Falling for the Adirondacks

Wine Country Classic Boat Chapter – 2022 Fall Trip Written/Submitted by: Dave Bornholdt, Wine Country Classic Boat Chapter Photo credits:  Kent O. Smith JR (KAOS Imagery) and floatographer John “Kadi-Camera-mik” along with other assorted shots from Pam Gratzer and Dave Bornholdt. Members from the Wine Country Classic Boat (WCCB) Chapter of ACBS based in Hammondsport,…

The Trout Boat

By Ted Hall member of the Wine Country chapter My Great Grandfather, George W. Hall built approximately 40+ boats in the 1920’s and 30’s on Keuka Lake, in Branchport, NY. He and his wife, Carrie Campbell operated Campbell’s Beach with cottages for rent and George Hall “trout boats” for each cottage. Campbell’s Beach today is…

My Affair

By Kevin Stephani member of the Wine Country chapter The wood boat bug bit me as a 10-year-old child in 1968 in dad’s 1958 Chris-Craft. Always taking a Monday morning fishing trip on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. A memory well cherished. Fast forward to the summer of 1992 while as a newlywed, and vacationing on…

The Woodrose Part 2

By Domenica Burns member of the Wine Country chapter Back to the garage in Hamburg, once the wood was replaced, the specific dark red paint was coated perfectly inside. This left a clean visual as the wiring followed through the boat in preparation for the lights, gauges, engine, ignition etc. Again everything labelled on paper…

The Woodrose Part 1

By Domenica Burns member of the Wine Country chapter My dad grew up with an appreciation of wooden boats. This later became a love because it had been associated with influential people such as grandparents, parents, family & friends and full of good memories. As life carried on, opportunity to dabble in restoration came with…