Dec
14
Sat
2019
Christmas in St. Michaels Annual Boat Parade @ St. Michaels
Dec 14 all-day

Parade is all along Talbott Street and starts @ 10am. No thru traffic will be allowed on Talbott Street after 10am.

We meet at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (Boat Shed) around 9am and arrange for a luncheon, Decorate boats for parade and socialize! Then we head down to watch the parade at the corner of Mill and Talbott Streets. Great fun!

 

Jan
17
Fri
2020
Denver Boat Show
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day
Jan
23
Thu
2020
Upstate South Carolina Boat Show @ TD Convention Center
Jan 23 – Jan 26 all-day
Feb
8
Sat
2020
Heartland Classics Restoration Workshop @ Howard Classic Boats, Ketchum, OK
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Annual Winter Restoration Workshop

Heartland Classics’ restoration workshop gives the opportunity for classic boaters to come together to learn and share knowledge about classic boating and the preservation of vintage and wooden classic boats.

Topics covered at past workshops include wood boat repair, boat plank replacement, stripping, staining & varnishing wooden boats, fiberglass boat repair, and engine maintenance. Heartland Classics silent auction / swap meet is held at this event and where attendees bring unwanted marine “stuff” to donate to the club for the silent auction. Proceeds help fund the Mahogany & Chrome Newsletter.

Each year the workshop is organized by the Workshop Event Chair, Dan Diehl.

Mar
15
Sun
2020
Sunnyland St. Johns River Cruises (North & South) @ St. Johns River
Mar 15 – Mar 27 all-day

Sunnyland St. Johns River Cruises 2020

I bet some of you are ready to get out of that cold weather. Well, come on down to the St. Johns River Cruise and the Sunnyland Boat Festival!!  While permanent docks are not yet installed in Tavares for the Festival, we will again enjoy temporary docks with finger slips. They worked well last year. Two Cruises will be organized again this year. The opening banquet for the South Bound Cruise will be Sunday, (Mar.15) in Palatka. Yep, the Florida Yacht Club docks are not yet repaired so we will have to run out of the Quality Inn, Palatka, again this year. The opening banquet for the North Bound Cruise is also at the Quality Inn, Palatka, on Sunday, (Mar. 22) after the Festival.

So come on down.  Wonderful sights, great company and always a grand experience! !

Southbound Cruise Sunday 3-15 to Thursday 3-19

Northbound Cruise Sunday 3-22 to Friday 3-27

Captain Guy will lead us South. We launch Saturday or Sunday, (Mar 14 or 15) at the ramp in Palatka just south of the US 17 bridge and dock at the Quality Inn just under the bridge to the north. Trailer parking is in the lot across the street from the motel office. Space is limited so be sure to tighten it up. On Monday (Mar 16) we will cruise north to Green Cove Springs for a feast at the Elks Lodge before returning to Palatka. Dinner on your own. Tuesday (Mar 17) we cruise up Dunn’s Creek to Crescent City where Amy and Jeff Haston will host a great lunch at their magnificent home on Crescent Lake. Then back to Palatka & dinner, again, on your own. Wednesday (Mar 18) we will stop for lunch in Welatka at Shrimp R Us with Zarka and Jim Wynn. It’s spectacular!! Then on to Silver Glen where you can take a dip in the beautiful clear 72 degree spring water if you like. That evening we will be in Astor at the Astor Bridge Motel or Castaways.  Dinner on your own at the Blackwater Inn. Thursday (Mar 19) grab breakfast and we will head back north taking Blue Creek from Astor to Lake George. Once we cross Lake George we will stop at Renegades, for another great lunch before pulling out back in Palatka and heading to Tavares and the Sunnyland Festival!! The Festival is a must!

Captain Gerald will lead us North. Sunday afternoon (Mar 22) after the Festival we will launch in Palatka (see directions to ramp above) and enjoy our opening banquet at the Quality Inn. Monday (Mar 23) we will run to Astor stopping for an incredible lunch at Shrimp R Us! Then it is on to the Astor Bridge Motel or Castaways in Astor. Tuesday (Mar 24) we head south to a fun destination, De Leon Springs, stopping at Lake Beresford Yacht Club for lunch and back to Astor.   Wednesday (Mar 25) we will head for Palatka with lunch at Silver Glen Springs where you can take a dip in the 72 degree water… if you like cold water.  Thursday (Mar 26) we will run up Dunns Creek for lunch with our hosts, Amy and Jeff Haston at their home on Crescent Lake. Then back to Palatka.  Friday (Mar 27) we will cruise to Renegades for lunch just north of Lake George.  Then back to Palatka to pull our boats and share memories of a great Cruise!

 If you select on the registration form, luggage will be taken by trailer so you don’t have to take it in your boat!

Please note on your registration form there is a place to order 2020 St Johns River Cruise shirts and hats. These are collared golf shirts with your boat’s name on the sleeve.  A fellow woody boater supplies them and they are very nice. If you want these items, please place your order now! 

Also please note motel rooms have been blocked for our stay. When we confirm your registration, we will include information on making reservations. Please identify yourself as a St. John River Cruise participant when registering. REFUND POLICY – After Feb 1st, less 25%; Mar. 1st, less 50%! 

Please come on down and enjoy the fun! !

Laurie & Guy Marvin, III, Cruise Captains, South (Guy Marvin, III, Phone – 904-334-3885, email – gmarviniii@gmail.com )

Katy & Gerald Dake, Cruise Captains, Northbound (Gerald Dake, Phone – 904-221-6698, email odyssey1947@bellsouth.net )

To Print The Southbound Registration Form – CLICK HERE

To Print The Northbound Registration Form – CLICK HERE

To Print This Cruise Itinerary – CLICK HERE

Mar
19
Thu
2020
ACBS Board of Directors Meeting @ Tavares Pavilion
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

ACBS members are welcomed to attend.

