The Thousand Islands Chapter of ACBS supports and endorses the Vision and Mission statement of ACBS, and is particularly oriented to carrying out its efforts in the St. Lawrence River area.
Our Chapter area includes both the AntiqueBoatMuseum and the Headquarters of ACBS, which provides our chapter with not only the responsibility but also the privilege of supporting both with volunteers, staff, tours etc.
The St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands area is one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. There are an endless number of tree lined coves, channels, bays, cuts and islands to navigate through. As the outlet for the Great Lakes, the water can frequently be rough and there is a fairly steady current- thus a reason why wooden boats built in the area tended to be a little longer and a little more ruggedly built. There are many wonderful destinations for the cruising boat as well- Boldt Castle, The Antique Boat Museum, any number of Marinas, Motels, and Restaurants, as well as the Canadian facilities at Kingston, Gananoque, Ivy Lea, Rockport, and Brockville, to name a few. This is the area we operate in and where we seek to promote our common interest!