Aug
4
Fri
2017
12th Annual Madison Area Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Christy's Landing
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day

Madison, Wisconsin will be the scene of the 12th Annual Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show.

After launching at Christy’s Landing, boats will cruise by the State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus.  Llunch at the newly renovated Edgewater Hotel.

Work your way back through the Madison lakes for an authentic fish boil dinner in the sand.

Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter hosts the public show on Saturday.

Contact Mark Walters (608) 770-4439 waltswoody@charter.net; Andy McMormick (608) 222-0018 andy@mccormicklumber.com; or Rich Lepping (608)235-1707 richardlepping@gmail.com.  See website: www.glacbs.org for details and registration.

Aug
12
Sat
2017
27th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival @ Door County Maritime Museum
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

The Door County Maritime Museum’s 27th Annual Classic and Wooden Boat Festival will take place on August 12 and 13, 2017 in downtown Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin capping off the city’s Maritime Week celebration. 

The annual event offers a pre-event for registered boaters on Friday August 11th- the 10 mile “Bay to Lake Lighthouse Cruise” featuring lunch at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club and a reception in the museum at day’s end.  Saturday brings boats on display, an adjacent street festival- “Maritime on Madison”, kids’ activities, an evening of fireworks, and the best freshly-caught whitefish sandwiches in Wisconsin.  The festival also includes an entertaining Sikaflex Challenge boatbuilding contest and race.  The two-person teams build their boats on Saturday and race on Sunday.  Some even finish the course.  Check the Festival website for complete information: www.doorcountyclassicboatfestival.com.

Aug
19
Sat
2017
13th Annual Pewaukee Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Lakefront Park
Aug 19 all-day

Glacier Lakes Chapter of ACBS hosts the 13th Annual Pewaukee Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show.

Vintage cars will also be on display. The show is at Lakefront Park in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Contact: Wil Vidal 262-695-2994 or  wvidaljr@wi.rr.com.

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 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.