Wooden Boat Festival – a bucket list check-off

41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL – Port Townsend, Washington (September 2017) Report and pictures by Steve Detwiler, Lake Champlain and Adirondack Chapters of ACBS For a “maritime aficionado”, there’s no better place to be in September than the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.  This is one of the largest festivals in the Pacific Northwest and it is sponsored…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.12.17

The Bonnie Dean is having a little fun. It’s a 2012 17′ Glen-L Gentry, powered by a Chris Craft 283 185hp. Dean and Bonnie Wilson, members of the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter, live in Oakdale, Minnesota. This shot was taken by Dane Anderson on Lake Minnetonka a couple of days before the annual BSLOL Fall Rendezvous. On…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.21.17

Leading the Tour this week is Love Me Timber owned by Kevin and Jeanne Hogan and Yellow Lab Harley.  Home Port is Olathe, Kansas. Love Me Timber  is a 1958 21″ Century Coronado. This photo was taken at Greers Ferry Lake in Arkansas. Photography by Forrest Bryant. You can learn more about the restoration of Love Me…

Classic Boat Forum, Workshop, Symposium, Seminar

Whether we are in this as a hobby or a profession, most of us came by way of falling in love with an old boat. The combination of historical value and artistic styling add to the unique story that each antique and classic boat carries with her.  But as with the ownership of anything valuable, we soon…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.7.17

Tom and Joanie Moynihan sent a photo of their 1929 28 foot Model 17 Chris-Craft. Her name is “Ol‘ Smoothie“. She was delivered to Lake George, NY on April 30, 1930, and has remained on the lake since that time.  Tom says, “We took the picture ourselves while she was cruising the lake.”   Lot of…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.25.17

A 1952 Century Sea Maid leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  She is owned by Rollie Surprenant. The photo of this classic boat was taken on Lake George in New York by Stephanie Affinito. The Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats is a collection of pictures and descriptions sent in by our viewers, mostly ACBS members.…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.18.17

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins this week with an antique boat named ’36.   ’36  is owned by Charles and Cindy Still who are members of the Southwest Chapter of ACBS.  This 1936 19′ Chris-Craft  Custom Runabout won Best in Class at this year’s Keels ‘n Wheels in Seabrook, Texas. The engine is a Chrysler M-I…