July 4th Morning Cruise driven by Family’s love for lake, antique boats, and America

By Jerry Hale Once again this July 4th, the Quinn family of Morningwood in Franklin County, Virginia, will celebrate the anniversary of America’s birth with an early morning antique boat cruise from B25 to Hales Ford Bridge and back on Smith Mountain Lake.  This is the fourth year their 1940 Chris Craft 23′ Barrel Back…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.26.18

Just A Dream is a 1957 Century Resorter with a 1965 Interceptor 289.  Steve and Cynthia Shaltry own Just A Dream.  They are members of the Indian Lake Chapter of ACBS. Steve has written in their membership file, “Original purchase 7/20/1957 to Dr. O’Connor of Buffalo, New York. I purchased the boat through Antique Boat Center…

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Look for RATIS at the 2018 ACBS International Boat Show

The 2018 ACBS International Boat Show in September will include many stunning vintage cruisers.  Port Huron, Michigan, is located on the protected shores of the St. Clair River which opens to Lake Huron. Cruisers are at home on the big water which flows under the spectacular Blue Water Bridge.  Every boat has its own unique…

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The Classic Conversations Continue

Are you going to the 2018 ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show? Bring along the stories about your boat(s) and your boating experiences. And be prepared to listen and enjoy as others are shared. There will be “old masters”, current restorers, contemporary boat builders, and fellow members all participating in Classic Conversations. The Boat…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.19.18

A classic launch in style, MaryEllen is actually in the Contemporary Age Classification. She was home-built in 2008, she is 26 ft long and powered with a Honda BF90 engine.  MaryEllen is owned by George and Mary Lindquist, members of the Michigan Chapter. The Contemporary Age Classification includes any WOODEN boat built within the most…

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