Chesapeake Bay Chapter hosts a number of activities each year, including:

  • A spring workshop held at a boat yard or restoration shop
  • Our annual Antique & Classic Boat Show and Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in beautiful St. Michaels, Maryland—a tradition that began over 25 years ago
  • Various scenic cruises, rendezvous and picnics on and around our area waterways
  • A fall Oktoberfest party
  • The annual “Change of Watch” banquet each November with the election of new officers for the coming year.

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.

Upcoming Events

Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.6.19

This 1957 Trojan Sea Queen leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today.  My Lil’ Woody is owned by Kenn Barton and shown here at the Southern California boat show at Big Bear Lake.  Notice Woody Woodpecker has his stringer of wooden fish.   Twisted is a 1957 17-foot Century converted to a custom hacker designed…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.30.19

Daniel Stober says, “My Thompson was restored and used by my best friend the late Andy Butchard for over 20 years. She is 19-feet and powered by a 90 hp Honda that has been re-badged as an old Johnson. Custom touches have made her the most wonderful user boat. Member of ACBS and Eagle Mountain…

The Classic Egg-A Family Affair

by Tom Kranz member of the Chesapeake Bay chapter The 37’ Egg Harbor Sportfisherman that would later be named “The Classic Egg” (she needed a few years on her yet), was delivered to its original owner in 1962 when its current owner, me, was 5 years old, in Northern Ohio for use on Lake Erie.…

Boats in My Blood

by Howard Johnson member of Chesapeake Bay chapter  www.oldtimeworld.com  My parents grew up in Baltimore City, Dad, (Howard), went to Baltimore Polytechnic, and Mother, (Micky), Forrest Park High School. Due to the depression, their families were not well off. Somehow in 1932, they were able to ride the WB&A train down to Camp Linstead, in…

Wild About Whirlwind

November of 1945 and the war is over. The United States Navy decides it no longer wants the molded plywood glider airplanes, being made on the assembly line at Allied Aviation, in Dundalk, MD. The management and workers stand, looking at the five finished and tested ones they had made and the fifteen more along…

Me And Miss V- A Rehabilitation Story

By Robert Pelrine member of Chesapeake Bay Chapter    One day in 2014 my wife, Verna, said out of the blue, “You need a project.” A year earlier I spent 60 days in the hospital having four surgeries, fighting with infections caused by metals poisoning in a recalled hip device. I was sent home in…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.4.18

This picture was taken in 1965, but the 25 ft boat in the background was manufactured in 1917 making it 101 years old this year.  It is a Stearns & McKay Cabin Launch named Amohicana II.  Duane and Sylvia Seaver of the Water Wonderland Chapter own this Historic boat. Pictures of the boats in today’s tour…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.23.18

For the Good Times (above) is a Classic 1971 Chris Craft XK19 owned by Mike Langhorne. She is powered by a Chevy 8 with 350 hp.  Photo by Forrest Bryant Scott Martin from Ankeny, Iowa brought SURPRISE to the 2017 ACBS International Boat Show.  This Antique Boat is a 1927 Hutchinson Triple.  SURPRISE is 30 feet…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.7.18

This 1957 Trojan Sea Queen leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today.  My Lil’ Woody is owned by Kenn Barton and shown here at the Southern California boat show on August 19th at Big Bear Lake.  Notice Woody Woodpecker has his stringer of wooden fish.   Twisted is a 1957 17′ Century /converted to a…