Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hovercrafts along the trail

The other day while walking on the Miami, Wabash and Erie Canal towpath I saw three hovercrafts coming up the Maumee River. 

Two Hovercrafts waiting for a friend

Eight hovercrafts from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio explored the Maumee July 21@22. The club members first went from Waterville to Grand Rapids. Got out at Grand Rapids. The next day they put in at the Mary Jane Thurston State Park boat ramp and sped up the Maumee to Napoleon's Ritter Park boat ramp.

Mike McFarrlane of Adrian Michigan worked three nights a week for
eight months to build his hovercraft.

Mike McFarrlane came up the Maumee at speeds as high as 60 miles per hour. Each hovercraft has two motors
These are pleasure crafts. 
Just drive your hovercraft up the ramp when want to go on land. 
This hovercraft is owned by Steve Wilkins of Celina Ohio.

Other members, Dave and Mary Ann Alexander of Temperance Michigan, said this years Hoverally 2012 is being held at Vincennes, Indiana Friday August 31st through Sunday September 2nd.

Scott Hull of Kentucky takes two local boys on the ride
of their lives while Mom and Dad look on.
Scott Hull of Crestview Hill Kentucky purchased his hovercraft. Scott is the President of Hovercrafts of America. You can see more about hovercrafts at

Article and photos submitted by Bob Morrison.