ACBS Annual Meeting in September

March 25, 2019

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire ABM Staff and Volunteer Teams, we are excited to welcome you to Clayton, NY and the Thousand Islands region during the ACBS Annual Meeting in September.

If you are unable to attend the ACBS Annual Meeting & Boat Show in September, we encourage you to come and visit our beautiful waterfront campus for 55th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction – Friday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 4th. All boats, from small craft to gentleman racers, are welcome!  Come and see the two Baby Gars, Snail and Cicada, from the museum’s permanent collection.

We look forward to seeing you at either event!  Please don’t hesitate to contact our offices if you have any questions.

Happy Boating!

Sincerely,

Caitlin Playle

Events and Communications Coordinator

Antique Boat Museum

750 Mary Street

Clayton, NY 13624

http://www.abm.org

35th Annual Vintage Treasures Antique and Classic Boat Show

To:       All SNEC Chapter Members

FR:       Executive Board-SNEC

Plans are well underway for the 35th Annual Vintage Treasures Antique and Classic Boat Show on the grounds of the CT River Museum in Essex, CT.  The show will take place the weekend of July 12-14, 2019.

Our show this year will be dedicated to the lives of Chapter Members Chris Johnson and Cliff McGuire!

We decided to” kick-off” our 35th Anniversary Show by having “Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille” serve a variety of passed and placed hors d’Oeuvres and dessert.  We have arranged for the hors d’Oeuvres to be served on the beautiful new deck at the museum. A cash bar will also be located on the deck as well as tables and umbrellas!

Saturday night’s meal will again be The Big Green Truck Pizza”! Everyone loved our pizza night in 2018 so we thought it would be fun to do it again for 2019! This is a great opportunity to have a good time after the show and we hope all chapter members will be able to join us for one or more of the dinners!

Good Medicine Rx will be playing music for both nights.

As we did in 2018, we are reaching out to chapter members, by asking for all members to participate in the show. If you are unable to participate with a boat, please consider making a donation of a gift card, gift basket to be used for our raffle. Boating books or parts are great things to donate for the ship’s store as well! Your name will be listed in the show program as a donator to the show.  Please contact Lynn (860-966-7189) or Bette (203) 264-5823 if you wish to contribute something.

Please note: We need to know about all donations NO LATER than Friday June 28th as we have a deadline for printing! You can bring your donations to the show on Friday, but it is imperative that we know about the items being donated by the timeframe listed.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bette.

 

The chapter will give you a donation form for tax purposes.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

Executive Board

2019

 

 

Clifford William McGuire Jr.

McGuire, Clifford William, Jr.
Clifford (Kip) McGuire, Jr., of Guilford, CT, passed away peacefully December 20, 2018 at the age of 76. Husband of Patricia (Gildea) McGuire. Father of Megan Dunphey and her husband Paul of Ridgewood, NJ and Sean McGuire and his wife Kimberly Geeslin of Bloomington, IN. Brother of Philip McGuire. Predeceased by his sister Cindy Scagliotti. Also survived by five grandchildren: Molly, John, Emme, Logan, and Hayden.
Born in Hartford, CT, son of late Clifford and Rita McGuire. Cliff graduated from Conard High School in West Hartford and Providence College, and later received an MBA from the University of Hartford. He served his country as an officer in the Navy and later retired from the Coast Guard Reserves after 24 years with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Cliff was a longtime employee of Unisource (Rourke Eno) Paper and Packaging Company as a sales representative. He was a member of Guilford’s Marina and Harbor Management Commissions, drove the senior community bus, and served as a defensive driving instructor for AARP. His favorite pastime was boating on the Connecticut River and spending time with friends from the Southern New England Chapter of the Antique Classic Boat Society. Cliff relished time spent with high school and college friends and those he was fortunate enough to meet later in life. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
The McGuire family would like to thank Dr. Zaheer and his staff for all their compassionate care.
Friends may call Friday, January 4 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St., Guilford on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, 753 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, or Guilford Volunteer Fire Dept., 390 Church St., Guilford, CT 06437. To share a memory or leave condolences, visit www.guilfordfuneralhome.com

Patty’s address is as follows: 241 Barnshed Ln Guilford CT 06437-1138

 

 

 The Southern New England Chapter Will Cruise the Connecticut River!

MORE CRUISE INFO!

 The Southern New England Chapter Will Cruise the Connecticut River!

 Chapter Member Charlie Hand will be organizing a fall cruise on the CT River on Saturday September 29, 2018!

Launch will be at the Salmon River, 117 E. Haddam Moodus Road, East Haddam, CT 06423.  The launch is located at the mouth of the Salmon River, off Route 149, 1.5 miles North of the junction with Route 82. Launch will be between 9:00-10:00 a.m.Reminder – make sure your boat is fueled up!

The tide will allow getting behind Seldens Island on the return trip and a visit to Hamburg Cove.

A lunch stop will be at Essex Island MarinaLunch is on your ownPlease bring your own beverage.

 River cruise will include a poker run.

The cruise will then meander back up the river to Haddam Meadows where we will take the boats out and head home.

Please contact Charlie Hand no later than September 24th if you are interested in participating. Charlie’s cell is 860-575-0571 or email: chand67@comcast.net .

 Let’s hope that the weather will be beautiful!

