Dawn Treader was delivered to Lake Union in June 1956, and began her cruising career in the Northwest as the Wild Oats. She came from the Chris Craft plant in Holland, Michigan, and is a 35' Constellation model. Mike and Janet Monda are her sixth owners and have been in contact with all but the original owners, who had the boat until 1976. Dawn Treader has been cruised extensively since the beginning and is no stranger to Canadian waters. She features the relatively rare double rail configuration and curved side windows in the cockpit, peculiar to 1956.