Adirondack Health Foundation to raffle off antique boat

The 14-foot Peterborough boat, named Amah & Grandpa is being raffled by the Adirondack Health Foundation. (Provided photo)

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Health Foundation is hosting a raffle for an antique wooden runabout, which was donated by former Upper Saranac residents Joe and Charlotte Blitt.

The 14-foot Peterborough boat has a 15-horsepower outboard motor with seating for five. The boat is currently named “Amah and Grandpa,” which is what the Blitts’ grandchildren call them. The boat was built in 1940 by the Peterborough Canoe Works in Ontario, Canada. It was originally owned by Levi Morton, former New York governor and U.S. vice president, and was restored by Joe Blitt.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, July 6 at Adirondack Health’s annual Gala on the shores of Lower St. Regis at Paul Smith’s College. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Tickets cost $20 each or six for $100.

To purchase tickets or view a video of the Bitts and the boat in action, visit https://tinyurl.com/c4bjkur7. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Adirondack Health Foundation at 518-897-2370.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *

Starting at $4.75/week.

Subscribe Today