The Inboard/Outboard Hall

From the early-1900s to the 1960s and ‘70s wooden motorboats were a common sight on the waters of the Finger Lakes. Whether you were a family looking to have fun on the water, a wealthy business executive “schmoozing” your guests, or simply wishing to enjoy the lake the motorboat allowed anyone a chance to enjoy the Finger Lakes.

The Boats

Each object on display has either been donated to our museum, or has been put on loan from its owner to be displayed inside the galleries of the museum. We are truly grateful for the support the museum receives through boating donations and loans.

Boat List

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1962 Penn Yan Boat Co. Clinker Series, "Baltic"

- Outboard Engine

- Lapstrake Hull

- Donated by:

Terry and Rosemary Holland

(Phelps, NY)

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1957 Penn Yan Boat Co. "Aristocrat/Sealiner"

- Outboard Engine

- Triotite Hull

- Donated by:

Richard Gladstein

(Silver Springs, MD)

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1927 Penn Yan Boats Imperial Outboard, “Pumpkin”

- Aristocrat Model

- Composite Hull

- On loan by:

William Wheeler

(Silver Springs, MD)

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1908 Elbridge Marine Engine

- 3 cylinders

- 18 horsepower

- Donated by:

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

(Hammondsport, NY)

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Unknown Rudder, Found in Keuka Lake
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1920 Caille "Liberty Single" Engine

- Outboard Engine

- 2 horsepower

- Donated by:

A.J. Neracker

(Rochester, NY)

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1905 Fay & Bowen Engine

- Inboard Engine

- 2.5 horsepower

- Donated by:

Keith Billett

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1910 Fay & Bowen Boat Co, "Elizabeth Ellen"

- Inboard Engine

- 20 ft Long

- On loan by:

Richard & Cynthia Sherwood

(Webster, NY)

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1960 Grumman Boat Co., "V.I.P."

- Inboard Engine

- Aluminum Boat

- Donated by:

Michael O'Brien

(Corning, NY)

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[Above] 1976 Grumman Boat Co., "Canoe"

- Aluminum

- Lightweight

- Donated by:

Bill Smith

(Fairport, NY)

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1958 Penn Yan Boat Company "Atlantic"

- Outboard Engine

- Triotite Hull

- On loan by:

Guy & Anita Bennett

(Wayland, NY)

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