Aug
15
Sun
“Shooting Star” Presidents Open House Celebration @ Spring Hill
Aug 15 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 pm

Adirondack Chapter members join your President Ed Becker and his wife Sally at a location TBA 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 91st Birthday celebration complete with period drinks and d’oeuvres!

Though 1930 attire is encouraged, it is not required.

Aug
23
Mon
Southern Lake George Historic Guided Tour @ To Be Announced
Aug 23 @ 1:56 pm – 2:56 pm
Aug
27
Fri
47th Lake George Rendezvous @ The Lake George Village Docks
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

 

Lake George Rendezvous 2021


The Adirondack Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society Presents the 47th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous

August 27th – 28th, 2021

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.

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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 and classic Triumph sports cars. 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 again a 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.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday August 27th:

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

~ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm: Cocktails/Hors Oeuvres welcome gathering at the Fort William Henry Hotel.

Saturday August 28th:

~ 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 dinner at Fort William Henry Hotel

Fill in, print and mail our 2021 show registration at

WEEKEND DETAILS:

Friday August 27th:  12 noon

Bring your boat and join members of the Adirondack chapter as they escort you on a guided tour of the Southern basin of Lake George. This 90 minute cruise will start and conclude at the village docks.

Friday night Cocktails:  5:45 pm – 8:00 pm at the beautiful Fort William Henry Hotel.

Saturday Awards Dinner: 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 2021 show registration form to meet us at The Fort William Henry Hotel for an informal BBQ and awards ceremony. For more information,  https://www.fortwilliamhenry.com/.

Again this year,  we have made arrangements for participants to keep their boats at the docks until late Saturday night. We will have a watchman to oversee the security of the boats until the last boat departs. Enjoy and relax  without worrying about tending to your boat.

 RENDEZVOUS DETAILS:

Registration: Registrations will be honored in the order received, so be sure to submit your registration materials as soon as possible. In the unlikely event that the Show has to be delayed or cancelled due to COVID-19, refunds will be made in full. Registration forms  are mailed to members and available to print here and return by mail no later than August 13th.  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 beckerdvm@gmail.com.

~ 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 lgboatinspections.com 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. dunhamsbaymarina.com 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. norowalmarina.com 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: This Show sells out and registrations will be assigned slips in the order they are postmarked. After the docks are full, we will assign slips stern-in to the boardwalk on a line. 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. 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, at (518) 469-3600 beckerdvm@gmail.com

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 Be sure to follow us on Facebook at Antique and Classic Boat Society – Adirondack chap We look forward to seeing you at the show!

                                      

 

 

 

Sep
13
Mon
Schroon Lake Historic Guided Boat Tour @ Schroon Lake, NY
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SCHROON LAKE
HISTORICAL BOAT TOUR

WHAT:

This is a guided, narrated, boat tour of the whole of Schroon Lake stopping at eleven points of
interest.

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:00PM to approximately 4:00PM (rain date Wed July 28)

WHERE:

The tour will start and end at the Schroon Lake town docks by the Dock Street launch.

HOW:

This is a bring your own power boat event (or hitch a ride with a friend). Antique and classic power
boats are encouraged but any power boat will do. A packet of photos corresponding to the narration
will be emailed to participants prior to the event. Some photos are in MS Word format, some in
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Participants can either print the photos or bring an electronic device to
view the photos on the tour as the narration is presented. A walkie-talkie will be loaned to each boat
on the tour.

WHO:

YOU and your family/friends are specifically invited to the tour because of your interest in antique and
classic boats. This free tour is sponsored by and run by the Adirondack Chapter of the Antique and
Classic Boat Society. You don’t need to be a member to participate in the tour but if you are not we
hope this event will encourage you to join.

RSVP:

So that we can email a photo packet to you and know how many walkie-talkies are needed.

RSVP by Sept. 6th.Paul Leah at pd2leah@verizon.net or call 518-532-7267.

Sep
23
Thu
Tumblehome Boatshop Historic Discussion September 23rd @ Tumblehome Boatshop
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rueben Smith will present a discussion of antique boats of the Adirondack area. Doors open 6pm.

Oct
2
Sat
Adirondack Chapter Annual Meeting @ Augie's Restaurant
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From the comfort of your home or wherever you happen to be!

 

Oct
17
Sun
Fall Historic Presentation at HackerCraft Boats @ New HackerCraft Headquarters in Queensbury, NY
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

John Skinner will give a presentation on the legendary JohnHacker.

Dec
5
Sun
Chapter Board of Directors Zoom Meeting open to all members
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm