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Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts

Location: Hessel Public Marina
Phone: 906-484-2821 Contact: Les Cheneaux Historical Association
Email: lciboatshow@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lciboatshow.com/

The Les Cheneaux Island Antique Wooden Boat Show has been a major attraction since it began in 1978.  The show averages 150 entries each year and is one of the largest shows featuring antique and classic wooden boats.  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 class glass.

The Festival of Arts is held in conjunction with the boat show.  Artists display and sell a variety of artwork, including photographs, paintings, pottery, textiles, glass jewelry, dolls, wood toys, and many other items.  Around 70 of the midwest's finest artists participate in this juried show.

Events include:

  • 7-11am - Pancake Breakfast
  • 10am - Opening Ceremony
  • 10am-5pm - Festival of Arts
  • Entertainment provided throughout the day, including The Main Street Band
  • 4pm - Awards Ceremony
  • Channel cruises exploring the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands
    (2 tours by Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry)