Lake George Rendezvous 2019

The Adirondack Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society

Invites you to attend the 47th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous

August 28th – 29th, 2020

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 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.


Friday August 28rd:

~ 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 24th:

~ 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 and print our 2019 show registration at 2019 ADC Show Registration For Web PDF.

Register and pay online at 47th Annual Lake George Rendezvous


Friday August 28rd:  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 2019 show registration form (coming soon) to meet us at The Fort William Henry Hotel for an informal BBQ and awards ceremony. For more information,

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.


Fill in and print at 2019 ADC Show Registration For Web PDF.

Register and pay online at 47th Annual Lake George Rendezvous

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 13th. Late registration will be available until August 23rd for a fee of $70, but dock space and space is not guaranteed. Registration forms will be available soon. 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

Fill in and print at 2019 ADC Show Registration For Web PDF.

Register and pay online at 47th Annual Lake George Rendezvous

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                      We look forward to seeing you at the show!