Think about cruising into summer!  Here is a 1956 Chris Craft Express Cruiser named Take Two.  She is 25 feet long and powered with a Hercules K engine.  Take Two is owned by Thomas and Heidi Frye, members of the Water Wonderland Chapter. 

The Fryes also own a Lyman, a Boston Whaler, and this 19 ft Antique 1936 Chris Craft Double Cockpit Forward named Zas-Zu-Zas.  Zas-Zu-Zas  has a Hercules ML engine. 

These boat pictures are taken from the ACBS membership files. You can add pictures and a boat’s known history to each boat that is listed with your membership.  Pictures become a great resource for other members and also preserve a visual record of the boat.  How do you do that?  Click on Members Only in the menu.  Sign-in using your own email address.  At the bottom of your personal profile, your boat or boats will be listed.  Click on the word edit at the end.  “Add files” button will let you browse to upload picture(s).  Type a bit of the boat’s history.  Be sure to click “Save Boat” when you’re done. 


This picture is of Tommy Holmes’ oldest boat – a 1927 Century Hydro C-D.  Century Kid is the name of this Antique. Century Kid is 13 feet long and powered with a 1928 Johnson KR 2 cylinder, 11 hp engine.  Tommy says, “Boat spent its life in Wisconsin until I purchased it in the Summer of 2013 and moved it to Manistee, Michigan.”


Talaria is a 1939 Hacker 26 ft Triple.  Her engine is a 1939 Kermath Sea Wolf.  Talaria is owned by Steven Alexy and Stephanie Hames.


Lida Rose is a 1917 21′ launch built by Davy Nichol of Smiths Falls, ON. Lida Rose is powered by a 1936 2cyl 71/2hp St. Lawrence Engine. She is owned by Fred Sneyd and has always called the Rideau Lakes her home. Picture taken at the Ottawa International Antique and Classic Boat Show in Westport, ON on August 12th, 2017 by Graeme Hoatson Beattie, Secretary and Facebook Administrator for the Manotick Classic Boat Club.

May we see a picture of your favorite boat for the next Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats?

  • include the boat owner’s name
  • year, manufacturer, model of boat, and given name
  • tell home port or where picture was taken
  • give credit to the photographer if known

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