Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thank You Ernie & Bernie!

Meet the newest addition to the Anokijig Armada- The Allegheny. This beautiful boat was donated by Ernie and Bernie Styberg of Racine, Wisconsin. The Allegheny is about 30 feet long and comfortably seats about a dozen campers. Although it looks like an antique wooden boat, it was actually built in the 1990s and is entirely powered by batteries!

This beautiful new boat allows us to significantly reduce the usage of our aging pontoon boat, which helps us reduce our carbon footprint. Because the boat is electric, we're also allowed to operate it on Little Elkhart on Sundays during the summertime, when powerboats are normally prohibited. We're not positive that we are the only camp in the country to have such a boat, but with new models costing well over $100,000, we're fairly confident that no other camp has such an amazing craft. It's so quiet, you can sneak up on the ducks and fish!

Many of the boats in Anokijig's fleet are donated and we are extremely fortunate to have such generous supporters. Anokijig always seems to be packed with campers and the waterfront is one of their favorite areas. As a result, our boats see a lot of use and we are always searching for replacements for some of our older boats. If you have an old canoe, rowboat, pontoon, sailboat, kayak, windsurfer or electric launch that we could use or would like to donate a new boat, please get in touch with us. Our phone number is 920-893-0782 and our mailing address is:

Camp Anokijig
W5639 Anokijig Lane
Plymouth, WI 53073
If it's been a while since you've visited Anokijig, please stop in soon. We'd love to see you!

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