Winter Boat Show Season!

This week really kicks off the winter boat show season, where now through April, at regional event centers and fairgrounds across North America the latest models of watercraft are on display for you to check out and buy. They’ll be showing everything from PWCs, fishing boats, pontoons, and wake boats, up to large cruisiers and…

Muskoka Stories

By Chris Bullen, Toronto Chapter  I’m inviting ACBS members to join us in March for a great new series on wooden boats. Last summer, the Muskoka Steamship and Discovery Centre gathered some volunteers, including ACBS Toronto Chapter members, each with a helpful skill to go around the Muskoka Lakes to film the unique boats in…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 7.20.21

Leading the Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats this week is a 1966 Larson 166 All American with 110hp Mercruiser. Her name is Ei8ht Again! because my parents bought it new when I was 8 years old in Independence, Missouri. We’ve owned the boat its entire life. The boat is all original and we relaunched her…

Loonacy

By John Trainer member of the Toronto chapter I have had a lifelong interest in classic boats. This reflects the fact that my summers have been spent on the Muskoka Lakes where some of the finest wooden boats in North America were built, and still ply the waters today. I grew up around two launches…

Throwback Summer

by Whit Conrad member of the Toronto chapter  I’ve always loved boats-wooden boats. They take me back: sailing on Orchard Lake, waterskiing on Pine Lake, watching movies of my father winning races in his hydroplanes he built of wood himself and watching the Silver Cup unlimited hydroplane races on the Detroit River in the 1950’s.…

Made to Last

By Graeme Hoatson Beattie member of the Toronto chapter Recently I saw a post on the Facebook page “Vintage Toronto” that caught my attention. It was a picture of an antique launch used by the then Toronto Life Saving and Police Patrol Service, a department of the Toronto Harbour Commissioners established in 1921. I was…