Boat Show a Big Success for NH Boat Museum

NH Boat Museum's Alton Bay Boat Show 2021.

WOLFEBORO — Every summer, New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) hosts the annual Alton Bay Boat Show, an event that attracts people from throughout the region.

“It’s a fun event that attracts new visitors every year, which gives us the chance to introduce them to our mission as a museum, too,” said NHBM Executive Director Martha Cummings.

This year, 26 boats were displayed at the event, which was held for the 44th time and features classic wooden and early fiberglass boats up to 1975.

“This event is a tradition that kicks off Alton’s Old Home Days,” Cummings added.

Show spectators also have the chance to award best in show, which this year went to Daisy, a 1913 Goodhue and Hawkins Laker owned by Colleen & Glenn Raiche. Second place went to All Aboard, a 1927- style Hacker Craft owned by Charley Train, while third place was awarded to Robert Glendening’s 1959 Chris Craft Sportsman.

“It was a fantastic turnout,” noted Cummings. “We appreciate everyone’s support, especially from our volunteers, the Town of Alton, and sponsors.”

The 44th Annual Alton Bay Boat Show was sponsored by Goodhue Boat Co., Alton Country Store, NASWA Resort, Tiki Huts of NH, GWM Finish Carpentry, Dockside, West Alton Marine, Shibley's At the Pier, Gilford Home Center, and Alton Home Center.

Founded in 1992 by antique and classic boating enthusiasts, NHBM is committed to inspire people of all ages with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the boating heritage of New Hampshire’s fresh waterways.

To learn more about NHBM, its virtual lecture series, boating programs, or special events, visit

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