Sep
3
Sun
2017
2017 Pre-Events Day 1 @ Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Sep 3 all-day
2017 Pre-Events Day 1 @ Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI | Green Bay | Wisconsin | United States

Sunday at Lambeau Field DAY 1-SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 Green Bay

Wisconsin…. home to beer, cheese, sausage and of course, the Green Bay Packers!!  On Sunday September 3rd, start your visit to Wisconsin with a tour of Lambeau Field home of the Green Bay Packers. Learn about the incredible history of the Green Bay Packers, feel the indomitable spirit and impassioned energy that makes the Packers and Lambeau field so endearing.  You will experience a visit on the field, go inside a locker room, visit a private suite, walk through the player’s tunnel, and tour the Packers Hall of Fame.

Tours will be conducted at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Each tour will be approximately two hours. There is space in the stadium parking lot for your tow vehicle and boat. There will be opportunity to have your boat’s picture taken in front of Lambeau Field.  Definitely a unique photo opportunity!  Sunday night dinner is your choice.  There is a restaurant at Lambeau Field, 1919 Kitchen & Tap.  Also, there are other nearby restaurants in Green Bay or wait until you arrive in Oshkosh.  There are restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

After Lambeau Field we’ll take a short drive south to Oshkosh to get ready for some serious boating. 

Hotel accommodations for Sunday and Monday night are at the Best Western Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center.  The hotel has a Ground Round restaurant for those who are wanting dinner or a beverage.  There is parking for vehicles and boats across the street from the convention center. 

  • Best Western Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center-$99.99/night
    1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh WI 54901
    1-920-230-1900     1-855-230-1900
    Mention “Glacier Lakes” to reserve room
  • www.oshkoshwaterfronthotel.com 

The hotel is on the river with many first come first serve municipal docks in front, we do have the ability to leave some boats in the water Sunday thru Monday.

Sep
4
Mon
2017
2017 Pre-Events Day 2 @ Fox River, Oshkosh to Winneconne
Sep 4 all-day
2017 Pre-Events Day 2 @ Fox River, Oshkosh to Winneconne | Oshkosh | Wisconsin | United States

The 2017 ACBS Pre-Event Cruise starts here.

DAY 2-MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 OSHKOSH

Get some breakfast (Ground Round restaurant at the hotel or nearby restaurant), then we’ll launch the boats early in the morning from Rainbow Park on the Fox River.  The park is a short drive from the hotel, on the “other side of the river”.  There is a large parking lot for vehicles and trailers.

There are municipal docks (first come, first serve) in front of the hotel.

Enjoy your Labor Day cruising the waters of the Fox River Valley in Oshkosh, a fun and exciting river town with lots of natural resources and boating history.  The city of Oshkosh, named for Menomonie Indian Chief Oshkosh, first was established as a fur trading center.  The fur trade was quickly diminished by the lumber industry.  The navigable waterways provided easy access for lumber companies to get their products to the markets.  Oshkosh was known as the “Sawdust Capital of the World”. 

Of course, there are a few breweries in town, too.  Around 1900 Oshkosh was home of the Oshkosh Brewing Company. Its Chief Oshkosh beer became a nationally distributed beer.  They coined the marketing slogan “By Gosh It’s Good.”  That’s what you’ll be saying as you cruise the waterways of the Fox River Valley and other lakes in the Wolf River Valley.  Explore the waters where Dunphy Boat Corp built runabouts from 1940 to 1965.  Enjoy the scenery with a box lunch while participating in a fun Poker Run that will guide you through some of the interesting sights of the waterways. We’ll have organized stops along the way for fuel, rest stop and poker card stop.

In the evening, we will meet Fox River Brewing restaurant to exchange stories of boating adventures over a buffet style dinner.  We’ll have awards for the best poker hand.  The restaurant has many docks out in front, participants are encouraged to drive their boats from the hotel to dinner.  Back to the hotel to rest-up for the next adventure!

  • Best Western Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center-$99.99/night
    1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh WI 54901
    1-920-230-1900     1-855-230-1900
    Mention “Glacier Lakes” to reserve room
  • www.oshkoshwaterfronthotel.com 

The hotel is on the river with many first come first serve municipal docks in front, we do have the ability to leave some boats in the water Sunday thru Monday.

