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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Antique Boat Museum recently launched a new virtual exhibition called “From Personal Craft to Museum Object: A Virtual Exhibition Curated by Boat Owners and the Antique Boat Museum” in collaboration with Woody Boater. The exhibition was conceived from an idea Matt Smith of Woody Boater put forward as a way to

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, History, Lake Ontario

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

In the Summer Issue 2019 last year, I wrote about the high water levels throughout the Great Lakes region. Unfortunately, the water never lowered over the fall and winter like it normally does, and with the heavy spring rains, the big lake levels have broken the all-time highs each month this year! Combine the COVID-19 lockdown in

by: Captain Dennis Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Lake Michigan, Lifestyle

Monday, May 4, 2020

As I write this issue’s article, I am in lockdown like most, and ponder as to how long and what is to be expected afterwards with classic boat shows and other events we enjoy. I wintered in Florida this year, and planned three weeks near Mt. Dora to attend two classic events. The first was the Vintage Raceboat Club Regatta, and

by: Captain Dennis Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, COVID-19

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Thousand Islands Boat Museum in Gananoque, Ontario has been building a tangible legacy to house special nautical treasures… and it’s almost complete! Located on the St. Lawrence River just 20 minutes from Kingston, the Boathouse is already attracting visitors from far and wide, sharing the magic spirit of the Thousand

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Company Expansions, History, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to check off a long time “bucket list” item: to visit the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. I had made plans a couple of times and had to cancel each time… but not this time! The ACBS Michigan Chapter Commodore, Jack Warren, put together a well-planned, multi-day cruise on

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Georgian Bay, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Travel

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Recreational boats spanning the decades since 1913 in a dry-land marina. Current-model boats representing modern hull and propulsion design. Historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Boating and aquatic science experts. On-the-State-Fair- pond skiff rowing opportunities. All this is part of th new Great New York State Fair Maritime

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Event, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Well, this summer will be a trying one for those of us living on bodies of water attached to a Great Lake. As I write this article in early June, ALL FIVE Great Lakes are now above their record high water levels for the month of May and are forecasted to stay at this level or even rise some, over the summer boating season. This will

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Safety

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, New York, will host its longest, continuously running Antique Boat Show for the 55th year Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. The Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction features boats and motors of all makes, models, and age

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Celebrating over eighty years of continuous business this year, Howe Marine had humble beginnings in 1938. Originally opened in Indian River, Mich., as ‘Majestic Marine’, Steve Majestic was the first owner, followed by “Stub” and Bessie Howe in 1942. After updating the name, “Stub” and his wife also

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Dealerships, Engines, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair

Monday, May 13, 2019

Visit www.acbs.org throughout the season for event updates. June 1: Spring Lake, MI 16th annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show at Mill Point Park. In-water and Park setting displays. Ramp on site. Featured boats this year are the ‘lapstrake’ style (also known as clinker built) from all manufacturers, both wood and

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

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