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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

As we all endure more birthdays, what’s cool to own and collect is getting newer. Of course, you car people have seen it happening for many years, but it’s a relatively new phenomenon for us boaters. We’re starting to see Donzis, Boston Whalers, Century Coronados and Resorters, Ski Nautiques and the Glastron boats

by: David Bortner, “Captain” at Freedom Boat Service

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Insurance

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Don't know where to go? We got you covered with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt’s fifth annual “Classic Boat Show Calendar” found in this issue. There are a couple of shows that have either changed their dates or improved the format to make a bigger, better show. One show we are especially excited about is the 27th Annual

by: Captain Dennis J Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Lifestyle

Friday, May 25, 2018

Visit www.acbs.org throughout the season for event updates. June 2: Spring Lake, MI 15th Annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show at Mill Point Park. In-water and park setting displays. Ramp on site. Featuring a huge display of antique outboard motors, by the Wolverine Chapter of the AOMC. Contact: Mark Miller (616) 402-3489 or

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Great Lakes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

It’s hard to believe this is my 36th edition of the “Classic Corner” since I started writing this column in the Winter Issue of 2012. At that time, I had one goal in mind: to entice our Great Lakes Scuttlebutt readership to consider giving the antique and classic boating hobby some consideration. Maybe our readers

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ours is a story of drive, of passion, of legacy. Ours is a journey of setting Van Dam apart as builders of the finest wooden boats in the world. We are excited to take our clients on this journey with us. To what end? Van Dam Custom Boats has spent 40 years hand-crafting wooden boats that can be called “the only one.”

tags: Anniversaries, Antique & Classic Boats

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wow, what a year 2017 has been in the ‘Antique and Classic Boat Show’ world. So many shows have hit major milestones in their longevity of providing outstanding venues for exhibitors and spectators alike. The efforts put forth year after year after year is a testament to all the dedicated members found in A.C.B.S. Chapters

tags: Anniversaries, Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Port Sanilac Antique Boat and Vintage Show is upon us again, with a weekend full of blasts from the past from the water to the highways. Take a stroll on the docks and venture out on the breakwall for spectacular views of Lake Huron and its beautiful shorelines. While taking in this beautiful harbor, get swept back in time with

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Huron

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dock at shore or drive along it, Port Sanilac, Michigan — nicknamed “The Heart of the East Ports” — offers a relaxing setting along the peaceful shores of Lake Huron. Port Sanilac is famous for its historical and quaint setting. If you’re looking for downtown shopping, delicious dinner options, golfing,

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Destination, Lake Huron

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rich and Nancy Kapellen of Sheboygan not only were the People’s Choice Award winner for the best sailboat but claimed Best of Show honors with their 17-foot Penobscot 17 at the Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Aug. 12 & 13 in Sturgeon Bay. Other class winners in the People’s Choice voting

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Promotions & Giveaways

Friday, August 12, 2016

After nine great shows, the Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show will look significantly different this year. With lots of exciting changes in Toledo’s downtown, this will be a “regrouping year” for the event staff, as they work to integrate with the dynamic of the urban waterfront culture. This year’s show

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Erie