The above photo by Gretchen Dorian is part of a great set of photos from the Hessel boat show. You can see most of them by clicking the pic above, but there’s a couple extra at her Gretchen Dorian Photography web site (click the Hessel link when you get there).
I was reminded this morning that the annual Hessel Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of the Arts is held every year in Hessel on the second Saturday of August (Saturday, August 12 this year).
According to the Les Cheneaux Islands Area Tourist Association:
The Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show, held each year in Hessel, Michigan, has been a center of attraction since it began in 1976. The show boasts more than 170 entries each year, and is easily the largest show featuring antique and classic wood boats.
Held in conjunction with the Antique Wooden Boat Show each year is the Festival of Arts. Artists and craftspersons display and sell a variety of gift items including photographs, paintings, pottery made with natural Upper Peninsula clay, wood toys, dolls, and many other items. Around 75 of the state’s finest artists will be showing and selling their work.