Mar
20
Fri
2020
39th Annual Sunnyland Boat Festival @ Wooten Park
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day

Mark your calendar for the 39th Annual Sunnyland Boat Festival.

All festival information will be posted in January 2020.

Please visit www.acbs-sunnyland.org/events for complete details

Apr
14
Tue
2020
Lake Hartwell Boat Festival @ Lake Hartwell Marina
Apr 14 – Apr 19 all-day
Apr
17
Fri
2020
Heartland Classics Hot Springs Classic @ Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day

The Annual Spring Opener at Lake Hamilton, AR

The Hot Springs Classic is held in April each year to welcome boaters to the boating season. Event dates are determined by the calendar of the Easter holiday and when the Arkansas Derby Day is held.

In the past, this spring opener has included boating on Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton and a pre-event in Little Rock, AR.

Arkansas offers even more for travelers when attending this event such as; Garvan Gardens, Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs Mountain, museums, historic gangster hangouts, and more…plus boating in the beautiful Arkansas springtime!

May
1
Fri
2020
25th Annul Keels & Wheels, Concours d’Elegance @ Lakewood Yacht Club
May 1 – May 3 all-day

Featuring Century and

 Yellow Jacket Boats.

 Cruise to local restaurant Thursday afternoon Now accepting entries.

May
8
Fri
2020
Lake of the Ozarks Spring Opening @ Margaritaville on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
May 8 – May 9 all-day

Springtime Opening for Boating Season at Lake of the Ozarks

Heartland Classics Chapter is proud to sponsor this event in central Missouri.  Classic boats will include all shapes and sizes and ages. Most will be in the water, but a few will be in land displays for up-close inspections.  Share the Passion for classic boats and boating.  

May
15
Fri
2020
Dixieland Chapter and Lake Guntersville Yacht Club Boat Show @ Lake Guntersville Yacht Club Marina
May 15 – May 16 all-day
Lake Lure Antique Boats @ Lake Lure Inn & Spa
May 15 – May 16 all-day

 

Mention you’re coming for Lake Lure Boat Show.

 

For event specific questions, related to parking, nuanced questions, etc., Contact: Patrick Bryant, Hotel Ambassador at (828) 279-9897 or pbryant@lakelure.com

Jun
4
Thu
2020
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake 2020 @ Rock Lane Resort, Branson, Missouri
Jun 4 – Jun 7 all-day

The Annual Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake

Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake is held early in June in Missouri on Table Rock Lake, located in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. The popular annual event brings many members from all of the states that make up the Heartland Classics Chapter and more. 

A three-hour mini-show for the public is held on Saturday afternoon, but the rest of the event is scheduled for Cruisin’ n Eatin’, Eatin’ n Cruisin.  Table Rock Lake offers over 43,000 acres of water to explore meandering through the Mark Twain National Forrest with just enough Marinas and lakeside restaurants to keep both your boat and passengers full.

 

Jun
20
Sat
2020
Hudson River Maritime Festival @ Hudson River Maritime Museum
Jun 20 all-day

36th annual Hudson River Chapter boat show and 4th annual Hudson River Maritime Museum Boat Building Challenge

  

Jun
26
Fri
2020
35th Annual “Where It All Began” Boat Show @ Algonac Harbour Club
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

35th annual “Where it All Began” Boat Show at the

Algonac Harbour Club (original Chris Craft plant).  Public

show on Saturday.  The water events will be on Friday and Sunday.

Registrations forms available in Spring 2020 at

www.michacbs.com.

Whitefish Woody Weekend IX @ The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

Marking the unofficial beginning of summer on beautiful Whitefish Lake, the Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is sponsoring the ninth annual Whitefish Woody Weekend, hosted by the Lodge at Whitefish Lake.  Whitefish Woody Weekend IX will begin on Friday evening June 26th with a cruise/parade around Whitefish Lake. Thirty-six classic boats will be on public display at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake from 9AM until 6PM on Saturday, June 27th. Sunday morning, June 28th will feature a poker run with the wood boats out on the lake followed by a BBQ at the Lodge for event participants.

The event is fun for all ages.  If you have a classic boat, register early and join us for a fun filled weekend using and showing your boat.  If you don’t have a classic boat, there is still fun to be had.  Join us on the lake or on the beaches, decks and docks around the lake for the Friday evening cruise or Saturday at the Whitefish Lake Lodge marina  to enjoy the boats up close and met the owners of these fine representatives of the art and craftsmanship of the past.

Admission is free to the public.  Cost to enter a boat in the event is only $70 which includes all event activities and the BBQ lunch.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, the only Four Diamond Resort in Montana, is a great host for this event. The venue is first class and the accommodations are specially priced for this event.

Whitefish Woody Weekend has become a premier classic boat event, attracting award winning classic wood boats from all across the Pacific Northwest.  The event normally sells out, so register early to ensure participation in this event. Registration materials will be available mid-January.  For more information or to get on the mail list email Tim.

Jul
10
Fri
2020
30th Annual Fulton Chain Rendezvous @ Old Forge Public Docks, Old Forge NY
Jul 10 – Jul 11 all-day

Friday evening Welcome Reception, Saturday evening Awards Dinner

Jul
16
Thu
2020
Joe Wheeler Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Joe Wheeler State Park & Lodge
Jul 16 – Jul 19 all-day
Jul
24
Fri
2020
42nd Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Skaneateles Lake, NY
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day