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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

Monday, May 13, 2019

In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love… boatin’ Forgive me for altering Alfred Tennyson’s “Locksley Hall” poem from 1842, but I can’t help but wonder if it’s just me… This the time of year that always makes me glad I didn’t sell that old boat of mine

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Feel Good Story, Lifestyle

Friday, April 12, 2019

In the Spring Issue (Mar/Apr) 2019, we focused on “Women in Boating”. In the world of classic boating, women have a long history of leadership in the hobby of antique and classic boats. As many of our readers know, the Antique and Classic Boating Society, (ACBS) is made up of 53 Chapters, each with their own board of

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Women in Boating

Friday, January 25, 2019

Happy “Classic” New Year! In my ongoing series of writing about interesting people, places, and things around the world of the classic boat hobby, in this issue, I want to introduce you to one of the most interesting and knowledgeable people in the world of the ‘Classic Inboard Parts’ business, Mr. Jim Staib of

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Service & Repair

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Well, another year under the old transom. Time to think about Christmas gifts for that boater who has everything! Our Year End “Buyer’s Guide” is published each year to showcase new and interesting products our readership might have a need for, or interest in. For my part, I tried to find several gift ideas for

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Gift Ideas