-foot runabout was launched and christened on the St. Lawrence River.

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Rick Casali

Getting to the River by Train

Description of travelling to the Thousand Islands by train back in the 40s and 50s. White jackets, smoking cars, even live piano music. Sleeping was an adventure as the train cars swayed, and the sound of the wheels clanging at each grade crossing.

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Rick Casali