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33rd Annual "Where It All Began" Boat Show (Algonac, MI)

Date: June 21 - 23, 2019
Location: Show map
Algonac Harbor Club
1999 Pointe Tremble Rd
Algonac, MI 48001


Contact: Greg Lewandowski
Email: [email protected]

The Michigan Chapter’s 33rd Annual "Where It All Began" Boat Show will once again be held at the Algonac Harbour Club, home to the original Algonac Plant for Chris-Craft in Algonac, Michigan. Participants will enjoy three days of classic boats and classic boating in the historic waters of Algonac, the St. Clair River and Harsen’s Island.

This year we will be featuring outboard powered boats of any hull material.  See information section below for more details.

Registration deadline is June 9th to be included in the show program.  Registration is accepted until June 17th on a first-come first-served basis so get those registrations in early!

Hope to see you there! 


Several events require a WRISTBAND to be worn to participate. Wristbands will be included in your registration package. Please check in at the registration tent to pick up your registration package prior to your scheduled event.


Registration will be open from 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.


Marina will be open for public viewing of boats from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Lunch Cruise (Wristband Required Event)

Captain's Meeting begins at 10:00 A.M. to review route information. Final destination will be the Idle Hour Yacht Club on Harsens Island with a complementary lunch for those with wristbands. Cash bar for beverages.

Welcome Party (Wristband Required Event)

Show participants are invited to gather at 6:30 P.M. under the historic water tower.

Registration will be open from 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Coffee and Donuts

Available beginning at 8:00 A.M. while supplies last adjacent to the registration tent.

Boat Show

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. with awards at 3:30 P.M. under the water tower. Free cruiser tours and free boat rides available. (Volunteers Needed)

Free Shuttle

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Continuous loop around Algonac with stops at local museums and restaurants. Hop on and off at any or all stops.

Informal Boat Cruise

4:00 P.M. Fire up your boats and join others for an informal cruise up the St. Clair River to the state park and back. Weather Permitting.


Old Club Brunch (Wristband Required Event)

Boats going to the Old Club should plan to depart the Harbour Club at 8:30 A.M. Those going by land should plan to arrive at the Old Club by 9:30 A.M. Brunch will be served at 10:00 A.M. Guest speaker will follow brunch. Seating is limited. No denim or collarless shirts are allowed (Old Club policy).


This year's show is non-judged with the exception of "Best of Show" and "Best Boat of our Featured Class." There will also be a few fun awards.

This year's featured boat is Gentleman's Racer of any hull material. Gentleman's Racer is defined by engine forward, rear cockpit seating.

Boat Class Definitions are as follows (inclusive of any hull material): Runabout, Utility, Skiff, Cruiser, Outboard, Other (launch, racer, sail, etc...). Boats with "For Sale" signs will not be considered for any awards.


The deadline date for pre-show registration is Saturday, June 8th to appear in the show program. Later registration will be accepted based on available space.


Docking space is limited and will be provided on a first come - first served basis, so early registration is encouraged. Once all docking space is assigned, late registered boats will be offered land display if available and applicable for the size of the boat.


For cruisers needing hookup and overnight accommodations, arrangements must be made with the marina harbormaster. There is a fee. If you plan on docking Friday, the docking committee will try to put you in the slip you will have Saturday. If for some reason that is not possible, you may have to move Saturday morning for the show.


There are no launch facilities at the Harbour Club. A DNR public ramp is available 1/4 mile downstream (South) of the marina. If you wish to drop your trailer and have use of your vehicle for the weekend, you may leave your trailer on the grassy field directly across the highway from the marina at no charge.

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