Nothing is more telling of the history of Lake Erie pleasure boating than the story of the Lyman Boat Works in Sandusky, and visitors to the boat show will get a genuine taste of this remarkable story. Marking the 9 decades-plus that Lymans were produced, a special Lyman Boat Works Historical Museum display will encompass more than 3,000 square feet of walk-thru display space. Visitors will meet Tom Koroknay, aka “Doc Lyman,” the preeminent Lyman historian. He’ll be showing artifacts from the original Lyman Boat Works, including items never seen before.
Lymans were specially designed to perform in Lake Erie’s famous short chop. Primarily wood lapstrake hulls, while Lymans are no longer produced there are hundreds still plying Lake Erie and other waterways around the country.