“Third year of classic boats on Bayou Teche.”
BREAUX BRIDGE, La – The Southwest Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society is sponsoring a cruise through the heart of Cajun Country. Organized by Breaux Bridge-based Bayou Teche Experience aka Cajun Paddle, the “Cajun Classique” event takes place from Monday, April 3rd, through Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Registration for classic wooden boat enthusiasts is now open. Registration and details of the cruise route and daily excursions can be found at CajunClassique.com. This excursion represents one of the classic boat cruises west of the Mississippi River.
“We’ve done this cruise twice now, and both were a stunning success not only for the participants but also the spectators along the route. Where else can you cruise down the bayou and enjoy a taste of Cajun culture,” says Cory Werk, tour co-director, local outfitter and advocate for the recreational use of Bayou Teche. “This year the Cajun Classique will touch all four parishes of Bayou Teche, with overnight stays in Berwick, New Iberia and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.”
“It’s a perfect match,” says Wayne Elliott, tour co-director and wooden boat enthusiast. “From the time Cajuns settled the swamps and bayous of South Louisiana, boats were a necessity for trapping, hunting and fishing for subsistence. Water is everywhere, and the deep boat culture reflects that. Historically boats were made out of old growth cypress trees that were thousands of years old. Today the materials have changed, but the same DNA is still there.”
The “Cajun Classique” cruise down the oak-tree laden Bayou Teche will go over one hundred miles of Cajun beauty. Time out will be taken to experience the local culture including its indigenous music and food. The Bayou Teche’s historic and cultural significance will be highlighted. A remnant of the Mississippi River’s waters of 5,000 years ago, Bayou Teche welcomed the first Cajun settlements, has seen Civil War battles, and is home to Keystone, the oldest operating lock and dam structure in the Mississippi Delta area.
May 21st Delaware River Cruise will be a Day Cruise.
We will be traveling the Delaware River in the area of Philadelphia. All ACBS members are welcome to join us.
For more information please contact Chad Brenner 215-805-4933 [email protected]
Our 2017 Spring Cruise will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, beginning at 10:00 AM. This is our Third Annual Spring Cruise.
We will be launching from the town ramp in Harrison, and ample trailer parking will be available. We will take a casual tour down the lake stopping for lunch at the Freedom Cafe where we will dine off their menu.
RSVP is requested so we can give the Freedom Cafe a headcount so they know how many to set up and plan for.
Also, if you have room in your boat for passengers and you are willing to take them, please let me know how many you are comfortable taking in case somebody needs a ride. Please RSVP for this event by emailing us with the count in your party. You won’t want to miss kicking off the season with us!
The Philadelphia Chapter ACBS invites you to the Lake Wallenpaupack Cruise on Sunday, June 4th, 2017.
Bring your friends and family and join us for a cruise around scenic Lake Wallenpaupack. Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, and just a two hour drive from Philadelphia, Lake Wallenpaupack is the third largest freshwater Lake in Pennsylvania and is known for its large pristine shoreline.
Join us for the day or stay overnight at the beautiful, recently renovated, Silver Birches Resort. This popular resort located on the water, with a pool, is booked all summer, but we have been able to reserve a block of rooms for our members at a reduced cost of $180-190/night.
9:30-10:00 Arrive at Boat Launch (cost $25)
10:00-12:00 Cruise Lake Wallenpaupack
12:00-Lunch at the Boathouse Restaurant http://the-boathouse-restaurant.com
After Lunch- Continue Cruise of the Lake -Option 1- return to ramp -Option 2- Overnight at the Silver Birches Resort and Spa
If you are interested, please contact John Horsney no later than 3/15 [email protected] or 610-827-7790
The Mountainview Chapter’s 2017 Foliage Cruise will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, beginning at 10:00 AM.
It’s grown in popularity every year since its inception. We have been offered free launching from Long Lake Marina as they have graciously offered in the past. We will congregate there or in front of the Naples town docks and take a casual tour up lake stopping at the docks in Harrison. There we will walk across the street to the Old Mill Tavern to dine off their fall menu.
RSVP is required so we can give the Old Mill a headcount so they know how many to set up and plan for. Also, if you have room in your boat for passengers and you are willing to take them, please let me know how many you are comfortable taking in case somebody needs a ride. Please RSVP for this event by emailing us with the count in your party. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this fantastic event.