Lynn McFarlin, SNEC Chapter President

 

Bay State Classic Boat Club invites you to: The 2018 Lake Quinsigamond Classic Boat Show Saturday Sept. 8th, 9 am – 2 pm

Join us for our annual classic boats show and boating social at Regatta Point Sailing
Center on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Display your classic boat to a new
crowd, ride your boat and have a great time!
The boat show will be held in conjunction with the Lake Association’s annual boat
parade on the lake, with a 2 PM start.
After the parade we will meet again at the sailing center for a dock party, with food,
beer and wine for purchase from 2 – 5 PM. Live music and good friends!
More info and your registration package at http://www.baystatewoodies.org or call
508 450 7602. Valid boat registration and insurance is required

54th Annual 1000 Island Antique Boat Show – Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY

August 3-5, 2018

Southern New England Chapter Members Danny and Eileen Ross, Chris and Corrine Johnson, Wes and Gail Van Dine, Charlie and Kathy Hand, Paul and Betty Reisbeck as well as Bette and Lee Heinzman attended the 54th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY the weekend of August 3-5, 2018.  Other than being hot and slightly humid, the weather was perfect for a boat show!

A very nice evening reception was held on Thursday, August 2nd which was sponsored by The Thousand Island Chapter of ACBS.  This was a great opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones and to watch some of the boats for the show arriving.  The sunset on the St. Lawrence River was spectacular!

The show opened to the general public on Friday and even though the crowd was small for a weekday, the grounds were busy as was the flea market across the street and the vendors that were set up on the street (i.e., several wineries, food trucks, artists, etc.).  It was great to just walk around and look at everything and eat!  There were no formal activities planned for Friday evening so you were on your own for dinner or sight-seeing, going out for a boat ride or walking through the town of Clayton as many of the shops stayed open.

The show opened at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and even with a slight breeze, it was still HOT!  I believe there were 82 boats registered on both land and water and of those 82 approximately 60 were being judged – so the judges had their work cut out for them.  Wes and Chris were part of the judging team. There was also “Hagerty Youth” judging and it was great to see the kids participating.   The crowd was steady throughout the day and the flea market and the concession stands on the street continued to draw crowds. There was also a number of speaker forums that you could attend.

The boat auction conducted by Antique Boat America began at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and even though the number of boats being auctioned was smaller than in past years, there was still a goodly number that were “hammered down” by the auctioneer!  The Clipper Inn in Clayton provided the “heavy nibbles” on Saturday evening.

Brunch on Sunday was catered again by the Clipper Inn and as usual was very good.  Once brunch was finished, Rebecca Hopfinger, Executive Director of the Antique Boat Museum welcomed the crowd to the awards ceremony and then turned the program over to Chief Judge, Brian Gagnon.  Brian explained the judging procedure to the audience and introduced the judges that were still in attendance – then it was on to the awards!

Southern New England Chapter Members did very well in the awards presentation! Congratulations to Chris Johnson, who was named the Fred Thompson Boater of the Year.  Chris received a standing ovation from the assembly; Wes and Gail Van Dine also won a 1st place award – Preserved Classic Utility.  Their boat was a 1946 Gar Wood Ensign named JAZZ.  Following the awards ceremony, the boat parade began – it was a great end to a perfect show!

If you have never been to the Thousand Islands, be sure to put Clayton, NY and the Thousand Islands on your “bucket list”! – Bette Heinzman, SNEC Chapter Secretary

34th Annual Vintage Treasures Boat Show Awards-2018

First Place Awards

Boat Name Year Make Owner
Wood-Ya 1946 Chris-Craft Deluxe John Rau
Prop-Ella 1950 Penn Yan Swift Tom Davenport
Driftwood 1954 Chris-Craft Sea Skiff Paul Mertz
JAZZ 1946 GarWood Ensign Wes & Gail Van Dine
No Name 1952 Penn Yan Trail Boat Jay Hardingham

Second Place Awards

Miss Aspen 1935 GarWood Runabout Chris Enger
No Name 1957 Penn Yan Swift Chris Johnson
Telstar 1964 Custom Craft Todd Williams
Anastasia 1960 Whitehouse Matthew Smith
C*Glass 1973 Chris-Craft-XK 22 John Bakke

 Third Place Awards

Miss Keuka 1951 Penn Yan Aristocrat Robert Donald
Penny Candy 1950 Chris-Craft Riviera Carl Junghans

Special Awards

Award Boat Name Year Make Owner
Best Restored Wood-Ya 1946 Chris-Craft Deluxe John Rau
 

Best Preserved

 

Driftwood

 

1954

Chris-Craft Sea Skiff  

Paul Mertz

 

Judges Choice

 

LOGO

 

1942

Chris-Craft Custom Runabout  

Boyd Mefferd

People’s Choice Anastasia 1960 Whitehouse Sedan Matthew Smith
Best Chris Craft Wood-Ya 1946 Chris-Craft Deluxe John Rau
Best GarWood JAZZ 1946 GarWood Ensign Wes & Gail Van Dine
Best Non-Wood It’s Knot 1985 Elite Craft Charlie Hand
Most Original (ACBS Award)  

No Name

 

1957

 

Penn Yan Swift

 

Chris Johnson

Chief Judge:    David McFarlin

Judges:            Hank Conkey

Andrew Robb

Boyd Mefferd

Chris Johnson

Katie Haines