True North

by Gene Porter member of the Lake Champlain chapter My 1959 23’ Lyman Sleeper started life as a fishing boat on the brackish Elk River at the North end of Chesapeake Bay. The fisherman had installed bait wells in place of the rear seat and had sprayed the decks with automotive undercoating to provide underfoot…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.21.18

“KaRat”, pictured above, is 1929 38′ Elco Cruiser powered by a 1973 Ford-Leimen 8cyl 125hp engine. She just completed an extensive three-year restoration at Wykes Boat Works in Harlem, ON. Owned by Manotick Classic Boat Club members, Ray and Judy Saunders. Photographed at the Manotick Classic Boat show in Westport, ON on August 11th, 2018.…

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…