Boat restorers to be featured on PBS program

MOUND, Minn. – “Antiques Roadshows,” the Public Broadcasting System television program, will air a segment on several classic wooden boats under restoration at the Mahogany Bay restoration facility during the show’s season premier in January, Mahogany Bay said in a recent press release.

The segment will first air on Jan. 3, 2005.

“We are pleased that they thought of us when they decided to do a feature on vintage boats,” said Todd Warner, CEO of Mahogany Bay. “It’s certainly a compliment to be able to share our work and philosophy with the Antiques Roadshow audience.”

A video crew from the show visited the Mahogany Bay restoration facility in Lester Prairie, Minn. and taped footage of several boats including: a 1931 28-foot Hackercraft, a 1929 26-foot Chris-Craft, and a 1925 33-foot Hackercraft. The video crew also shot footage on Lake Minnetonka in a 1928 21-foot Bassett launch.

The producers contacted Mahogany Bay because of its expertise in antique wooden boat history, restoration and care, the company said.

The Boston-based show, which travels the country to talk with the owners of unique antique treasures, is entering its ninth season.

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