- Char-Mar (black Chris Craft cruiser)
- Woodchopper's Ball
- Mox Nix
- Betelguese (sharp looking little red speed boat)
- Esox (might have been a Penn-Yan, can't recall... a flying bridge, great for fishing)
- Kismet (a sail boat)
- White Cap (Richardson) - fine looking wooden boat, seen here in a photo many years after Calumet:
As the marina grew, and services expanded, there was a huge motorized boat sling installed outside the Skiff House. This included construction of a dock parallel to the skiff house's cement "front deck" and a metal tray was placed on the dock to help guide the sling's wheels during transit. This sling allowed for boats to be removed for repair or winter storage. Also in the mid to late 60's, the area under the front of the skiff house was used as a sort of island store during the summer. A fellow named Skip used to work there selling ice cream to us kids (I think he even played some sort of instrument that resembled a tambourine on a stick and sang a couple of songs every now and then (I think "Henry the Eighth" was one of them!)). Late 60's there was another construction project... on the old foundation of what was the laundry building I believe (when the castle was there), the "Teen Hut" was constructed. There were enough families with boats on the island by then that the older kids needed something to do I guess. One of the last changes I recall from the late 60's period was a large dock that sprang from the southeastern shore (toward Clayton). I never saw it get much use except for an occasional seaplane docking, and when I visited the island in the early 80's it was gone (as was most of what I remembered from the marina days, like the rope swing that used to hang from a huge tree near the "yellow house"... scares me now to think about swinging out over the huge rock and boats that were under the rope's arcing path (never did check to see if it was frayed!!) There were many boats and families I remember from back then as I grew up, a little more each summer. Some boats that come to mind are:The magic and beauty of Calumet Island I knew as a kid with my family will always drift through my mind. Of course, it was a marina back then, and for a decade it made quite an impression on me. Come on back and catch a glimpse... ...our Steel King was kept at a marina in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Calumet Island Marina was the place, and this wonderful setting was where I spent many a summer in the 1960's. In past history, Calumet had a castle and looked almost fairy-tale like...
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