Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association

The purpose of this Association is to promote and enjoy the preservation and usage of antique watercraft by including its members in social events and communication.

Recent Updates

New Classifieds
ACBS Toronto Fall Workshop
Lindsay Rib Fest Show Photos
Updated Classified
Trip to Michigan
Michigan Trip Video
Photo Gallery
Upcoming Events
New Member Boat
Member Boat Update
June Mooring Line Newsletter
Keevil Northland Canoe
Member Boat Update
Gifted Boat Update
New Member Boat

Of Interest

Impromptu Hastings Run
Gravenhurst Show
Canada Day at Victoria Place
High Water Summit June 2014
SS Keewatin Tour Photos
May Shop Day Photos
2014 Spring Workshop Photos
2014 Spring Shop Day Photos
Spring Flooding 2014
Installing a New Wood Deck
How to Care for Your Inflatable
Transportation and Trailering
1949 Miss Canada IV Resoration
Royal Mail Ship Segwun
(Oldest operating steamship in North America)
New Membership Application
Member Renewal Application

Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
Welcome to Our Home on the Internet
Rich Hughes

Congratulations to Rich and Linda Hughes who received three awards at the 37th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show held on August 9, 2014 at Les Cheneaux Islands in Hessel, Michigan. The Hughes Aqua Velvet, a 1968 22ft Greavette Executive was awarded First in her Class, Second Best of Show, and the prestigious major award for the show, The Bronson Family Award for Best Craftsman.
BullensAt the same show,TSACBA members Chris and Julie Bullen were awarded Second Place for Best Runabou for their boat Gatsby, a 1947 22ft W. J. Johnson Triple Runabout

More information on the trip to Michigan including a video of TSACBA member adventures


Upcoming Events

Photos of our summer adventures to date

Congratulations to our members who all placed second in their division during competitions at the Toronto Antique & Classic Boat Society 34th annual show in Gravenhurst, Ontario, July 5, 2014:
ACBS Toronto

    Murray Parnell and John Gullick for their Nordson Schnellboote
    Dan and Maureen Allen for their 1947 Shepherd Utility
    Doug and Kathy Potts for their 1933 Scott Launch
    Sean and Cindy Conroy for their 1972 Greavette Sunflash

Full List of winners
Photos of the Show on the TSACBA Facebook page taken by member Thom Wolf.

This website is intended to promote the excitement and appreciation our Association feels for antique watercraft. We hope that it will encourage the ongoing preservation of these fine historical vessels.

Have young children that you want to bond with? Restore a wood boat and pass on a talent and piece of history.

As we all get older, and we look at our birth certificates, one can make the connection that we won’t be able to rebuild ALL of our collection.

If you have the urge and want to donate a boat that needs some work, donating it to a young family can get them interested in Wooden Boats as a Family event. This is a wonderful way to introduce families who have never had a chance to work with a wood boat to own one. This is also a wonderful way to perpetuate our club by introducing young families to wood boat ownership.

By giving a hand up, this will help ensure the longevity of our clubs. Read the story and see photos of a recently gifted boat to the Tekauc Family.

To view photos and information on our various events visit our photo gallery. There you will also find archived photos and information on the Association's attendance at various boat shows and events.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Association visit our Membership page or download our Membership Application. On the Membership page information can be found on ordering Association regalia. For more information on the Association, read current and past issues of our Mooring Line newsletter. For those of you who are already Association members, you can download the renewal form, fill it out, and send it to the Association.

Please do not direct questions pertaining to the value of your boat to this Association. We are not in the position to quote accurate appraisals due to the many variables such as market fluctuations, difficulty in assessing the condition of a boat through email descriptions and pictures, etc. However, with the diversity of knowledge of various Association members, we will be happy to answer any general questions if at all possible.

Classification of antique and classic vessels:

    Historic: A boat built up to and including 1918
    Antique: A boat built between 1919 and 1942 inclusive
    Classic: A boat built between 1943 and 1975inclusive. These age classifications apply to both boats and motors
    Early Contemporary: A wooden boat built 1976 to 1986
    Late Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years

Association Executive 2014

, President
, Vice-President
, Secretary
, Treasurer
, Membership
, Newsletter Editor
, Tour Co-ordinator 1
, Tour Co-ordinator 2
, Director
, Director
, Director
, Past President
, Honourary Member
, Ex-Officio: Web Adminstrator

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