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Hudson River Maritime Museum Acquires Solar Boat

Plans expansion of lighthouse tours, school field trips, charters, & more KINGSTON, NY. The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the purchase of a 100% solar powered 44 foot tour boat the Solar Sal. Built by the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s restoration crew under the direction of Jim Kricker, this vessel is the…

Ode to Little Joe

By Richard Shorney, photos by the Shorney Family This story is about “Little Joe”, a somewhat lost, 10 1/2 foot step plane race boat originally manufactured by the Brooks Boat Company in the United States of America. Little Joe is a vintage step plane originally designed and manufactured as a “kit boat” that one could…

1973 Lyman Biscayne Restoration-Modifcation

By James Sanders, member of the Michigan chapter. I purchased this boat in 2003 after riding in a similar boat in some very rough water. At that time I owned a 31’ Chris Craft Commander and a few wood Chris’s prior to that. The first summer we used the boat primarily in the Algonac area…

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Since its founding in 1975 on the shores of Lake George, New York, The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS) has grown into the largest society in the world dedicated to the enjoyment of classic boats. We embrace all styles of classic wood, fiberglass and metal boats.

ACBS is the organization members count on to connect with resources essential to their passion for classic boats. The ACBS website, email newsletters, and Rudder magazine provide relevant news coverage of our community – local chapters, classic boats, shops, shows, and other events. ACBS membership means valuable discounts on classic boat insurance, services, rental cars, and more. It means access to exclusive how-to videos, workshops, and a fully searchable database of ACBS members, boats, and engines. Perhaps most valuable of all, membership means a connection to a community of people who share your passion for classic boats.