Explore Monona Skeeter Iceboats

Explore Monona Skeeter Iceboats

In the weekend mail, the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club makes the cover of the Guide to Monona, Wisconsin. That’s Paul Krueger in his Class A Skeeter RAMBL’N at the 2022 International Skeeter Association Regatta held on Lake Monona with Renegades and the 4LIYC Jim Payton Memorial ATV in the background.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions


Here’s another gem discovered by Henry Bossett, an illustrated ad for Pettijohn cereal. According to Mr. Breakfast, Pettijohn’s was produced by a Chicago company from 1889 until 1893, when Quaker Oats bought it. As was the case in those days, the artists were anonymous.
UPDATE: The artist is Fanny Cory,  one the first  female syndicated cartoonists.

Regatta Watch: WSSA Postponed

Regatta Watch: WSSA Postponed

Advertising image via Henry Bossett.

Via Wisconsin Stern Steerers Association Secretary/ Treasurer Andy Gratton

The Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta has been postponed to January 22 and 23. The next update will be Sunday, January 16. Check back here at that time. The Northwest Ice Yacht Association regatta takes precedence.

Andy Gratton

WSSA Secretary/Treasurer

Ice Glamping

Ice Glamping

Some enterprising folks on Airbnb are offering an opportunity to camp in a glamorous Oshkosh, WI “ice cave.” The ad brought to mind Andy Gratton’s recent visit to Lake Christina in Minnesota, where he sailed his new blue Renegade. Andy did something he said he always wanted to do; he pitched his tent and slept on the ice. Thanks, Andy, for being a good sport and letting me have some fun with this parody ad.

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