The vision of the Indian Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is to provide an organization where people with a common interest in and love of historic, antique, and classic boats can come together with friends and colleagues in a spirit of fellowship and fun to share dreams, adventures, knowledge, history and experiences.

Our chapter promotes this vision to enthusiasts throughout central and northwestern Ohio. We are a volunteer, non-profit organization based at Indian Lake.

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Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.26.18

Just A Dream is a 1957 Century Resorter with a 1965 Interceptor 289.  Steve and Cynthia Shaltry own Just A Dream.  They are members of the Indian Lake Chapter of ACBS. Steve has written in their membership file, “Original purchase 7/20/1957 to Dr. O’Connor of Buffalo, New York. I purchased the boat through Antique Boat Center…

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…

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…

There Is A Focus Point For This Chapter

Indian Lake Ohio is the featured Antique and Classic Boat Society Chapter this week. The venue of Indian Lake in northwestern Ohio is the center of their focus. ACBS Chapters come in all sizes and each has its own geography, personality, and unique reason for joining together as a group.  Clicking on Indian Lake Ohio Chapter will lead…

2015 ACBS Platinum Race Boat

“Bitsie” was awarded a Platinum Award in the Race Boats Class.  She is a 1937 Chris Craft, 16 feet long. A 2015 ACBS Platinum Race Boat award was presented to Bitsie’s owner Jack Beatley of the Indian Lake Chapter.   She is a 1937 16 ft. Chris Craft Race Boat.  Bitsie also received the top Chris Craft Award.…