(Alexandria, MN) -- Visitors to the Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria, MN, will have a rare opportunity this summer to see some of the most unique and historically significant vintage watercraft in the world. Five classic wooden boats, valued at well over $2 million, are on loan from the private collection of renowned collector Lee Anderson of Gull Lake. Other than appearances at classic boat shows, this is one of the few times these rare watercraft are available for public view.
The boats include:
* 1935 - 28' Fitzgerald & Lee Sedan, "Poetica"
* 1925 - 26' Faye & Bowen Runabout, "Black Arrow"
* 1926 - 26' Rochester Triple Cockpit Runabout, "Static"
* 1955 - 19' Chris-Craft, Cobra
* 1935 - 30' Belle Isle Super Bearcat, "Sigrid"
"Lee Anderson has one of the finest collections of vintage watercraft in world, and we are thrilled to display boats from his collection at the museum this summer," said Bruce Olson, Legacy of the Lakes Museum Executive Director. "We are committed to offering our visitors new exhibits every year, and this is one is really special - it is not to be missed."
Anderson's passion as a collector was recognized last fall when he was inducted into the Hagerty Marine Hall of Fame. Visitors to last fall's International Boat Show in Gull Lake also had the opportunity to glimpse part of his collection in his private museum.
More information about the Lee Anderson Collection exhibit can be found on the museum's website. The 2016 season for the Legacy of the Lakes Museum is May 23 - November 1, 2016. Phone: 320-759-1114. www.LegacyoftheLakes.org