The Thousand Islands Chapter, featured this week by ACBS, supports and endorses the Vision and Mission of ACBS, and is particularly oriented to carrying out its efforts in the St. Lawrence River area.

This chapter is truly “International” within itself with both sides of the Canadian/U.S. border represented in their membership.

The following is a statement from the Thousand Islands Chapter’s website:

Our Chapter area includes both the Antique Boat Museum and the Headquarters of ACBS, which provides our chapter with not only the responsibility but also the privilege of supporting both with volunteers, staff, tours etc.

The St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands area is one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. There are an endless number of tree lined coves, channels, bays, cuts and islands to navigate through. As the outlet for the Great Lakes, the water can frequently be rough and there is a fairly steady current- thus a reason why wooden boats built in the area tended to be a little longer and a little more ruggedly built. There are many wonderful destinations for the cruising boat as well- Boldt Castle, The Antique Boat Museum, any number of Marinas, Motels and Restaurants, as well as the Canadian facilities at Kingston, Gananoque, Ivy Lea, Rockport and Brockville, to name a few. This is the area we operate in and where we seek to promote our common interest!

An interesting item on their chapter website is the slideshow of members’ boats that were built in the 1000 Island area. Click here to see it.

Watch for more information in the coming year as members of the Thousand Islands Chapter step into the role of “Hosts” for the 2019 Annual ACBS Meeting and International Boat Show at Alexandria Bay, NY. 



54 International Chapters of ACBS

The Antique and Classic Boat Society has 54 Chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and France. ACBS members who affiliate with a home chapter find a group of friends with whom to share boating experiences, boat stories, and the skills needed to maintain and/or preserve and restore their vintage boats.  Inevitably, the genuine relationships formed at the chapter level are always mentioned when an ACBS member is asked why they value their ACBS membership.

When you click on the CHAPTERS tab in the menu above, a world map will appear showing the location of the ACBS Chapters.  Which one is closest to you?  Or maybe there is a chapter near the lake where you vacation that has an event scheduled which you could attend.


Please share information about your chapter.  Anyone can do that.  You may email pictures and text to kathyparker@acbs.org.

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