Monday, November 22, 2010

Will the original owner, please stand up?

May I present to you, Colonial Charles Chase.
Colonial Charles Chase

He was a world traveler, who spent some time in the Wayzata area in the 1920's.

You can't make a trunk look this real.

Todd Warner found these pictures in this trunk, given to him by his neighbor.

Todd Warner's Photo Collection of Charles Chase

Colonial Chase commissioned The Cheerup in 1924 from the Wise Boat and Bus Works.

Colonial Chase owned The Cheerup from 1924 to 1929, he then sold it to the Coen family.

Picture From Real Runabouts VI, Bob Speltz

The Coen's, then the Anderson's owned the boat until 1978, when she was purchase by Todd Warner.  Todd's stewardship of  The Cheerup is a whole other story....Check back for that one!

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