Sep
5
Tue
2017
2017 Pre-Events Day 3 Madison Lakes Cruise @ Madison Lakes Cruise
Sep 5 all-day
2017 Pre-Events Day 3 Madison Lakes Cruise @ Madison Lakes Cruise | Madison | Wisconsin | United States

Tuesday is the day to cruise the Madison Lakes.

DAY 3-TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 MADISON

The home of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Wisconsin Badgers, and the Yahara Lake Chain.  The Yahara lake chain bisects the capital City of Madison and provides many miles of waterways.

We’ll start early with boat launching at 9 a.m. on Lake Waubesa.   We’ll gather at Christy’s Landing on Lake Waubesa where we’ll have coffee, juice and danishes available.  Then we’ll begin a spectacular boating excursion through Madison’s Yahara Lake Chain. ACBS members will cruise on three connected lakes (Waubesa, Monona, and Mendota) via a guided water tour that includes viewing some of Madison’s spectacular sites. Whether it is seeing the Madison skyline, cruising past the Wisconsin State Capitol, or enjoying a beverage at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Terrace, skippers and their crew will enjoy a full day on the water.

The tour includes passing through a unique lock system that lifts the boats to one of Wisconsin’s largest lakes. The lunch stop will be at UW Union Terrace-Sunset Deck/Tripp Commons Deck.  After lunch, we’ll take a break from boating, with tours of the UW venue (Porter Boathouse home of the UW rowing teams, Camp Randall Stadium), and Governor’s mansion.   

The day-long event culminates where we started at Christy’s Landing with its Tiki Bar and outdoor dining.  On the menu for dinner is Barbeque.   

Tuesday night hotel accommodations are at either the Country Inn or AmericInn, approximately 6 miles from Christy’s and the nearby boat launch.  Parking is available at both hotels.  Bright and early Wednesday morning we head east to the City of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan for more boating.

Mention “ACBS International Boat Show” to reserve room at either Madison hotel

Sep
6
Wed
2017
2017 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Racine Civic Centre & ReefPoint Marina
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
2017 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Racine Civic Centre & ReefPoint Marina | Racine | Wisconsin | United States

The 2017 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show will be in Racine, Wisconsin, September 6-9.

Glacier Lakes Chapter will be the host chapter.  Their pre-events will begin in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.  The International Boat Show itself will be at Reef Point Marina.

Lodging for 2017 Annual Meeting and Boat Show @ Racine Harbourwalk Hotel & Architect Hotel
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk

223 Gas Light Cir, Racine, WI 53403                              (262) 632-7777

(Do NOT press 1 for reservations! Simply stay on the line.)

Rooms held for “Antique and Classic Boat Society” at $149, $169, or $269/night+tx  prior to August 8, 2017

This hotel is within walking distance to Marina, Meetings, and all evening events.

Parking Ramp is adjacent.

 

Racine Architect Hotel by Marriott

7111 Washington Ave, Racine, WI 53406             call (262) 886-6100

reserve room online at The Antique & Classic Boat Society Inc.

Rooms for “Antique and Classic Boat Society” at $109 / night+tx prior to August 15, 2017

Newly renovated and gorgeous, this hotel is just 5.7 miles from the Boat Show Marina and ACBS events.

 

2017 Pre-Events Day 4 Milwaukee River Cruise @ Milwaukee River Cruise
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
2017 Pre-Events Day 4 Milwaukee River Cruise @ Milwaukee River Cruise | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Pre-Events final big cruise on the Milwaukee River.

DAY 4-WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 THE MILWAUKEE RIVER 

The area along Lake Michigan near Milwaukee was once a vast and fertile wetland.  The Native Americans living in the area called this place “Milwaukee”; “The Place Where Waters Come Together”.  Here three rivers, Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic flow into Lake Michigan. The wetlands are gone, replaced by a working port and bustling community activity area. 

After launching our boats from McKinley Marina, we will travel across the protected harbor gathering at the lagoon in sight of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Calatrava – Burke Brise Soleil.  We’ll explore the inner harbor of Milwaukee via a guided water tour.  What once were industrial arteries and buildings are now gentrified into fashionable condominiums, restaurants, and pubs.  

Test your powers of observation with a Scavenger Hunt.  See if you can find the landmarks.  Prizes will be awarded for those with the most correct answers.    A box lunch is included. 

