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Meet the Newest ACBS Scholarship Recipient: The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

ACBS members are proud supporters of six boat building schools throughout the U.S., with our sixth and newest being the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port-Hadlock, Washington.  The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding (nwswb.org) is a post-secondary trade school that teaches craftsmanship through boatbuilding and marine systems at its 8-acre waterfront campus in…

Madeleine: A Tale of Two Classic Love Stories

By Wayne Mooers, Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter Madeleine Mount is the loving wife of the late Robert A. Mount, who passed in October 2020. As members of the Northern California/Lake Tahoe ACBS Chapter, they enjoyed 54 years of marriage, family, and boating smiles. They also, in 2015, opened Boatique Winery-joining their love of fine wines…

Saudades Comes Full Circle

By John Amaral, ACBS member Block Island Double-enders are a boat type you don’t often see. No original still exists and replicas, like Saudades, are rare. Its a modest, but heavy-built lapstrake boat that sprang from the essential needs of simple fishermen: cheap to build, simple to hand, predictable, stable, safe. Evolved over longtime daily…

ACBS Scholarship Highlight: Launching New Careers at The Landing School

Since its humble beginnings, The Landing School has been a transformative place for boatbuilders, designers, and marine industry technicians alike. Although the curriculum, enrollment, campus buildings, and extracurricular activities have all grown since the school was launched in a cow barn in 1978, the goal of preparing men and women for fulfilling careers in the…

1932 Chris-Craft Runabout fleet.

The Legacy of Chris-Craft Lives on at The Mariners’ Museum and Park

By Rachel Conley, Chris-Craft Archivist, The Mariners’ Museum and Park, Newport News, Virginia In 1986, The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia, was extremely fortunate to receive the Chris-Craft company archives for boats made from 1922 through 1982. While the donation did not include all of the records produced during those six decades,…