From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. Here in the Hudson River Valley, water has inspired a whole school of art, changed the face of a nation, and bound together hundreds of communities.
In partnership with the Museum Association of New York (MANY), the Hudson River Maritime Museum will host Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, from January 11 to February 23, 2020. The museum’s winter open hours will be extended to seven days a week during this exhibition, in order to give all Hudson Valley residents a chance to see it. The Hudson River Maritime Museum is the only location between Glens Falls and Long Island where this exhibition will be shown.
“We were so pleased to be one of only six museums in the state selected to host this amazing exhibit and we are excited to offer a number of public programs, including lectures, family programs, and community forums, for Hudson Valley residents to explore,” said Lisa Cline, Executive Director of the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
More information about these programs, including registration, is available at www.hrmm.org/waterways.
Water/Ways explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.
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.
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 – email@example.com )
Katy & Gerald Dake, Cruise Captains, Northbound (Gerald Dake, Phone – 904-221-6698, email firstname.lastname@example.org )
To Print The Southbound Registration Form – CLICK HERE
To Print The Northbound Registration Form – CLICK HERE
To Print This Cruise Itinerary – CLICK HERE
ACBS members are welcomed to attend.
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
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!
Featuring Century and
Yellow Jacket Boats.
Cruise to local restaurant Thursday afternoon Now accepting entries.
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.
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.
33rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point will be held June 19-21, 2020 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum featuring BOAT RIDES, vendors, food and a variety of classic boats from cruisers to runabouts. Wye River cruise and a variety of social events will compliment the weekend activities.
36th annual Hudson River Chapter boat show and 4th annual Hudson River Maritime Museum Boat Building Challenge
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
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.