The Antique and Classic Boat Society is an international organization comprised of individual memberships.
It’s amazing how easily friendships are established long-distance through the exchange of pictures and information. Even more close ties are created when members meet in person at events. There is the common interest in everything related to old boats – and the fact that boat people are simply just nice and interesting.
The ACBS is also organized into chapters which have more local/regional focus. It is in the chapter activities where members feel the most connected. 86% of ACBS members also belong to at least one chapter.
Being an ACBS member is like an open invitation to participate in a variety of chapter events. The photo above of WAVES shows Heartland Classic members participating in a Mississippi Valley event on the Mississippi River near Quincy, Illinois. WAVES is a 1961 Higgins 18′ Mandalay owned by John and Carolynn Thompson. WAVES has also been seen on Priest Lake, ID (Inland Empire), the Bayou Teche (Southwest Chapter), maybe more, and of course, Heartland events in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
One chapter at a time will be featured on this website on Thursdays. But don’t wait to find out more about the chapters nearest you or that may be on the route of your next trip. Here are easy ways to find out what is going on in a chapter that interests you:
- Click on the Chapters tab in the top menu. An interactive map will appear. Each pin is a link to the dedicated chapter page, which in turn will link you to (if available) the chapter’s website, Facebook, and past news posts that include information from that chapter.
- Hover over the Chapters tab and click on “Chapter List with Locations” to see the chapter names and the state(s) /province(s) where they are located. Again, these are links to more information.
- At the top of the right-hand column on this news post page is a “Search Our Website” box where you can type the name of a chapter and everything on this website about that chapter will appear. ( if you are viewing on a Mobile Device, the search box is at the bottom of the news post.)