RE: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival
This was much better than I even hoped. Next year we will attend both days. Between the Quick 'n' Dirty boat building contest, a U-571 Submarine display, Antique and Classic car Cruise In, multiple stage live bands, and Oh- did I mention boats- this was great! I have more photo's than it would be fair to post so I am going to limit to about 4 catagories. The first pics are of powered bateaus. There were probably 6-10 of these at the show. In Cajun Louisiana a bateau refers to a boat with flat ends and bottom, balanced so the fisherman can stand upright to handle nets. The owner in the picture on the river affectionally refers to it as a putt putt. When started (by hand with the flywheel) the single or 2 cylinder machine engine sounds just like that.