Duces Wild

By Dave Kucko, Blue Ridge Chapter Duces Wild is a one-family owned boat since new and is one of about six twin outboard 18-foot Lymans known to still exist. Lyman’s records are unclear on how many twin outboards were built through the years but it was pretty minimal compared to the high volume output of…

Laura Grace

By John Loucks, Manotick Chapter Laura Grace is a 1951 Shepherd Utility built at Niagara On The Lake, Ontario. Her license, 4D3, is original indicating that she was the third boat to be licensed at Coaticook, Quebec. She still carries these original numbers. I have had no success in finding the original owners. However, I…

Sunnyland Boat Festival

The 41st Annual Sunnyland Boat Festival (March 25th, 26th and 27th) is just 104 days away and planning is full steam ahead. We have two important messages to share with you. The first is that our registration will open on January 10th, 2022, so please check our website at https://acbs-sunnyland.org for the latest information. The…

Old’s Cool

Steve Benz, New England Chapter One evening in the summer of 2020, Cheryl and I were sitting on our deck looking out over Lake Opechee, NH and our neighbor waved to us from his 1953 Lyman runabout. She turned to me and said “You should build us a wooden boat”. Why not, since we had…

SML Chapter Annual Fall Workshop

The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their annual fall workshop at the home of Alan and Jean Frederick. 32 members were in attendance. Special guest Gary Lowell, owner of Lowell Boats in Greensboro, NC, shared key points of varnishing wooden boats. He also shared what he looks for when…

ACBS selects new Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that the position of ACBS Executive Director has been filled. On Friday October 29, 2021, Lora Nadolski Hanson accepted our offer to become our new Executive Director. The Board had the great pleasure to have Lora attend the Fall Budget and Planning meeting this past weekend. She will be starting…