Today a new club member approached me with the question, “What are we trying to accomplish as a club, and why? What is the vision?” I thought about it for a few hours before I wrote him back: My vision is to give the antique/classic/wooden boating lifestyle the “fine vintage” feel, much like a handcrafted bourbon.…Details
“Happy Days” is a 1956 23′ Chris Craft Continental. She was chosen to receive the Most Original Award at the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter’s 26th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. “Happy Days” is owned by George and Joan Blosser of Moneta, Virginia. She was delivered from Cadillac, Michigan to Chris-Craft Dealer Harmon Dudd in Sturgis, Michigan…Details
“That’s Her” won the Most Original Award at the 39th Annual Vintage “User” Boat Show sponsored by the 1000 Islands Chapter. “That’s Her” is a 1933 Brainard Robbins Water Taxi/Launch owned by Duane Chalk. She is 40′ long and was used to ferry families between Fishers Landing and the islands in the 1000 Islands area…Details
Volume 26, Number 2 issue of the Rudder is now in the hands of all ACBS members. Active members list getting this award-winning magazine four times a year as one of the prime benefits of membership in the Antique and Classic Boat Society. The quarterly magazine includes human interest stories, some technical advice, some historical lessons,…Details
“Cemack” is a 1959 Chris Craft Sportsman 24′ owned by Carol E. Mack. At the Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show on August 13, 2016, “Cemack” was given the “Most Original Boat” Award. This boat was delivered to Worthy R. Brown & Sons of Lakeside, Ohio on June 2, 1959. The current owner…Details
“Sweet Jane” is a 1957 Hiliner Sport Star. She is owned by Brian Carey and was given the Most Original Award by the New England Chapter. This classic boat was purchased new in upstate NY in 1957. She was only used for about four seasons before being stored away in a barn for over 50 years.…Details
Did you take a boat ride to soak up the last warm rays of sunshine and treat your senses to the colors of autumn?
We’d love to share your experiences. Submit pictures with captions to share.
This first picture came from Gene Porter taken in his 1934 Lyman outboard cruising New Hampshire’s Merrimack River
Have you “Liked” the official ACBS Facebook page? You will receive at least one post a week called “Wooden Boat Wednesday”, thanks to the great photography of Bob Kays, ACBS member of Lake Hopatcong Chapter. There may be a boat for sale now and then. There will be a few links to other boating sites.…Details
Tumblehome Boatshop offers a monthly “Shop Talk” most of the year. This website would love to showcase workshops and symposiums that might be near you. After all, winter is the time to work on those boats. Please submit your workshop pictures and information. Then watch for it on the Restoration page. Here are pictures and an excerpt…Details
Great Lakes Boat Building School Annual Report 2015 – 2016 School Year Great Lakes Boat Building School completed its 9th year of operations with 15 students graduating and 10 boats started and/or completed. One of the highlights of the year was a visit by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as…Details