A Heartfelt Thank You!

By Dan Gyoerkoe, Executive Director for ACBS I learned early on members of ACBS are always more than happy to help, i.e. launching a boat, docking a boat, diagnosing an engine issue, etc. Last fall my wife accepted a new job and we relocated to an area 2.5 hours away from the ACBS headquarters (Clayton,…

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Cygnus II Wins Major Award

By Jody Reynolds, Thousand Islands and Chesapeake Bay Chapters Photo above – Cygnus II at dock in St. Michaels, MD, where she attracted countless visitors throughout the three-day event.  Cygnus II, a 56’ 91 year old custom motor yacht owned by Jody Reynolds and Mike Wright, was honored with the coveted “People’s Choice” award at…

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Hartwig-Polaris

Cedar Strip Construction

Polaris is 12 feet of beauty created from cedar strips. Jack and Cheryl Hartwig recently downsized both home and fleet. That’s when Jack’s thoughts returned to building a boat from scratch.  He became intrigued with cedar strip construction. Plans were obtained from Compumarine for their 12′ Fisherman. The method of building the boat is similar…

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The Passing of Bill Mack

Our dear friend William “Bill” Mack of Lima, Ohio passed June 15, 2021. He was 81 years old. Bill’s life was centered around family, friends, laughter and having fun! Bill collected cars, trucks, fire trucks, Cushman’s, just about anything antique but his wood boats were special. He owned several Lyman’s, Mathews, Chris Craft’s, and a…

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Cat’s Meow

By Janet Lowry, Long Island Chapter Cat’s Meow is a 15-foot Old Town that belonged to my late Uncle who was a serious wood boat enthusiast, and got me interested in the wood boat hobby. She needs lots of cosmetic work to be completed, along with several ribs that need replacing/repairing. Right now, I’m using…

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