I’ve been thinking for a few years that I would like to take a car for a weekend camping trip. The opportunity presented itself last weekend, so I loaded up the Reo and headed to Kingston. I dropped the truck and trailer in a mall parking lot and took the ferry to Wolfe Island, then over to Cape Vincent, NY. From there, I continued up through Clayton and to the Wellesley Island State Park for 2 nights in a tent (the second one with a thunder storm). If you ever have a chance, check out 1000 Islands Park on the west end of the island–a whole community of Victorian-era cottages. Be sure to eat on the veranda of the Wellesley Hotel! Boldt Castle is at the opposite end of the island, and is definitely worth a visit. On the return trip, I stopped at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton–an excellent collection in a beautiful facility. Unfortunately, the Clayton Distillery was closed on Sunday, so I’ll have to check them out next time. As I was about to cross back to Canada, a gentleman named Bob Crane gave me his card and said to say hello to Sam and Debbie–fellow members of the Model A group in Cape Coral, FL.
The car ran well and got me back to Kingston. Sadly, she wouldn’t start when we got home, and I had to push her off the trailer into the garage. We haven’t spoken since. Ah…old cars…
Waiting for the ferry to Cape Vincent
Boldt Castle yacht house
1935 Ford with collapsible canoe
Other visitors at the boat museum. These Ontario guys were returning from the AACA Lake Champlain tour, but I didn’t have a chance to speak with them.
That’s a Dodge Bros. frame that was used as a trailer.
1920 Dodge runabout
1909 Dixie II. Wow, wow, wow!