TOLKA is a historically significant antique wooden boat hand crafted at the Alexander Graham Bell Laboratories in Baddeck Nova Scotia Canada in 1928. It was owned by the Lash family in Muskoka Ontario for 30 years before it was rescued by Lee Anderson, and restored under his supervision by Peter Breen Antique and Classic Boats. TOLKA is a dual drive stationed thirty six foot long limousine launch with an original Sterling Petrol engine. The boat was designed and built by Casey Baldwin who was Alexander Graham Bell's long time working partner and co-inventor.
2012-07-25 - New Tolka Video Added
The remains of TOLKA were carefully documented and removed from the woods where she was found and then meticulously restored by Peter Breen Antique and Classic Boats over a three year period to world class standards. Original photographs and movie footage was collected and other research completed to ensure that all details of the restoration were accurate. Lee Anderson would settle for nothing less than perfect including original power. So TOLKA runs today in perfect condition just as she was delivered to the Lash family in Muskoka in 1928.
TOLKA is on a North American tour in 2012 of the best boat shows to rave reviews.
32nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show: July 6-8 2012, Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst Ontario. Watch news coverage »
2012 Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction: Antique Boat Museum, Clayton New York , Saturday August 4, 2012.
ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show: Table Rock Lake Branson Missouri, September 16-23, 2012.