The Dixieland Chapter membership numbers over one hundred with the majority of those living in Alabama and Tennessee.  

An effort is made to have a minimum of three boat show events each year.  Occasionally, some members will have a loosely organized one or two-day river cruise.  Boat Show events are traditionally held on Guntersville Lake, Wheeler Lake, and Pickwick Lake – all are on the TN River.  

While our boat shows are not judging shows, awards are made for people’s choice and skipper’s choice.  Occasionally, we may also have some humorous ones to pass out.  Our events are family friendly with food and boat riding.  Guests are always welcome and no one gets left at the docks.  We hope to see you there.

Upcoming Events

Chapter News

Susan, Is That You?

by Larry Glover member of the Dixieland chapter It was the early eighties and we were living in Florence, Alabama on the backwaters of the Tennessee River. One day I noticed an old wooden boat, “Lady C”, moored in Emerald Beach Marina. Having dreamed about owning a fifties wooden cruiser, this one just took my…

It’s A Family Thing

by Ned Smith member of the Dixieland chapter Our 1960 Chris Craft was purchased new in 1960 to my parents. The boat “Belle of Shaley Shores” was named after my sister, Barbara and my mother, Nelle. Their lake house was named “Shaley Shores.” When the parents got tired of the lake house and boat, I…

Everything Cobalt

By Rob Midyett member of Dixieland chapter I’m not sure when I caught the antique boating bug. I had an uncle, who owned a 1965 Chris Craft 17′ ski boat. He was kind of a “shade tree” mechanic and he took great care of his boat. We would visit with my aunt and uncle each…

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 6.11.19

Mark and Karen Whitehead are seen cruising on Table Rock Lake, Missouri in their 1948 Chris Craft 19′ Racing Runabout named The Torpedo.  The Torpedo is powered with a Hercules MBL with 158 hp. The Whiteheads are members of the Dixieland Chapter and Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS.     An ACBS member from Alabama,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12-11-18

This 1960 Thompson Sea Coaster is owned by Josh and Laura Lindquist. They are new to ACBS and the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes chapter. The Thompson was purchased in December 2017 and the Lindquists joined the BSLOL soon after attending the Minneapolis Boat Show and talking with several of its members. Through the expertise and kindness…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.20.18

French Vanilla is a 1954 Correct Craft Atom, 15 ft with a Gray Marine 4 cylinder 95 hp engine.  French Vanilla is owned by Mike and Linda Stevens who are members of the Columbia Willamette Chapter.   Mike and Linda Stevens also own this 1957 Higgins 18 ft Speedster.  She is aptly named 57 Again. …

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.9.18

“The Three Hour Tour” is a 1984 Mohawk 27′ workboat with twin Johnson outboards. Being built in 1984 puts her in the Late Classic age classification. She is owned by Jim and Pam Peterson who are members of Rocky Mountain Classics and Heartland Classics. This photo was taken by George Reaves on the 2017 Arkansas River Cruise. In…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 9.4.18

Tom and Joanie Moynihan sent a photo of their 1929 28 foot Model 17 Chris-Craft. Her name is “Ol‘ Smoothie“. She was delivered to Lake George, NY on April 30, 1930, and has remained on the lake since that time.  Tom says, “We took the picture ourselves while she was cruising the lake.”   Lot of…