Mailboat Cruises begin on Skaneateles Lake
The Sherwood Inn will host its 17th Annual Seafood Jazzfest on Sunday, September 7th. The seafood festivities kick off at noon on the West Lawn. The Jazzfest begins at 1 PM and features a terrific lineup of regional jazz talent, including: Angelo Candelo and the Skaneateles High School Jazz Band, Dave Hanlon ”Cookbook”, Grupo Pagan (”Sammy” Award Winners
On Friday afternoon, the local Sea Scouts will announce the arrival of each exhibiting boat with a bosun’s pipe. Additional highlights of the show include the parade of boats (Saturday at 3 p.m.), historical village tours, children’s activities, and displays by the Syracuse Model Boat Club.
The Skaneateles Country Club was granted the charter for Lightning Fleet #1, and in 1939 John Barnes of the Skaneateles Boats Company became the first national Lightning champion. Today, the Lightning has evolved into one of the most popular and competitive one-design racing classes in the world, with more than 500 fleets worldwide and some 15,000 boats. Lightning #1 has been retired to the Mystic (Conn.) Seaport Museum.
During July, all things boating will be celebrated throughout Skaneateles, marking 100 years of boating tradition—a tradition that encompasses steamboats, rowboats, yachts and canoes; Lightning boat-building and racing; and the preservation, restoration and display of antique and classic boats.