Harveys Lake is in Northeastern Pennsylvania and is the home of a small, but active Chapter of ACBS.
This year the Penn NE/Harveys Lake Chapter has a new logo which includes the easily recognizable ACBS burgee. The chapter has bimonthly dinner get-togethers all year.
During the summer they have boat cruises on Harveys Lake. Many chapter boats are also seen throughout the region at shows and cruises put on by other chapters.
The Harveys Lake Annual Show happens every August at the Grotto Marina. Here is a quote from the Wilkes-Barr/Scranton Independent Gazette about the show:
ACBS Harveys Lake Chapter Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show is a “Hugely popular display of antique and classic wooden boats at Harveys Lake”. The docks are a perfect setting for in-water and land displays of decades-old antique and classic wooden boats that have been restored by their proud owners. Winners of the People’s Choice Award and Ladies Choice Award are chosen by sightseers.”
This year’s event is planned for August 11th.
This looks like a beautiful place to visit and boat. Contact Chapter President Josh Bryant about their summer cruising schedule if you are able to join them.
The Harveys Lake Borough website tells us that “Harveys Lake is located in Luzerne County and is the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania. The lake was discovered by Benjamin Harvey during the Revolutionary War in 1781. Harvey was one of the earliest settlers of Wyoming Valley and a member of the Sons Of Liberty. Upon returning from Fort Niagara, where he was a British prisoner of war, Harvey inadvertently stumbled upon the six-hundred-sixty-acre lake that now bears his name. This beautiful glacial lake with its clear spring water is home to many native Pennsylvania fish and aquatic life. The lake’s deepest part is estimated to be over 100 feet.”