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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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…

Born into this Hobby

“How did you get into this hobby? You’re so young!” Story and pictures are from Katelyn Marsden This is a question I get at every boat show I go to and the answer is pretty simple. I was born into this hobby I was going to boat shows before I could even walk, crawling around…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.10.18

A Late Classic leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  It is a 1978 Chris Craft 19′ 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…

RARE Cabin Cruiser with Built-in Trailer

Mystery Girl is truly a rare find! Mystery Girl, when found after being in hiding since 1961, brought Scot Marechaux and Lois Bulger to membership in ACBS and the Finger Lakes Chapter.  Scot is sharing this story and inviting you to share any additional information you might have about the boat. She is a unique cabin…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.31.17

A 1932 Chris Craft 21 ft  305 Runabout leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  Tuffy is at home in Skaneateles, New York, where this photo was taken in July of 2017. Tuffy is owned by Ed and Brenda Evans.  Ed tells us that “Tuffy is a “he” ( named for my father in…

Wah-ta-wah – restoring an Indian Princess

This is the restoration story of Wah-ta-wah, a 1932 Richardson Launch, written by Bill Michaels, a member of Finger Lakes Chapter, In 1972 driving down Goose Street [Cooperstown, NY] just three doors from our family business, a cider mill, my dad would always say “there’s a big old boat in that barn” as we would pass the…

Finger Lakes is ACBS Chapter of the Week

JOIN the Finger Lakes Chapter and you’ll be just in time for their Annual Boat Show the last full weekend in July. Historic boats, antique boats, classic boats – they’re all there at the Finger Lakes Chapter Boat Show supported by the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce.  It is a traditional summer event for great crowds…