Lake Ponchartrain Basin Maritime Museum has been an Associate Member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society since 2003.  

ACBS recognizes them with gratitude for their support of our organization. 

The Lake Ponchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is located in Madisonville, Louisiana.  “Bringing Louisiana’s Maritime History to Life,” is the driving mission of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. Located on the banks of the scenic Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, the LPB Maritime Museum takes you on a historic journey through maritime Louisiana.  Their calendar is full of activities and opportunities to learn.  

Classes offered include boat building:

The Maritime Museum Boat Building Program helps students build traditional Louisiana designs under the watchful eye of experienced instructors. Lake skiffs, pirogues, and bateaux are constructed as part of three semesters annually, and several shorter classes offered periodically. Our regular boat building classes are every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm, excluding most holidays. The public is welcome to come by and visit.

During the summer, they offer an Aquatic Robotics Camp where 10-17 year olds construct underwater robots.  

The Bayou Chapter of ACBS is part of the Museum’s big Annual Wooden Boat Festival.  This year it is October 14th & 15th.  Read all about it on the event website. 

Thousands of people attend this festival to admire wooden pleasure craft as well as working boats of the area.  Last year’s Best of Show award went to Lone Wolf, a 1939 65′ Fisher Boat Works Cruiser.



Key Exhibits at the museum year round are::

  • Secret Weapon! Civil War Submarine, the Pioneer
  • Canals of New Orleans
  • Lighthouses of Louisiana
  • Wood and Water, a Celebration of Louisiana Boatbuilding
  • The Steamboat Era

The Antique and Classic Boat Society appreciates the extra support given to our organization by Associate Members.  Click here to see this year’s list of Associate Members.

If you or your business would like to support the Antique and Classic Boat Society by being an ACBS Associate Member, you may join here or contact ACBS Executive Director Dan Gyoerkoe at [email protected] or call (315) 686-2628.

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