The 2018 show will be our 41st year and we will be showcasing Dodge boats. These rare antique watercraft were produced by Horace E. Dodge Boat Works of Detroit, MI from 1922 until 1929 and the Horace E. Dodge Boat & Plane Corporation of Newport News, Virginia from 1929 until 1946.
The Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show is held each year in the beautiful Upper Peninsula town of Hessel, Michigan. Some of the country’s finest boats call our rustic Les Cheneaux Islands home. Most of these boats are used daily during the summer months as a primary mode of transportation to and from the cottages dotting the area’s 36 sheltered islands. Les Cheneaux has a rich heritage in boat building and repair. Our craftsmen continue to offer some of the finest restoration and repair services available.
Entries in the boat show arrive each August from as far as California and Florida and include dinghies, rowboats, canoes, launches, sailboats, utilities, runabouts, large cruisers, racers and classic non-wood.
Campgrounds - this is were we stay at every year...