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October 2002
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First annual Island Classic Car Show.

On Aug 27th six antique cars rolled off the Emerald Isle, with all of their owners anxious to see Beaver Island. We were met by John and Keith from the Brothers' Bed and Breakfast, who were our hosts. That evening they treated us to a wonderful chicken dinner at the former spiritual retreat. The next morning after breakfast we started off to explore, with maps from Beth and John McCafferty, our daughter and son-in-law, and a packed lunch from John and Keith. We visited John and Beth's horse ranch and had a nice horseback ride. Then we stopped for coffee and donuts at the Fogg's beautiful log cabin, which is still under construction. We enjoyed the sand roads for a while–until we realized we had made a wrong turn and were on a meandering logging trail that eventually got us stuck. Ordinarily this wouldn't end well, but after a lot of pushing by all 12 of us we got turned around and found the right road.

We had lunch near the Beaver Head lighthouse. It was a beautiful day. That evening we had a nice dinner at the Shamrock. A number of people who saw our cars outside came in to talk.
Thursday we decided to check out the village museums, and other points of interest. We were all fascinated with the Island history. We had parked on the hill by Daddy Frank's, and when we returned we found our cars surrounded by curious onlookers. Our last evening dinner was at the Beaver Island Lodge, where we enjoyed an elegant meal.

Friday morning after another great Brothers' breakfast we said goodbye to John and Keith with a promise to return next year, and drove to the dock to meet the boat. We sure had a nice time.
Besides us in our 1911 Ford Roadster, Ron and Irene Blanding were in a 1911 Ford Touring, Harold and Janet Carter had a 1912 Oakland Touring, Wayne and Marilyn Funk brought their 1911 Winton Touring, Leo and Joan Parnegian drove a 1910 Pierce Arrow Touring, and Bud and Lorene Jonas had a 1927 Pontiac. Thank you all for making us feel so right at home.

–Jack and Lil Hanson

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