Today’s post includes news from two ACBS Chapters. The sharing of boats and boating fun is again published here for even more viewers to see.  Telling and listening to boat stories, explaining and learning about maintenance techniques, and hearing and feeling the boats in the water all add up to the sense of being part of the “out-of-the-ordinary” world of CLASSIC, VINTAGE, RETRO boating. 

Members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the ACBS were invited to the Belton South Carolina Museum.

Report and photos submitted by Al Olsen

The Museum was opening an exhibit called the Power of H2O. The museum members had attended the Lake Hartwell Antique Boat Festival held two weeks prior. They admired all the antique wooden boats and invited us to bring boats to their opening. Since there aren’t a lot of wooden boats in our area we were only able to round up three to visit the museum for the afternoon. The members from the Blue Ridge chapter were Butch and Karen Rubino, Dennis and Julie Moore, and Al Olsen. One fellow from across the street at the shopping center came over and said one of his biggest desires was to ski behind an old wooden boat. So we may be trying to hook up with him at some point to fulfill his dream to ski behind an old wood boat.It was nice to see the young children from the museum looking at the boats and enjoying them. 

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society held their annual spring cruise this past Saturday.

Report submitted by George Blosser.  Photos by Steve Miller.

The cruise was in the Roanoke River section of the Lake. (See headline picture above.) Eight boats and twenty-three chapter members and their guests toured the lake for over two hours enjoying some of the first summer weather of the season. Following the cruise the group gathered at the Copper Kettle for lunch. Information on the SML Antique and Classic Boat Chapter can be found at or call Chapter President Alan Frederick (540)352-8653.

Look ahead and plan for the events you can attend – with or without your boat.  THEN take pictures and send with the  story to share the fun through this website. 

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1 Comment

  1. Keep up the good work. I love to learn about and see chapter boats in action. Cheers, Graeme

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