| Photos: Shannon Knight & David Irvine
| We could not have asked for a more perfect day for a boat show as the sun shone and the temps stayed in the 80’s with a nice breeze! A perfect September day in Michigan! With an increased number of registered boats and a record number of free boat rides (416!) all indications point toward a spectacular showing in store for next year when Port Huron plays host to the 2018 International Boat Show and Pre-Events, “Boat the Blue”!
The Michigan Chapter’s Port Huron Antique and Classic Boat Show organizers pulled out all the stops this year and is in full "practice mode" to ensure a smooth and enjoyable time for all boaters and participants in next year's 2018 International Boat Show in Port Huron. Participants enjoyed glorious weather and over 50 registered boats of a great variety. 416 free classic boat rides were enjoyed by the public. Big thanks to our captains who volunteered their boats, fuel and time to introduce people to the wonder of a classic boat ride. Not to be outdone by the runabouts giving free rides, the classic cruisers offered free tours during the show exposing people to the "other world" that is a classic liveaboard cruiser! Participants also enjoyed the ability to walk just a few minutes into town for restaurants, shopping and taverns. The Pavillion and vendor tents anchored the show along with a live band with music and announcements piped along the entire length of the show docks.
The day went by in a blink! We are so happy there will be two days of boat show plus pre-events to fully absorb all the goodness of Port Huron and the beautiful surrounding waters next year. Hope to see you "Boatin' the Blue" next year! www.boattheblue.com