|Whirwinds I, II, and III, L-R.|
There was a harmonic convergence of Whirlwinds outside of Newburgh as Whirwinds I, II, & III took to the ice. 2 of the 3 put runners to Hudson Valley ice for the first time ever. A few puffs of wind mid-afternoon got 2 of the 3 out for a few nice runs across the Lake. We have about 40 hours until the next "January thaw" puts the boats on blocks for a spell. ( How many January thaws are allowed??).
Take the opportunity while one can.
|Brand new plank for Whirlwind.|
|Whirlwind. Built by George Buckhout, circa 1920. 31' 350 sq ft of sail.|
|Whirlwind II, circa 1920, originally from Vermont.Was discovered in a barn in Maine and restored by|
Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club wizards Bill Buchholz & Lloyd Roberts ( and one other craftsman I can't remember).
I acquired her last winter and this was her first time on the ice. She's a beauty!
|Whirlwind III, circa 1930; ~250 sq ft of sail; 30' long.|
|Whirlwind III was built in Syracuse and sailed on Lake Onondaga. |
Now sailed by the Lawrence family, 2nd owners.
|Beautiful double cockpit.|