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Friday, September 7, 2018

Ever seen one of those cool colored, jet age styled vintage fiberglass outboards — you know, the ones from the late 1950s and early 1960s — and say to yourself, “Man, I would love to get behind the wheel of that beauty”? Well, do I have the answer for you! Now, you can fulfill your dreams… at least for

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan, Rentals

Thursday, August 23, 2018

On Saturday August 25, 2018 Ramsey Brothers Restorations and the Dart Boat Company present the twelfth annual Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show. The event will take place at Promenade Park, 400 Water Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604 from 10:00am until 4:30pm. This is an all ages event and free to the public. This Toledo Antique &

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Toledo has always been a hotbed of powerboat activity, from as far back as the 1913 Centennial Regatta, through the years up to the Portside heyday of the 1980s. Destinations such as the Presque Isle Amusement Park, Walbridge Park, and the Lake Erie Park and Casino made for great boating entertainment on the Maumee River and Lake

by: David Ramsey, Owner

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, History, Lake Erie, Service & Repair

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Goodrich Park in Whitehall, Mich., has been the location for a boat show for over 20 years, but this year’s boat show will be shifting gears and adding classic cars. Organized by the West Michigan Old Speckled Hen MG Car Club, the White Lake Classic Boat and Car Show will offer spectators a wide variety. The Vietnam-era Patrol

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

Monday, June 25, 2018

Boats Made in Holland: A Michigan Tradition is a new book featuring the men and women who produced watercraft with creativity, skillful hands, financial resources, and cooperation. It also illustrates the area’s rich and long history of successful companies that produced pleasure boats, working boats, and military craft out of

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Books & Charts, History, Lake Michigan

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

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