This picture was taken in 1965, but the 25 ft boat in the background was manufactured in 1917 making it 101 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.  


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

Now for two examples of Antique boats that were 76 years old in 2018:

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 76-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-one 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 

Boats that are 25 years old officially enter the age classification of Late Classic which now includes boats manufactured between 1976 and 1993.

Tuckernut was built in 1992 by the Lowell Boat Company. Tuckernut is a 22′ Down East model.  She is owned by Russell and Nancy Bourne, Sunnyland members.

We would like to see a picture of your boat in the next Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.

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  • include year, manufacturer, model of boat, and name
  • tell home port and/or where picture was taken
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