45th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique & Wooden Boat Show

Always the 2nd Saturday in August!

Visit www.lciboatshow.com for more info!

One of the largest classic boat shows in the country, the festival brings hundreds of antique and wooden boats to the Les Cheneaux Islands (LCI). The festival weekend also includes a classic car show and a Festival of Arts.

Proceeds from the event are used to maintain and enhance the LCI Historical and Maritime Museums, both of which are located in nearby Cedarville. While you are visiting the show, be sure to check out EJ Mertaugh Boat Works - the first Chris-Craft dealership outside of Algonac!

About the Islands - Les Cheneaux or "The Channels" is comprised of 36 islands along the northern shore of Lake Huron. A quick 30 minute drive from the Mackinac Bridge can have you enjoying pristine forests, protected waters (great for boating), and warm hospitality. Visit www.lescheneaux.net for more information.

Hessel Marina, Hessel, Michigan 49745

Les Cheneaux Historical Association

From the Community

Boat Launchings

Boat Launchings

Wee Lassie

Andrew Green recently launched his Wee Lassie canoe. This is the second Wee Lassie he has built.

Boat Launchings


Cedar strips canoe of the Gil Gilpatrick 16′ Laker design.

Boat Launchings


CLC kit, Jimmy Skiff II.Launched on July 8th 2023, built in home garage by Michael Selby with ass