The Adirondack Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is not only one of the oldest chapters, but rich with history dating back to the origins of ACBS.

The Adirondack Chapter is based in upstate New York, with coverage from the Lake George and Capital District regions through the Adirondack Park.  The chapter comprises of about 250 members.  We host two rendezvous style shows each season; the Fulton Chain Rendezvous in Old Forge and the Lake George Rendezvous naturally at Lake George.

There are typically two workshops, spring and fall, which are often hosted at local boat restoration shops or boat builders.  In addition to workshops, we also have fun events like Poker Runs and outings to different locations in the area.

Chapter board meetings are held throughout the year and all members are welcome to attend and participate.

An annual board meeting and dinner is in October and features a silent auction that raises funds for chapter events.  When possible, the chapter subsidizes the cost of meals at shows and the annual dinner.

The Fourth Watch is our newsletter that is published approximately four times a year.
The Adirondack Chapter website  offers you more details about this chapter.


Upcoming Events


Chapter News

Lake Champlain Chapter Boat Show at the Burlington VT Boathouse

The Show is today, Saturday, July 28th 10 am to 4 pm Comitti and Michael Turner will show a Portofino  25 Mahogany runabout …           and a Venezia 34 Elegance twin engine runabout – a fiberglass hull topped with a fully constructed mahogany deck. Both truly beautiful classic style boats built in…

Adirondack Chapter Announcement

This announcement is for Adirondack Chapter members and anyone else who might be in the Lake George area. Thanks to Ed Scheiber for sending the following message: Greetings all, Just want to remind everyone that our next gathering will be this coming Wednesday (the 18th) afternoon (6 PM).  This time we are meeting at The…

Where are you boating this weekend?

How are you spending your weekend? There are nine events this weekend alone on the ACBS Events Calendar. These events are held for so many reasons: attending them is always a great way to continue the relationships that are built around our passion for classic boating some events are money raisers to support Chapter activities…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.19.18

A classic launch in style, MaryEllen is actually in the Contemporary Age Classification. She was home-built in 2008, she is 26 ft long and powered with a Honda BF90 engine.  MaryEllen is owned by George and Mary Lindquist, members of the Michigan Chapter. The Contemporary Age Classification includes any WOODEN boat built within the most…

Adirondack is featured ACBS Chapter of the Week

The Adirondack Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is not only one of the oldest chapters, but rich with history dating back to the origins of ACBS. The Adirondack Chapter is based in upstate New York, with coverage from the Lake George and Capital District regions through the Adirondack Park.  The chapter comprises of…

Passion for Old Boats may be Addictive and Contagious

Story and photos by Paul Scorza     My wife (and kids) think I am nuts.  My “fleet” ranges from 10-14 boats depending on when you catch me.  I have loved boats since I was a little kid.  Attached is a pic of a 1960 Glasspar, owned by family friends, in 1969 with me riding in…