Browse news articles, stories and media for the the Antique & Classic Boat Society; including photographs and stories related to ACBS International and it’s chapters.

Sassafrass

By Tarry & Polly Crumley members of the Indian Lake chapter As my wife and I spent our youth (in different states) on lakes and boating with family, we continued that life with our family by boating and moving to Indian Lake in northwest Ohio. The local group of antique wood boats kept our fondness…

It Takes A Village

by Bill Garrecht member or the Smith Mountain Lake chapter My love of wooden boats began as a young boy, who spent my summers at my Grandparent’s home on Greenwood Lake, New York. Located within walking distance of their home, was Greenwood Lake Marina which I would often venture down to, in order look at…

Obsession

By John Adams member of the Michigan chapter It all started in the late 1950’s when growing up on the Clinton River near Mount Clemens, Michigan. A neighbor who had several Chris-Craft Woodies would cruise to Lake St. Clair in a beautiful 18’ Capri; dressed for dinner with his wife and return after dark. I…

The Family Entry

By the Krzyzanowski family members of the Manotick chapter FE-32 is a mid-1970’s Checkmate owned and restored by the Krzyzanowski family of Ottawa, Ontario. The Krzyzanowski’s have been involved in the ACBS for several decades and share an interest in the classic raceboat hobby as well. The FE (Family Entry) class of boat racing was…

Tahoe Maritime Museum Changes Course

For Immediate Release Changing Our Course! Tahoe Maritime Museum to Auction its Collection of Boats and Engines through Bring A Trailer as part of Reorganization TAHOE CITY, CALIFORNIA, July 15, 2020 – The Tahoe Maritime Museum Board of Directors announced today the selection of Bring A Trailer (bringatrailer.com), an online vehicle auction company, as the…

Susan Marie

By Tom Parsons member of ACBS The fact that we now own two classic/antique boats is ironic being that as a youth I grew up on a 31’ 1951 Chris-Craft Express and my earliest memories are of spending every weekend in the spring laying on my back in the mud scraping and painting. This was…

Sharing the Passion and Skills

ACBS Chesapeake Bay Club Members, Howard and Cheryl Johnson, enjoyed the ACBS International Show, in September 2019, at Alexandria Bay, NY. At Riveredge Resort Hotel, we met Steve Moser, who had a Needlenose Raceboat sticking out the back of his Chevy Pickup, which soon was sticking out the back of our pickup. On the way…

Time Out Of Mind

By Kenneth Boeschen member of the Blackhawk chapter I went about the restoration of a Chris-Craft U-22 sportsman in my garage. I did not attempt a historical restoration, I just wanted a wooden boat pretty enough that when people saw it, they would say,” Wow, what a beautiful boat”! After removing all the internal components…