Tide Water Chapter members of ACBS participate in events planned along the coast of southern Virginia and northern North Carolina.

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There’s more to the story of Running Tabbs

Running Tabbs is a 1956 Wagemaker Wolverine runabout owned by Eric & Jill Zelman. The boat was a “barn find” that had been stored in a garage near Lake Anna, VA. The previous owner’s father worked at a marina in Indiana where he paired the boat with a ’56 Gator trailer and an upgraded 40…

103 years of changes for Antique Boat Mar-Sue

The MAR-SUE was built for Charles W. Cushman as the SEE W. SEE in 1915 at the yards of Willard F. Downs located in Bay Shore, NY.  History of the Mar-Sue is being shared by Butch and Debbie Baxter. She looked nothing like you see her now in this photograph.  She had a canoe stern with a low…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.10.17

“The Three Hour Tour” is a 1984 Mohawk 27′ workboat with twin Johnson outboards.  Being built in 1984 puts her in the Late Classic age classification.  She is owned by Jim and Pam Peterson who are members of Rocky Mountain Classics and Heartland Classics.  This photo was taken by George Reaves on the 2017 Arkansas River Cruise just…

2017 Tidewater Annual Boat Show at Reedville Fisherman’s Museum

Thank you, Keith Colonna, for sharing this report and pictures from the Tidewater Chapter of ACBS. The Tidewater Chapter again partnered with the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum for their annual joint boat show and flea market in the historic peninsula fishing village off of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.   Pictured above is Volta,  Roger and Elizabeth…

Tidewater Chapter is the Featured ACBS Chapter of the Week

It’s a small chapter with a lot of tradition and SO much to offer! Tidewater Chapter area is located along the east coast of Virginia where the great east coast rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean.  The variety of classic boats represented in the chapter is unmatched ranging from an Historic 1899 Steam Launch to Antique 79′ Wheeler Motor…

Where did your Antique and Classic Boats get attention?

Wasn’t it fun to pull up to the public dock in your vintage boat this holiday weekend? “Wow!”   “How old is it?”   “How long have you had it?”   “Where did it come from?”   “Is it a lot of work?”  And then the stories begin: “My Uncle had one just like it…

It’s all about the boats

but sometimes it’s more about the people! The Tidewater Chapter of ACBS presented the “President’s Cup” to George Frayne. The 13th annual Antique and Traditional Small Boat Show on September 17th provided the appropriate setting for the presentation of the Antique and Classic Boat Society Tidewater Chapter’s “President’s Cup” to George W. Frayne, Director Emeritus…