Join us at the Hacker Craft Boats production facility for a tour of the shop and discussion about the boats being built and restored. John Skinner will lead us and he is a wealth of knowledge.
The legacy is that of John L. Hacker (1877-1961), the preeminent naval architect of mahogany pleasure crafts of the last century, whose designs included some of the greatest mahogany boats ever built, with exotic names such as Pardon Me, Thunderbird, El Lagarto, Bootlegger, Peerless, Dolphin, Kitty Hawk, Belle Isle Bear Cats, My Sweetie, among others.
In the 1930’s, our celebrated boats were named “The Steinway of Runabouts,” and have exhilarated people around the world: Gold Cup racers, celebrities, royalty, captains of industry… and those who simply want the very best.
June 1st at 7pm is our” Town Hall “type Adirondack Chapter Board of Directors meeting. We instituted Zoom meetings last fall with the Board, and it worked great. This is your chapter and we need your input! All members are encouraged to join us for this brief, but informative 20-40-minute digital meeting via Zoom. Be sure to “Check In” so you will learn all about our chapter happenings. We always welcome new ideas!
We will email you specific instructions to join using your computer, tablet or your cell phone with the Zoom app.
Adam will show you around his shop and explain what work is being done on boats there.
Reets Boatworks is a Custom Boat shop specializing in the building and restoration of wood boats. With over 20 years’ experience they have the capabilities to handle any power or sail boats of up to 40 feet in length and 12 tons in weight.Award winning new custom wood boats are their specialty but they are also well suited for fiberglass boat restorations and customizations.
This is a casual gathering at a local restaurant accessible by boat or car. It is being organized by Adam Reetersdorf and we will post the location and time when available,
This is a casual gathering for food and conversation at a local venue to be determined. It is being organized by Neil and Ann Satterly. Details will be published when available.
Adirondack Chapter members join your President Ed Becker and his wife Sally at their home for a 1930s open house. We look forward to meeting with you during an informal afternoon of socializing as we relive 1930- the year of “Shooting Star”. It will be a 90th Birthday celebration complete with period drinks and d’oeuvres!
Though 1930 attire is encouraged, it is not required.
We welcome you to join us in celebrating the 47th 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 over 50 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 and cocktails on Friday night at the beautiful Fort William Henry Hotel. Come and catch up on old friendships and start new ones.
Conclude the weekend again at Fort William Henry Hotel, walking distance from the docks for a casual Awards dinner. Relax and rejuvenate yourself while your boats are being tended by a watchman. The dinner concludes at 6:30pm, leaving plenty of time to trailer/motor home.
***NEW THIS YEAR!***
The Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center across from Beach Road from the show are once again a show sponsor. They have set aside a block of rooms for our event at a substantial discount, and will also allow our members staying there adequate parking for boat trailers. Call the hotel directly at (518) 668-3081 and refer to Antique & Classic Boat Show to obtain the room discount.