Chesapeake Bay Chapter has been part of the Antique and Classic Boat Society since 1982.

Chesapeake Bay Chapter has just completed their 30th annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.  They already have some pictures posted on the chapter’s great website photo gallery.

The following is a quote from their website:

Our enthusiastic members believe that the CBC’s success results from fostering an environment that encourages us to:

  • Share Knowledge
  • Assist with Restoration
  • Work Cooperatively

While these outcomes are admirable in themselves, they alone can’t sustain us or make our chapter successful “if it just isn’t fun!” Consequently, we try to not take ourselves too seriously. We have discovered that when we share, build trust and laugh at ourselves, it’s more conducive for members to become friends—and celebrate that friendship through our activities and memorable times.

The Chesapeake Bay Chapter welcomes new members who share the chapter’s values and interests.  There is no requirement that you own an historic boator any boat at all—only that you share an appreciation for old boats and wonderful fellowship.

For the first time this year, the chapter sponsored a Post Event Cruise Week following their annual Boat Festival.  Each of the days Monday – Wednesday, the group went for day cruises on waterways as they made their way toward Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey for the Lake Hopatcong Chapter annual event.  On Thursday, they launched for the activities and show at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club.  Sounds like a great way for neighboring chapters to share the fun of vintage boating.

Right now, there is an ACBS chapter near you where members are talking boats, playing in boats, or looking at boats. Probably all three, in fact.
And where are you?

Clicking on the word “Chapters” in the top menu of this website will lead you to an interactive map of chapter locations.  Being part of a chapter is the quickest way to share boating experiences and build relationships founded on common interests.

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