Gray Owl

by Steven Perkins member of the New England chapter Gray Owl is a very original 1928 22′ Chris Craft, Model 1, hull # 1509. It was delivered new by train to Irwin Marine on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. In 1936 my grandmother’s uncle purchased Gray Owl from Downing’s Marina for $600 and it has…

Blue Lady

by Stephen Ogilvy member of the New England chapter I have owned this 1967 Lyman Hardtop Cruisette Blue Lady since the fall of 2013, purchased in Vermilion, OH. This is the second wooden boat I have purchased from this area of Ohio. Previously I had bought an 18′ 1955 Chris Craft Sea Skiff in Port…

Cheerio

by Chris Ogilvy member of the New England chapter Elco first appeared at the World’s Columbian Exhibition in 1893, Chicago, where they produced the 36′ launches that carried the fair visitors. They later built a vast boat yard in Bayonne, N.J. to meet the increasing needs of the growing boating community. Cheerio was one of…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 9.4.18

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…

New England is ACBS Featured Chapter of the Week

The New England Chapter became one of the first chapters of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Since their organization in 1976, the New England Chapter has continued to provide activities and learning opportunities in their region.  Now their calendar includes these annual activities; Spring Romp, Boat Show, Summer Outings, Biennial Fall Car & Boat Rendezvous,…

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…