Finger Lakes Boating Museum: New York

by | Aug 7, 2022 | Customer Story, Electric Boating Network

With an amazing history dating back to 1924, the PAT II  makes waves with the future of boating with an All-Electric Dive from Elco. With an air-cooled Elco EP-40 motor, the PAT II has a cruising speed of 6.5 knots and a maximum speed of just around 10 knots, operating in complete silence with a service life of 50,000 hours.

The Pat II, a 39’ launch built in 1924, served as a tour boat in the Thousand Islands from 1924 to 1955. In 1956 she was moved to Skaneateles Lake and served as a tour boat and US Postal Service delivery boat on the historic Star Route 13 until 1991.

She has been out of service since, having languished in a marina bone yard. In 2014 she was delivered to the Finger Lakes Boating Museum by the Skaneateles Historical Society. The Pat II, named after builder George M. “Pat” Comstock, has been fully rehabilitated mostly by skilled volunteers. Her home port will be Hammondsport and she will make appearances on other Finger Lakes and beyond to broaden her audience as a cruise boat and teaching tool for the museum.