July 7, 2003
Antique & Classic Boat Society was founding in 1975 on the shores
of Lake George, New York, The organization has has grown into the
largest society in the world dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment
of historic, antique and classic boats. The
ACBS is dedicated to bringing people with this common interest together
to share fellowship, information, experiences and ideas. The membership
includes "THE RUDDER"
on a bimonthly basis. A great source of information.
& Classic Boat Society
the 43 chapters in the International Antique and Classic Boat Society,
the Adirondack Chapter is one of
the most active. Over 200 members, owning and using in excess of
200 boats of various age, classification, and state of restoration, have
the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of boating-related activities
throughout the year. These activities are created and run by a dedicated
group of volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors as well as a number
of committees devoted to workshops, boatshows, special events, annual dinner
meetings, the Ship's Store, etc. The membership includes their newsletter
FOURTH WATCH" is published quarterly.
Finger Lakes Chapter is now online. They also have a newsletter "BRIGHTWORK"
which is full of information and list of boats for sale.
Northwest Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society has a wonderful
web site including great pictures, classified ads and other useful links.
The Pacific Northwest Chapter, founded in 1980, is one of the largest and
most active in the ACBS. Online since 1995, our chapter's site was one
of the earliest classic boating sites on the web. Today, our web site continues
our tradition as the preeminent online resource for classic boats. One
of their members, Pat Ford, a wooden boat
restorer, has done a outstanding job programming their site, as well as
the ACBS Headquarters Web Page. Their newsletter "PROP
WASH" is the best of all the newsletters, includes discussion group.
Wonderland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society's has a
web site. The Chapter is a great avenue for people with a common interest
to get together to share information, experiences, "stories", and boating
fun. Their club was founded in the Traverse City area in 1987, and has
grown to include members from South Haven, which is bordered by the beautiful
shores of Lake Michigan, to Les Cheneaux, which is nestled in the northern
tip of Lake Huron. The
Water Wonderland chapter also has a publication called the Waterline. The
award-winning publication includes articles on similar topics as the Rudder,
but the articles are from their very own members. Our chapter has many
knowledgeable restorers, who are helpful and willing to share their experiences.
They have included a few articles on the web site for your viewing! Just
click on the Waterline picture. I hope you enjoy looking through
their web site. If you would like to become member of the Water Wonderland
Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, please
click here to go to the application form page, print it out, fill it
in, mail it, and look forward to good times ahead!
Toronto Chapter has a wonderful new and fresh website. They have
really outdont them selves on this one. Includes photo album, archives
and much more. Visit just for the experiance.
Clear Lake Chapter of the ACBS is based in Eastern and Central Iowa--
with its home-base boat show & rendezvous at Clear Lake, Iowa
in mid-July. Although the specific number of members varies all have
boats that qualify under the criteria of the ACBS. They produce
a nice newsletter-- The Rooster Tail.
Classic Boat Club began in Oklahoma City in January 1993 among a handful
of friends who shared a love for old boats. Over the next five ears,
the club enlisted members from a five-state area, which we refer to as
the Heartland of America. This area includes Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas,
Oklahoma and North Texas. Their growing club hosts an annual in-water show
each year as well as several rendezvous, outings, swap meets, cookouts
and other related actives. Their newsletter Mahogany
& Chrome is on line with several back copies published for your
Speltz Land Of Lakes Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society
is now on the World Wide Web. Thier web site features current
information on the 24th Annual Rendezvous at Red Wing in August,
the 1999 ACBS National Meeting in September also at Red Wing. Congratulations
to the BoatHouse! Voted Best Newsletter in the ACBS at the 1999 Annual
Meeting. The BoatHouse is published bi-monthly on the even months
(Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.) . This web site is one of the most
extenive site on line.
Tidewater Chapter of the ACBS sponsors a variety of boat shows
throughout the boating season, organizes member get-togethers so fellow
boat owners or prospective boat owners can share experiences, and
generally provides a comfortable environment to in which to explore old
boats. For membership information contact: Bart
or Chandi Singer Vice Presidents in Charge of Membership, Tidewater
The Indiana Chapter of the Antique
and Classic Boat Society, Inc. began as an impromptu collaboration of two
friends, Mike Boone and Russ Smith, who loved and restored antique wooden
boats. After attending the Buckeye Lake, OH wooden boat show in 1981, Mike
began planning his first wooden boat show. He enlisted the aid of his friend,
Russ Smith, and together, they held their first antique boat show.
The website has much to offer.