When done with the cruise in the afternoon we’ll haul out the boats and head south to Racine to the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Annual Meeting and International Boat Show.

Pre-Events were sponsored by the Glacier Lakes Chapter of ACBS.

2017 Annual Meeting Welcome @ Racine Civic Centre
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017 Annual Meeting Welcome @ Racine Civic Centre | Racine | Wisconsin | United States

Wednesday, Sept. 6   WELCOME to the 2017 Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Annual Event!

        8:00 am – 6:00 pm    Registration Area Open:   at Reefpoint Marina

                                                Get your Registration Bag, Deposit Auction Items

        6:00 pm     Reefpoint Brew House: Meet and Greet Caribbean Welcome Party

Hey Mon!  Been driving long?  Trailering a boat?  Or maybe you’ve been exploring the rivers of Milwaukee and are ready to kick back!  Whatever you’ve been doing, you and your family are invited to the Caribbean Welcome Party.  A VERY short walk from the hotel at Reefpoint Marina, the Reefpoint Brew House is ready to welcome you and help you relax!  Enjoy Caribbean and Jamaican food (ribs, tacos, jambalaya, jerk chicken and LOTS MORE!).  Sip a cold beer, soda or rum drink on the deck!  Catch up with old friends and meet some new ones while enjoying the sounds of the steel drum band, Tropixplosion.  All this while overlooking the marina and “show central!”  So, put on your Caribbean-styled shirt, a pair of your favorite shorts and leave the stress of driving behind!  The festivities begin at 6 pm and end when the last person stops dancing! 

Sep
7
Thu
2017
2017 Annual ACBS Roundtable and Meeting @ Racine Civic Centre
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
2017 Annual ACBS Roundtable and Meeting @ Racine Civic Centre | Racine | Wisconsin | United States

Thursday, Sept. 7       ACBS Annual Meeting Day – be part of the “organization” of this Society

        8:00 am – 5:00 pm    Registration Area Open:   at Reefpoint Marina

                                                Pick-up your Registration Bag, Deposit Auction Items

        8:00 am      Chapter Roundtable – Festival Hall, Racine Civic Center, “What’s in it for you?”

                         Always the opportunity to learn and share questions and suggestions pertaining to chapter functions, membership values, and communication.

                         The main topic will include hands-on use of the ACBS website and database. You will practice making it useful to individuals and chapters. Two chapters will demonstrate the features of their websites and tell how their chapter sites were built.

10:00 am     ACBS Annual Meeting         – Festival Hall, Racine Civic Center, John Howard presiding

                        ALL members are welcome.  Every chapter president has a vote.

                        You will see and hear a report from each ACBS officer and committee chair. Sounds boring? No, really, they are quite interesting and informative about how things are accomplished in this big organization.  There will be lively discussions and votes taken on decisions.

12:00 pm     Lunch

  1:00 pm     Continuation of Annual Meeting

  2:00 PM      Take a 2-hour guided tour of the City of Racine, spend an hour at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed S.C. Johnson headquarters and end with a Kringle stop – a great way to be introduced to the city and spot points of interest for future excursions.

Sep
8
Fri
2017
2017 International Boat Show Judging Day @ Reef Point Marina
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2017 International Boat Show Judging Day @ Reef Point Marina | Racine | Wisconsin | United States

The 2017 Antique and Classic International Boat Show officially begins.

Friday, Sept. 8   Boat Judging, Symposiums, Auction, and more . . .

        8:00 am – 5:00 pm    Registration Area & Ship’s Store: at Reefpoint Marina

  8:00 am      Boat Judging begins.  Docks and land displays open to the public all day.

10:00 am –4:00 pm    Symposiums – complete schedule will be in registration bag.  Topics might include “building a boat from a kit process”, “becoming a judge”, “fiberglassing”, “stains”, “engines”, “transom painting”, etc.

  1:00 am – 4:00 pm    BRP/Evinrude Factory tour –just 15 minutes from show site (30 min. tours)

2017 Annual Symposiums @ Reef Point Marina
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – Sep 9 @ 1:45 pm

The Annual ACBS Meeting and International Boat Show will include two days of Symposiums on Friday and Saturday, September 8 & 9 in Racine Wisconsin.

