This picture was taken in 1965, but the 25 ft boat in the background was manufactured in 1917 making it 100 years old this year.  It is a Stearns & McKay Cabin Launch named Amohicana II.  Duane and Sylvia Seaver of the Water Wonderland Chapter own this Historic boat.

Pictures of the boats in today’s tour were chosen from pictures submitted for the ACBS membership files.  Today’s picks all have celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2017.


This Historic 1917 Old Town Model OTCA-17 is named Varekai. One-hundred-year-old Varekai is owned by Michael Grace who is a member of the Sunnyland Chapter.

Now for two examples of Antique boats that were 75 years old in 2017:

Amie was a barn find in June of 2014 after being in storage since 1986. Amie is a 17 ft 1942 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout Barrel Back owned by George and Joan Blosser of Smith Mountain Lake Chapter.  This picture was featured on their Christmas card this year.


Blue Moon II is a Chris Craft 18′ Utility manufactured in 1942.  This 75-year-old boat was restored and owned by Jim Frechette, member of Southwest, Sunnyland, and Heartland Classics Chapters. 


Classic boats were manufactured from 1943 through 1975.  Fifty-year-old boats this year made their appearance in 1967.

Scarlett, a 26 ft Lyman Cruisette is owned by ACBS members Frank and Brenda Baker who report, “I purchased this boat from the son of the original owner in Toledo, Ohio. She is docked near Lakeside, Ohio and is used for fishing and cruising around the islands of Western Lake Erie. She has undergone an almost complete restoration at Classic Marine in Vickery, Ohio by Dwight Davis. I owned a restored 21′ Lyman prior to this one but preferred the ride of the 26′ Lyman in the Lake Erie chop. Scarlett is also used to give Wooden Boat rides from the Lakeside pier during the summer Chautauqua Season at Lakeside.


Mark and Maureen Robinson, Chesapeake Bay Chapter, own this 1967 Nova Marine model 24 which is named SuperNova #24.  More information about Nova Marine boats may be found at 

In 2017, boats that were 25 years old officially entered the age classification of Late Classic which now includes boats manufactured between1976 and 1992.Tuckernut was built in 1992 by the Lowell Boat Company. Tuckernut is a 22 ft Down East model.  She is owned by Russell and Nancy Bourne, Sunnyland members.


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1 Comment

  1. You know, I look at all these beautiful Classic Wood boat pictures and I can’t help but hope that in the next life there will be lots of vintage but beautiful wood boats there. Personally, I think there will be because if you remember Jesus walked on water to get out to Peter’s boat so boats have to have a big part of the grand scheme of it all!!!! Sure nice to dream and I hope and pray that all of us boat lovers will someday make it to biggest Boat show ever.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Kurt E Schrang

    Glacier Lakes ……..Oconomowoc WI.

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