On Golden Pond Movie Boat

On Golden Pond 19 Century Raven wood classic boat image photo mail boat

This is the boat that was in the Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, and Dabney Coleman movie called “On Golden Pond”. It was the second highest grossing film of 1981. Dabney Coleman’s character, Bill Ray, did a split between this boat and the Thayer’s summer cottage’s pier, falling into the lake waters of the movie’s lake Golden Pond, which was really Squam Lake, New Hampshire.

Century Raven Lapstrake skiff classic wood boat 19' 1963

note the windshield detailing signage


Here are some memorial quotes from the movie.


The boy, Billy Ray: A canoe! Just like the Indians used.

Henry Fonda, Norman: Actually, the Indians used a different grade of aluminum.


Katharine Hepburn, Ethel: Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight and away we’re going to go, go, go!


Katharine Hepburn, Ethel: Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons! The loons! They’re welcoming us back.


Dabney Coleman, Bill Ray: [as he heads out to the lake to go skinny-dipping with Ethel and Chelsea] Are there any bears around here?

Henry Fonda, Norman: Oh, sure. Black bears, grizzlies. One of ’em came along here and ate an old lesbian just last month.


Henry Fonda, Norman: Wanna dance or would you rather just suck face?

This 1963 Century Raven 19 footer was cast as the U. S. Mail Boat for all of the Golden Pond lake summer residents. This boat has since been restored by Katz’s Marina. More info here… http://www.antiqueboatsales.com/index.html .

classic wood boat image photo bow century raven on golden pond mail boat

seabuddy photo of the bow of this classic wooden boat



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