Lymans on the St. Johns River

Report and photos by Gene Porter  As most readers already know, every March vintage boaters from around the country respond to the lure of the Sunnyland Chapter’s annual boat show in Tavares Florida as though it were a genetic mating ritual.  One hardy subset of this migration travels by boat; up the historic St. Johns…

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Northern California/Lake Tahoe is ACBS Weekly Featured Chapter

The second largest Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is named the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter. Members of the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter like to socialize with or without their boats.  Their first chapter event of the year is a Spring Fling – this year it was at Cambria, CA with tours of…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.17.18

Ain’t She Sweet is a 1960 Chris Craft 17′ Sportsman who is at home on Lake Tahoe, CA.  She is owned by Erin John and Jacquie Barker.  Ain’t She Sweet  is powered with a General Motors 283.   Dick and Kristen Winn own and play with this 1959 Glaspar G-3.  Aptly named, G Whiz is just 14 feet long.…

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Installment 4 of the Chris Smith Stories

Introduction to this video was written by Shannon Knight for the Boat the Blue website. Christopher Smith, lone survivor of the 3rd Generation of the Chris-Craft boat building family, shares more stories with us! This fourth installment includes an exciting tale of 12 year old Christopher Smith piloting a 60-foot yacht all by himself through…

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How to Use Valuable Photos as Restoration Guidelines

A Benefit For Members Only: The Terbrueggen Photographic Collection The Terbrueggen Photographic Collection represents the work of Joel Terbrueggen of Cincinnati, Ohio, who was a surveyor and restorer for many years. Mr. Terbrueggen is a native of Lake St. Clair, Michigan and has spent nearly 60 years working with wood boats! He helped establish the…

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Opportunity for Retro

A huge auction is scheduled for April 20th and 21st.  You may participate in person or online.   Mahogany Outfitters is the source of the interesting and valuable items offered through Hahn Auctioneers.  Click here for the complete Auction Flyer.  If you can’t be there in person, online bidding is available at proxibid. Now, a bit…

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