The Finger Lakes Region of central New York State takes its name from eleven slender lakes running in a generally north-south direction through the Allegheny Plateau. When viewed from above, the five largest lakes resemble the outstretched fingers of a giant hand. Skaneateles Lake is the second-most easterly of the Finger Lakes and has become the unofficial home of the Finger Lakes Chapter of ACBS.

The Chapter holds events throughout the year for members to attend including our Annual Boat Show on the last full weekend of July on Skaneateles Lake.  To learn more about the Boat Show, visit our Chapter Website.

 

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Chapter News

Lauren

By Jack Gifford, Finger Lakes Chapter One a sunny spring day in 2001 I decided to look at a large cruiser I had seen advertised in the paper.  Since the inside dimensions were roughly the size of a small apartment, I felt that it would combine my love of boating with a summer place on…

Wine Time

by Michael Wetzel member of the Finger Lakes chapter In the summer of 2015 we finished our new boat house on Skaneateles Lake, complete with 2 boat bays; one the standard 10’ wide for modern boats and one 8’ wide for a wooden boat. The problem was we didn’t own a wooden boat. In fact,…

A 1971 Boston Whaler for My Kids

By Doug Adams member of the Finger Lakes chapter The two teens in my house wanted, openly wished for, a means to be on the water besides the Mastercraft ski boat. You know, the kind of small run-around boat you used as a kid. It was almost time to go to the ACBS International Show…

Rebuilding a 1960 Century Resorter

By Donald Drexler member of the Finger Lakes Chapter It all started in early November 1981 when I was driving down the West Lake Road on Conesus Lake in New York. Sitting on a cradle with a for sale sign, was a 17′ Century Resorter needing a lot of work. There was no question the…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.9.19

A Late Classic leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats. It is a 1978 Chris Craft 19-foot Lancer named Wise Choice.  Wise Choice  is owned by Bill Wise, a member of the North Coast Ohio Chapter. The Late Classic age classification is given to boats manufactured between 1976 and 25 years prior to the present year…

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…

Sea Scouts Ship 23 Project Boat is a ’57 Fiberglass Runabout

  WINNER “SCORPION” 15’ RUNABOUT The Specifications                         Winner Boat – 1957 with an Evinrude Outboard Engine – 1958 Winner Manufacturing Company, South Trenton, NJ, one of the earliest producers of fiberglass boats.  One-piece hull molded of fiberglass. Restoration: Initiated and largely accomplished by the dedicated efforts of the boat’s most recent owner, Mr. Brad Wirth,…

Finger Lakes Chapter Celebrates 40th

The weekend of July 28th, the Finger Lakes Chapter celebrated its 40th Annual Boat Show on Skaneateles Lake. The site for the boat show is in the center of town and offers easy access to many shops and restaurants. The Show is hosted by the Finger Lakes Chapter and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce…

Finger Lakes is the ACBS Featured Chapter of the Week

It’s almost Show Time in Skaneateles, NY.   The 40th Annual Finger Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show hosted by Finger Lakes Chapter will be July 27-29, 2018.     Location: Skaneateles, New York, along the village pier (with new docks) and in Lakeside Clift Park at the north end of Skaneateles Lake.   It seems that the…