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To/From the 1000 Islands Calumet Island Marina

January 26, 2014 by Mike

  • Sumo

In the 60’s, if you kept a boat at the Calumet Island Marina, the best way to get there from Clayton was to call Rollo Weeks, the island caretaker, and let him know you were ready for transport!  A few minutes later, around the end of the island he’d come in his Danish Coronet!  What’s that, you ask?  A sturdy, fiberglass hulled boat that took a lickin’ and kept on tickin’.  Many a weekend he’d come and go through the white caps, always making his appointed rounds.  You may recall this fine vessel from a previous post:

"Calumet Orange" ferry boat used in the 60's

“Calumet Orange” ferry boat used in the 60’s

Let’s look a little deeper, though – what is a Danish Coronet?  It was one among many variants built in Denmark by Botved Boats from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.  The Calumet Island Coronet appears to be either a 16 foot convertible or, more likely, the 18 foot hard top seen at the bottom of the ad here.

Can you add more to this?  If you know anything about the Coronet Boats, and can add some detail about the one used at Calumet Island Marina, leave a comment below!


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