Many presentations will be in the Reef Point Brew House at the Marina and others will be in a tent on the Reefpoint Marina grounds.  Here is the schedule:

2017 ACBS INTERNATIONAL SHOW SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 – REEFPOINT BANQUET ROOM
TIME TITLE DURATION SPEAKER
9:00 – 10:00am  Building the Glen L. Torpedo from Plans 1 Hour Roberta Hegy
10:00 -12:00pm Staining – Varnishing Techniques 2 Hours Mary Richter
12:00 – 1:00pm The Evinrude Story 1 Hour Dennis Evinrude
1:00 – 2:00pm The Racine Heritage Museum 1 Hour Steve Wheeler
2:00 – 3:00pm The Great Lake Shipwreck Archeology 1 Hour Kimm Stabelfeldt
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 – TENT (ON SITE)
TIME TITLE DURATION SPEAKER
12:00 – 1:00pm Transom Painting 1 Hour Judi Welch
1:00 – 3:30pm Wood Boat Restoration Refinishing 2 ½ Hours Lars & Olivia Bergersen
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – TENT (ON SITE)
TIME TITLE DURATION SPEAKER
9:00 – 11:00am Fiberglass Restoration 2 Hours Scott McInnes  
Scott Bruesewitz
11:00 – 1:00pm Engine Disassemble & Assembly 2 Hours Ted Cartner
1:00 – 1:45pm Transmission Adjustments 45 Minutes Ted Cartner
Sep
9
Sat
2017
2017 International ACBS Boat Show @ Reefpoint Marina
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The final Boat Show Day with time to visit all of the vendors and the “Field of Dreams”, too

Saturday, Sept. 9        Boat Show Continues and Celebration Banquet for All

8:00 am – 4:00 pm    Registration Area & Ship’s Store: at Reefpoint Marina

8:00 am – 4:00 pm    Boat Show – Docks and land displays open to the public until 4:00 pm.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm    Symposiums continue – complete schedule will be in registration bag.

6:30 pm     ACBS Annual Celebration Banquet – Memorial Hall

6:30     Boat Show Trophies presented. All boat show participants welcome.

7:15     Dinner served – Reservation on registration form required.

  • ACBS Awards presented
  • Invitation to the 2018 ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show
  • Transfer of Leadership
Nov
4
Sat
2017
ACBS Board of Directors Planning Meeting @ Radisson Chicago O'Hare
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day
ACBS Board of Directors Planning Meeting @ Radisson Chicago O'Hare | Des Plaines | Illinois | United States

Chicago is the gathering place for the 2018 ACBS Board of Directors first Quarterly Meeting.

The proposed annual budgets will be presented for approval.  All Committee Chairs will report both achievements of the 2017 year, and more importantly, plans and challenges for the upcoming year.

All ACBS members are invited to attend.  Every Chapter President has a vote at the Board Meetings.

  • Basic Agenda:
    • Friday, Nov. 3, 2017        3:00 pm Executive Committee          6:00 pm   optional Chicago Steakhouse dinner
    • Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017   8:00 am  Breakfast, 9:00 am Meeting,   6:00 Chicago Pizza dinner
    • Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017     8:00 am Breakfast   9:00 am Meeting,   noon  adjournment
  • Lodging – Attendees must make their own lodging reservations
    • Radisson Chicago O’Hare, 1450 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL   847-296-8866
    • Room block at group rate of $114+tx is for Antique & Classic Boat Society

 

Mar
22
Thu
2018
ACBS 2018 Winter Board of Directors Meeting @ Wooten Park
Mar 22 all-day

Save the date for the ACBS Winter Board of Directors Meeting.  Details coming soon.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Blue Water Convention Center
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day
2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Blue Water Convention Center | Port Huron | Michigan | United States

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show is scheduled for Sept. 12-15.

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show will be held at Port Huron, Michigan.

Port Huron will shine as a first class host for the boat show and the annual meeting activities. The newly opened Blue Water Convention Center will be the meeting venue and the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel will house guests comfortably and affordably in over 225 rooms. Both facilities have beautiful views of the Blue Water Bridge and St. Clair River. The River Street Marina, within walking distance of downtown restaurants and located on the Black River, will be providing protected docking facilities for over 100 boats. The Black River flows into the St. Clair River which connects Lake Huron to Lake St. Clair – setting the perfect stage for three days of enjoyable boating and pre-events.