Scenes From the 24th Annual Georgetown (SC) Wooden Boat Show

The 24th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show was the perfect event to pull the community together following the devastating September 25, 2013 waterfront fire. A record attendance provided a morale and economic boost to the business community and South Carolina Maritime Museum.  Beautiful boats.  Beautiful weather.  Smiling faces. A good time had by all.  And a most appreciative community.

One of the beautifully restored wooden cruisers in the water.

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show 2

Three “Boatyard Dogs” in a town fountain.

3 Dogs in a Fountain

The boat building contest always draws a crowd.  Hoperfully, the winning boat will be on display at next year’s show.

Boat building contest

Maine boatbuilders were represented by a beautifully restored mahogany, 1958 Bristol Fisherman, owned by Douglas Wright, of Charleston, SC.

Bristol built in Maine

Imagine.  14′ 6″ of wooden boat with a 6′ 2″ beam. Add a 90HP Mercury motor.  And you get 60+ MPH.  The “Spitfire,” designed and built by Matthew Gunning, of Gunning Wooden Boats, gives a new meaning to “adrenalin rush.”

Spitfire

And what boat show would be complete without TowBoatUS being represented.

TowBoatUS in Georgetown

The Georgetown, SC Wooden Boat Show is always held the third Saturday of October.  Plan to attend the 25th Annual Show, October 18, 2014.

Fresh Christmas Cranberry Mango Salsa

This simple recipe is an original by Mary Crafts, owner of Culinary Crafts, an outstanding caterer in Salt Lake City.  I first tasted the recipe while attending a reception that Mary’s company catered.  Take it to a Christmas party and see the response!

CRANBERRY MANGO SALSA

2 cups prepared salsa

1 fresh mango, peeled and chopped

1 pound can whole cranberry sauce

Combine salsa, mango, and cranberry sauce. Store covered in refrigerator for up to two weeks.