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The "Old Timer"

At 14 ft. in length, the Old Timer is a 1951 Starcraft and is powered by a 15 HP 2-stroke Mercury Outboard motor.  This heavily constructed aluminum boat is built from recycled World War II aircraft.  Possibly forged from the same B-17 Flying Fortresses or the fast and furious B-24 Liberator Bombers that led the allied troops into battle through out Germany and the Pacific theater.  This vintage Starcraft is said to have been built for river patrols for "fish & game".  The 57 year history of this fishing machine far exceeds my knowledge, but as far as I know, the "Old Timer" was formally dubbed the S.S. Frantz and captained by my uncle, Eric Frantz.  After Uncle Eric traded in the S.S. Frantz for a Tracker boat, it was bought by my grandfather (the Old Timer himself) and my Uncle Bill.  Today the "Old Timer" is captained by Bill Milheim with First Mate's Chris & Ben Milheim.  The "Old Timer" can be seen frequenting the Susquehanna River in the northern portions of Pennsylvania.

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