Miss Lucky 59

By Darrin Podskalny member of the Water Wonderland chapter The ownership of our 1959 Skipper-Craft started when a good friend of mine, Geoff Reynolds from Holland, Michigan had shown me his Skipper-Craft on a spring weekend in 2001. Geoff and I were heading to a swap meet for outboards and boats in lower Michigan. When…

Gipsy’s Past

By J. Andrew Lark member of ACBS    Originally built 80+ years ago in 1935 for Arthur Iselin (a Cotton Industry magnate and a descendant of John Jay), “Gipsy”  was built for commuting to and from the Wall Street to Lower Manhattan area via the East River.    Her second owner (1952-1984) was the yachtsman…

The History of Aramis

By Jim Schmidt, member of ACBS. The cutter rig sloop Aramis (original name Dorjack) was designed by Henry J. Gielow and built in 1935 by the Burbach Yacht Company in Fruitport, Michigan (near Muskegon). She is 38’long, 9 1/2’ wide and is constructed of one inch carvel planked mahogany over oak frames.Her 55’ mast is…

SML Chapter Annual Fall Workshop

Photo Credit: Leigh Conrad The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their annual fall workshop at the home/shops of Bill Garrecht and John Coffman. Twenty-three members were in attendance to enjoyed presentations on final driveshaft alignment, rudder balancing and construction of wooden boat bungs.  The chapter holds these workshops twice…

Joy Ride to Lake Chelan continued – Mahogany and Merlot

Note: Story and photos submitted by Kelly Williamson, a member of the Okanagan and Pacific Northwest ACBS Chapters. As I’ve said before, one of our favorite late season boat shows is Mahogany and Merlot on Lake Chelan, Washington. This year the event was held October 5th to 7th 2018. Mahogany and Merlot is an ACBS-PNW…