Barbara Dianne

Steven and Barbara Dewire, Blue Ridge Chapter 1966 20’ Century Arabian, Barbara Dianne, with a 1966 390 Ford Interceptor (285 hp, 8 cyl) engine. Named for my wife of 44 years, this boat is one of 44 made in 1966. The initial restoration was completed in 1985 by a previous owner. He installed the mahogany…

Sitting Pretty

By Edgar D. McKean, III, ACBS Member Having grown up in Pittsburgh, PA, I was not exposed to classic wood boats as a youngster. My exposure began at Keewaydin Camp, a wilderness summer camp on an island in Lake Temagami in northern Ontario. Sprinkled about Temagami were a handful of classics which caught my attention,…

Falling for the Adirondacks

Wine Country Classic Boat Chapter – 2022 Fall Trip Written/Submitted by: Dave Bornholdt, Wine Country Classic Boat Chapter Photo credits:  Kent O. Smith JR (KAOS Imagery) and floatographer John “Kadi-Camera-mik” along with other assorted shots from Pam Gratzer and Dave Bornholdt. Members from the Wine Country Classic Boat (WCCB) Chapter of ACBS based in Hammondsport,…

Loon Magic

by Tom & Diane Emling, Water Wonderland chapter Our Gar Wood Speedster Loon Magic is a 2001 exact re-creation of the original 1935 gentleman’s racer. Loon Magic comes to current owners and ACBS Water Wonderland chapter members Tom and Diane Emling – filled with lots family stories, fond remembrances, and a fascinating folklore of growing…