Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
1:45 am EDT
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Rock the boat

It’s a beautiful March day in Tavares. A great blue heron stands statue-like on the banks of Lake Dora while a great bald eagle spreads its wings and soars overhead.

The sun’s rays shine down on shiny, sleek wooden boats displayed in water and on land, stretching as far as the eye can see.

This scene becomes reality when the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival makes its way to Wooton Park March 24-26.

More than 200 boats will be displayed, making the event the largest antique and classic boat show on America’s East Coast.

The types of boats on display include historic boats built before 1918; antique boats constructed between 1919 and 1942; classic boats built between 1943 and 1975; and contemporary boats manufactured from 1976 to the present.