1000 Islands ACBS Chapter Pre-events September 16-18

ACBS Annual Membership Meeting September 19

ACBS International Boat Show September 20-21

Boats will be displayed at:

Riveredge Resort Docks, Holland Street, Alexandria Bay, NY

and The A-Bay Village Docks, Upper James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY

Registration is open

As of 8/20/19 most of the events are sold out (scroll down below for more information). Please contact the ACBS office to register at 315 686-2628.

A very special Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2019 ACBS International Boat Show!

You may visit the sponsor websites by clicking on the Company Logo.

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Is your company interested in Sponsor Opportunities for the 2019 ACBS International Boat Show?

Sponsor Letter

The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

Host Hotels (room rates range from $145 to $170 at both hotels)

Riveredge Resort

Note: As of 3-13-19, the Riveredge Resort is sold out.
17 Holland Street
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315 482-9917

The Bonnie Castle Resort

Note: Rooms available for the week.
31 Holland Street
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315 482-4511

Other Options

Edgewood Resort

Note: Rooms available for the week.


Edgewood Park Road

Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

315 482 9923

Swan Bay Resort (RV Sites, Chalets, and Cottages – 15% discount for ACBS members)


43615 State Route 12

Alexandria Bay, NY 13607


Capt. Thomson’s Resort


45 James Street

Alexandria Bay, NY 13607


Complete lodging information for Alexandria Bay, NY is available through the local Chamber website, click here.

Complete lodging information for Clayton, NY is available through the local Chamber website, click here.

Rental Homes – Special Rates Available for ACBS Members

Private island on Millionaires Row, with pool (depending on weather and availability), hot tub, outdoor sauna (with stereo!), Home Theatre System, and the most spectacular views: Boldt Castle, Sunken Rock Lighthouse, other islands of Millionaires Row, ships passing by from all over the world! Sleeps 12 (I have once allowed 14).

Please contact Cynthia for more information and/or questions.
416 890-2721 or 315 775-8225

Lovely modern waterfront home with dock on a 3-acre property in a private inlet in a tranquil secure upscale private community on Wellesley Island. On the other side of Boldt Castle from the private island. Magnificent views from indoors or out. Only a 5-minute zip across the water to A. Bay! Accessible by car (across the scenic Thousand Islands Bridge) OR boat. Sleeps 4 – 8.

Please contact Cynthia for more information and/or questions.
416 890-2721 or 315 775-8225

We have a brand new, year round, vacation home for rent. It is available for the ACBS Boat Show. It is on the River with docking available. The website for it is www.thousandislandsrental.com

Brian Leech
315-783-9642 (cell)

Wake up on an island on the majestic St. Lawrence River and the 1000Islands in Clayton, NY.
Only minutes from downtown Clayton by boat and a lovely 30-minute boat ride to Alexandria Bay
Two Cottages available for rent. Parking and boat slip available.
Visit www.littleroundisland.com for more information or call 804-263-6222 and ask for Liz.

Seasonal cottages near Spicer Bay between Clayton and Alexandria Bay are available for rent the week of September 15-22, 2019. Each cottage has heat, a kitchen, private bath and double beds in separate bedrooms. Wi-Fi is included, no TVs. The property offers dock space and parking for vehicles and boat trailers. Grills, picnic tables and a fireplace make the ideal for outdoor gatherings. Renters provide their own linens. Picture are available on the Dockside Cottages Facebook page. Call 315-285-4584 for reservations or email info@docksidecottages.com.

ACBS Rates: $510 (1 bedroom), $595 (2 bedroom), $700 (3 bedrooms) per week. David Storandt, General Manager.

Event Descriptions (updated 8-13-19)

Monday, September 16th – Singer Castle on Dark Island – SOLD OUT

Group A (SOLD OUT) will depart around 9am and Group B (SOLD OUT) will depart around 10:30am from the Riveredge Resort. Enjoy a narrated boat ride on an Uncle Sam Tour Boat for the 12-mile journey downstream to one of the famous attractions in the Thousand Islands Region. Singer Castle is the only remaining/existing castle on the St. Lawrence River to be completed, fully furnished, and resided in during the heyday of the great builders and industrialists in New York. The Castle remained in the possession of the original owners, the Bourne family, from its construction in 1905 until the mid-1960’s. Frederick Bourne was the fifth President of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, which is where the name “Singer Castle” came from.

