From ACBS Headquarters

Photos by Aaron Hanson

It was a big weekend in Clayton last Saturday and Sunday! Our friends down the street at the Antique Boat Museum were hosting their 58th Annual Boat Show and Auction. The weather was hot and the boats and motors on display were even hotter! ABM knows how to host a show and fill their campus.

The boats at the dock and on land were top notch, and ranged from historic canoes and skiffs, to antique launches and cruisers, to awesome classic utilities and ski boats, and lots of outboard motors. The varnish shined, the fiberglass was waxed, and the chrome was polished! The judges certainly had their work cut out for them with the boats that showed up.

Congratulations to the BEST OF SHOW winners: 

Blair Cook Memorial Small Craft of the Year – Preserved: Slipper – Richard & Wendy Fetridge – 1920 Kennebec
Best of Show – Preserved Power:  Liquid Asset – ACBS International Board Member, Ed Andrews – 1951 Chris Craft
Best of Show – Restored Power:  Tolka – Lee Anderson – 1928 Graham Bell Labs
Queen of the River: Slipper – Richard & Wendy Fetridge – 1920 Kennebec
Best on the River: Night Rider – McNally Family – 1910 Leyare

ABM does a great job of making it a whole weekend. Boat show participants had cruises on the St. Lawrence and dinners to attend. There were boats to row in the bay.  They also hosted presentations on all sorts of historic maritime topics in the theater and some (engine) lectures even took people back outside for demonstrations. Folks looking to buy a boat or a a part for their boat could also check out the auction and the nautical market. Kids attending the show could make a boat model, or even serve as a Hagerty Youth Judge!

We had the ACBS Headquarters open for the weekend, and greatly enjoyed having ACBS members stop in to say hello, renew their memberships, or purchase some of the goodies in the Ships Store.

Wonderful show ABM, and congratulations to all the winners!

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