Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.2.19

Leading the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today is No Way, a beautiful 1964 Chris Craft 20-foot Holiday owned by Carmen and Denise DeLeo, members of the Philadelphia and Penn NE/Harveys Lake Chapters. No Way is a “Classic” powered with a General Motors 283 engine. In the ACBS membership file, Carmen says, “No Way was delivered on…

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Love at First Sight

by G. James Sammarco member of ACBS The first time I saw it, it was rolling slowly against the dock pilings on Chautauqua Lake, NY. My family vacationed at Chautauqua since 1915 but had never owned a boat. It was love at first sight. It was delivered to my Uncle Charlie on the Fourth of…

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2019 SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT FESTIVAL AT WOOTEN PARK ON LAKE DORA IN THE CITY OF TAVARES

The 38th Annual Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival had four days of beautiful Florida weather and a record crowd. This year, “The Festival of Speed Event” joined forces with the Sunnyland Chapter and featured beautiful exotic cars along with stunning mahogany boats. The City of Tavares provided a new floating dock system that accommodated over 70…

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Returning Home

By Mark and Ellen Zobrist members of Mississippi Valley chapter In 1970 my parents bought a small cabin at Lake Lotawana, Missouri. The property included a boat house and a 1957 Chris Craft Sportsman. During the summers of my high school years I helped my dad refinish the boat and our family had many memorable…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.26.19

Above is a Circa 1995 “Buffalo Mini Boat” actually manufactured in Buffalo, New York. It was advertised in Motor Boat Magazine with two adult women and was said to easily navigate the “Ice Bergs” in Buffalo. Owned by Ed Dominiak of the Niagara Chapter, he finally has it registered and will look forward to having…

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Made to Last

By Graeme Hoatson Beattie member of the Toronto chapter Recently I saw a post on the Facebook page “Vintage Toronto” that caught my attention. It was a picture of an antique launch used by the then Toronto Life Saving and Police Patrol Service, a department of the Toronto Harbour Commissioners established in 1921. I was…

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Wild About Whirlwind

November of 1945 and the war is over. The United States Navy decides it no longer wants the molded plywood glider airplanes, being made on the assembly line at Allied Aviation, in Dundalk, MD. The management and workers stand, looking at the five finished and tested ones they had made and the fifteen more along…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.19.19

This Week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins with 1956 Chris Craft 25’ Express Cruiser named Take Two.  Take Two was self-restored over a 10 year period. Owners Tom and Heidi Frye of East Grand Rapids, MI enjoy Take Two on the many lakes and rivers of the great state of Michigan.  The photo was taken…

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