The trip from Singer Castle (Dark Island) will include a narrated boat ride with box lunch and a stop at Boldt Castle on Heart Island located in the river across from the Village of Alexandria Bay. Uncle Sam Boat Tours operates a boat shuttle from Heart Island to Alex Bay. Take your time at Boldt Castle and return to Alex Bay when you are ready.

Tuesday, September 17th – Wellesley Island Cruise – SOLD OUT

Boats will depart from the Riveredge Resort in groups of 6 with a guide boat following the Captain’s meeting at 8:30am. You will enjoy a guided cruise around Wellesley Island, one of the largest islands in the St. Lawrence River. Originally named Wells Island, the name was changed during an 1815 survey of the U.S.-Canada border by Captain William Fitzwilliam Owen to honor Sir Arthur Wellesley. This cruise will take around 3 hours.

The Captain’s ticket includes a custom designed book with charts and historical information and a box lunch. The Passenger ticket includes a box lunch. After a day of boating, join members of the Thousand Islands Chapter for a Welcome Reception from 5:30-7:30 at the Bonnie Castle Resort (cost $20 pp).

Wednesday, September 18th – Visit Clayton, NY, and the Antique Boat Museum – Cruise to Clayton and ACBS Welcome Reception are SOLD OUT

Free admission to the Antique Boat Museum will be given to all registered ACBS members which includes access to the off campus Doebler Storage Building. The Village of Clayton offers museums, shops, restaurants, winery and distillery tastings, and more. The Clayton Chamber of Commerce has organized a Fashion Show and Lunch at the Clayton Opera House. Enjoy a lite lunch while viewing a variety of ensembles and accessories presented by local businesses. Cash bar will be available. Doors open at 11am. Please visit the unique stores in Clayton!

The Antique Boat Museum will host the ACBS Welcome Reception from 5:30-8:00. Note: The Welcome Reception is SOLD OUT. Please allow the Antique Boat Museum to surprise and delight you as the host of the ACBS Annual Welcome Reception. We will have a variety of opportunities for attendees to explore the Museum and meet our Staff Team and Trustees. Enjoy swapping your favorite boating stories while taking in the views of the mighty St. Lawrence River from our 4.5-acre waterfront campus. Bask in the shine of the varnished mahogany that surrounds you while enjoying tastes of the 1000 Islands with libations and hors d’oeuvres. The Museum is honored and excited to share one of the most impressive collections of fresh water recreational boats in North America with our fellow boaters.

Thursday, September 19th – ACBS Roundtable and Annual Membership Meeting

The Chapter Roundtable is from 8:30-10:30. The Annual Membership Meeting is from 10:45-2:00.

Boat Show Judging will begin at 2:00pm (and conclude by 5pm on Friday).

Friday, September 20th – ACBS International Boat Show

The Boat Show is open from 9:00am-5:00pm

Boat Show Judging will conclude by 5pm.

The Annual Scholarship Auction at the Riveredge Resort is SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 21st – ACBS International Boat Show

The Boat Show is open from 9:00am-4:00pm.

The Boat Show Class Awards Breakfast will be held from 10:00am-11:00am at the Riveredge Resort. Enjoy a light continental breakfast during the presentation of the Platinum, Gold, and Silver Awards winners. Note: The Class Awards Breakfast is SOLD OUT.

The ACBS Symposium at 1:00pm will feature a presentation by Tony Mollica on the history of boat building in the Thousand Islands Region at the Cornwall Brother’s Museum.

The Awards Banquet will be held at Bonnie Castle Resort with cocktails at 6pm and dinner served at 7pm. Live music will available in the lounge after the awards program.