1967 Century Coronado - 'Miss Millie'
Owner: Mark Svoboda
Home Port: Geneva, IL
1967 was the last year Century manufactured a mahogany wood hull. The boat was order and delivered to Kramer’s in Fox Lake, IL for Rex Fitzpatrick of Elmhurst, IL. We purchased the boat from Rex in 1986. We did a moderate restoration in1986/1987 and a complete restoration in 2001/2003 including the hull, decks, chrome and interior. Powered by this original Chrysler 325 HP motor, Miss Millie will do approximately 40 MPH. The boat has won numerous awards including Best Century at the 2008 Geneva Lakes Boat Show. The Fox River Valley Boat Company has been our restoration and maintenance partner for the past 27 years.
1888 J.H. Rushton Mohican - 'Nymph'
Owner: Peter Mueller
Home Port: Lake Forest, il
Rushton decked sailing canoe.
1900 Rushton Indian wood/canvas - 'Chingachgook'
Owner: Paul Miller
Home Port: Elburn, IL
Chingachgook is one of the first wood/canvas model canoes built by Henry Rushton of Canton, NY. This canoe was originally purchased by Robert Pruyn builder of the Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. Robert Pruyn's father was appointed Ambassador to Japan by Abraham Lincoln. The canoe was at the camp when then Governor Teddy Roosevelt visited and possibly paddle this canoe. The picture attached shows the grand and great-grandchildren of the author James Fennimore Cooper paddling the canoe at Santanoni in the 1920's. The Indian is the canoe in the foreground the canoe in the background is a 17' Indian Girl built in 1901 also also in my collection.