Rockin’ the boat

Lund boats always catch my eye because they’re manufactured only 15 miles from where I grew up in Minnesota. Though less commonly seen here in northern Illinois, Lund boats are quite popular among aluminum boat enthusiasts who like to fish.

Two uncles and a cousin once worked and work at the plant in New York Mills, Minnesota, and it’s the only brand of boat my father — an avid fisherman — has owned.

lund boat

I’m not fisherman so despite my familiar connections, I know very little about boats, but this monster caught my eye in traffic last week (that’s my hand holding the camera in the side mirror, bottom right, as I snapped this picture at a stop light). It was heading east, so I’m guessing it was bound for Lake Michigan. I would imagine it was destined to be part of some big fish tales, and I was a teeny tiny bit proud, however irrational that may be, to know from whence it came.

“The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”

~ Dale Carnegie

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