Lake George Rendezvous 2018



The Adirondack Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society

Invites you to attend the 45th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous

August 24th – 25th, 2018

We welcome you to join us in celebrating the 45th annual Lake George Rendezvous, to be held on the village docks in Lake George, NY.

Lake George, nicknamed the “Queen of American Lakes” is 32 miles long and varies from 1-3 miles in width. There are 395 islands sprinkled throughout the crystal-clear water. Come and plan on spending the weekend exploring our beautiful lake and participate in this annual event. In addition to many boats on display both in and out of the water, there will also be a land display of Model T automobiles. Food and ice cream vendors will be on site for your convenience.

See the details below, including a welcome cocktail / hors d’ oeuvres aboard the classic vessel The Morgan on Friday night. Come and catch up on old friendships and start new ones. Space is limited!

Conclude the weekend at Fort William Henry Hotel, walking distance from the docks for a casual BBQ/Awards picnic. Relax and rejuvenate yourself while your boats are being tended by a watchman. The picnic concludes at 6:30pm, leaving plenty of time to trailer/motor home.


Friday August 24th:

~ 12 Noon: Guided lake tour of Southern basin in your boat. Event will start at the village docks.

~ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm: Cocktails/Hors D’Oeuvres welcome cruise aboard The Morgan vessel

Saturday August 25th:

~ 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Registration and dock/land assignments. Complimentary coffee and pastries for  exhibitors.

~ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Boats on display.

~ 2:00 pm: Captains meeting for Fly-By participants

~ 3:00 pm: Fly-By parade; immediately return to docks to attend the BBQ awards dinner

~ 4:30 – 6:30pm: Weekend conclusion and awards BBQ at Fort William Henry Hotel



Friday August 24th:  12 noon

Bring your boat and join members of the Adirondack chapter as they take you on a guided tour of the Southern basin, starting at 12 noon. This 90 minute cruise (feel free to end sooner if you prefer) will start and conclude at the village docks. Questions and sign up, Contact Tom Carmel at (914) 584-4005

Friday night Cocktail Cruise:  5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a 2 hour cocktail / hors d’oeuvres cruise aboard the Morgan hailing from the beautiful Sagamore resort. The Morgan is a replica of a 19th-century touring vessel that offers guests an unforgettable Lake George experience. Take in some of the best views the Adirondacks have to offer as you sail in style aboard the 72-foot vessel across the lake’s clear waters and into the narrows, while meeting up with new and old friends. There is a limited number of spaces available for this exciting trip, so be sure to sign up early and secure your spot on the show registration form below. Automobile parking is available at the Sagamore. For more information,

Saturday BBQ/Awards: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Immediately following the conclusion of the Rendezvous, a short walk up the hill from the docks.

Sign up on the show registration form to meet us at The Fort William Henry Hotel for an informal BBQ and awards ceremony. For more information,

This year we have made arrangements for participants to keep their boats at the docks for 24 hours from the start of the show Saturday. We will have a watchman to oversee the security of the boats until the last boat departs. Enjoy and relax a while without worrying about tending to your boat.


Fill in and print our  2018 ADK show registration

Registration: Due to docking limitations, only ACBS members will be allowed to display their boat in the water. Registration forms need to be completed and returned no later than August 14th. Late registration will be available until August 23rd for an additional fee of $30, but dock space and space on the Friday night cocktail cruise is not guaranteed. Registration forms can also be obtained online to print out at, and mailed to PO Box 2501 Silver Bay, NY 12874. Be sure to include your email address on the registration form, for further communication.The Adirondack chapter continues to support the guidelines presented by ACBS International regarding the “Best Preserved” and “Best Restored” categories.The general criteria is traditional boats containing less than 65% of their original hull side and deck planks should be considered as “restored” rather than “preserved”. Bottom replacement is a safety item and should not be factored into the preserved/restored estimate.  Feel free to email Ed Becker with any questions at

~ If registering as a Vendor, it is required by the Village of Lake George to obtain a permit from them. Go to village of lake george homepage and search vendor application. Please include your permit and tax ID# on our registration form.

Launching sites:

All trailered boats being launched in Lake George must undergo an inspection at one of the seven regional inspection stations around the lake before launching. This is to ensure that there are no invasive species being introduced to Lake George by trailers or boats. All boats should be clean, drained and dry for free inspection by attending technicians. Refer to for complete information and launch sites.

  • Million Dollar Beach ramp: Located on Beach Road in Lake George village, just east of the docks. If you would like to use this launch, it’s best to arrive early, as there are only 25 spaces for trailer parking. Go to Lake George docks and boat launch for full information.
  • Dunham’s Bay Marina: On the east side, 4.3 miles north on 9L. This site is for small boats only – 22 feet or less with low windshields, as there is a fixed bridge you need to go under to get to the lake. Phone: (518)744-2627 or (518)798-1718
  • Norowal Marina: On the west side, 11.3 miles north on 9N in Bolton Landing. Full service marina. Phone: (518) 644-3741

If you trailer your boat to Lake George, please remember to purchase a Lake Use Permit. These are available at any Marina.

Docking Information: As always, we will accommodate as many boats as possible in the water, but there is a limited number of slips. Be sure to register early to ensure your slip. The week of the event, you will receive an email of the docking layout so you will know where your slip is reserved. Remember  to bring plenty of fenders and lines, as some boats will be tying stern in to the sea wall; with bow secured via tether line. Please arrive between 8:00 – 9:30 am and be in place by 9:45 am. We will have dock hands to assist you in locating your slip as well as securing your boat. Upon tying up your boat, make your way to the registration tent located at the center of the docking area and enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries. You will also check in here and receive your registration bag. This will contain name tags for registered crew members, gifts, as well as your boat placard to be displayed. If you choose to participate in the fly-by mid afternoon, your placard will have your boat’s number on the back. This is for identification purposes. Be sure to browse our ship’s store here for new items!

Fly-By: This is always a hit with the attending crowd!  Spectators look forward to hearing the rumbling start of the boat engines and watching them take off from the docks before circling back to the crowd.  Accompanying the boats will be our knowledgeable announcer explaining a brief description of each participating vessel as it passes before the crowd. Be sure to include a complete history of your boat, as this will be a reference for our announcer. After completing the fly-by, return to the docks, secure your boat, and head to the BBQ at Fort William Henry, a short walk up the hill  to enjoy a relaxing picnic for the conclusion of the weekend. We will have a brief captain’s meeting reviewing the fly-by details at approximately 2pm.

For further questions please contact :

Rendezvous Chairman Ed Becker, DVM at (518) 469-3600

Rendezvous Co-Chairman Tom Carmel at (914) 584-4005


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                      We look forward to seeing you at the show!