The Bayou Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is located in southern Louisiana with members living mainly in Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
Lugger, trawler, cruiser, runabout, skiff, museum built, bateau, pirogue or no boat at all … whatever your preference, the Bayou Chapter was created to enhance the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of all boats in the Gulf area.
Formed in January of 2007, the Bayou Chapter is a chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) and boasts close to 50 members in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Chapter members are very active in the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival and have other functions for members at a variety of destinations in the area.
The Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival truly is a festival with food, contests, and vendors galore. All kinds of working boats are featured throughout the waterfront. Bayou Chapter members will participate by providing judges for the boat show portion of the event which will be October 14 and 15.
The Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival will celebrate 28 years on the banks of the beautiful Tchefuncte River. Presented by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, this premier family event attracts over one hundred classic boats, hundreds of spectator boats, and wooden boat and music enthusiasts for this two-day celebration.
Come enjoy the great food, live music, activities in the Children’s Village, Arts and Crafts, Classic Car Cruise-In, and don’t miss the Quick’n Dirty Boat Building Contest on Sunday!
ACBS will have a membership booth at the Festival this year. Dan Gyoerkoe, ACBS Executive Director, will be there to greet and visit with the thousands of spectators. Will you meet him there?