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

List of events for 2015
TIBS Photos
New Classified
Dinner & AGM Photos
New Member Boat
October Mooring Line Newsletter
Woody Boater Classic Boat News

Of Interest

Photo Gallery of 2014 Activities TSACBA Donation to New Gananoque Antique Boat Museum
Gifted Boat Update
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
TSACBA Bylaws

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

ImportantCheck out our list of events for 2015 and join in the fun!

ImportantA NEW Class from ACBS International
A new class of antique and classic boats has been added this year, namely, Late Classic 1975-1990, 25 years prior to the current year. This is for wood and non wood boats but only certain hulls and does not include pontoons, inflatables and personal watercraft.

Scroll down the page for a complete listing of the various classes for antique and classic boats.

View photos from the Toronto International Boat Show featuring local antique and classic boats, including glass.

Share Your Love of Antique and Classic Boats
Restoring the boat of your dreams? Have advice on the best way to repair or update your vessel? Does your boat have a special history that is of interest to antique boat buffs? Share your information with other TSACBA members! Send your photos and information to Mooring Line Newsletter Editor for inclusion in one of our newsletters (and we can also share it on our website).

View photos from our Christmas Dinner and Annual General Meeting held on November 29, 2014.

Looking for winter reading about antique and classic boats? Visit Thousand Islands Life Magazine Archives and scroll through for stories on wooden boats.

Other antique and classic boat associations have fun too! Visit ACBS Chapters Newsletter for information on another group's adventures in September 2014. For almost 20 years, a local chapter of ACBS Wine Country Classic Boats, Inc. (WCCB, Inc.) Hammondsport, NY, has been doing a Fall Trip to a different cruising area for four or five days. This year the 30-member group travelled in seven antique and classic boats to the Thousand Islands. This was the groupís fourth trip to the region and you will see they covered all the best bays and channels and had a wonderful time.

Our Association now has A full presence on the World Wide Web!

View Events, Boats for Sale, Nautical Links, and more at our website. While 85% of the visitors to our website come from across Canada, our site has also been visited regularly from across the United States, and such diverse areas as Germany, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Venezuela, and Jamaica!

Thanks to member Thom Wolf, our Association has a Facebook Page where Thom posts photo albums of events, and offers a wide range of postings covering various events, on the water activities, and most recently information on winterizing your boat! Why donít you drop by and like us as well (click on the Facebook logo on the left hand side of this page)!

As of November, our Association has a Twitter page where we are posting Association events, information of interest on wooden boats from around the world, and other information boaters need to know! To date we have followers from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom and that is growing every day! If you are on Twitter, why not visit and follow us (click on the Twitter logo on the left hand side of this page)!

Important information on How to License an Antique or Classic Boat from Past President John Gullick,.

You can certainly see what a great boating summer it was for TSACBA in all kinds of weather this year by browsing photos of our adventures!

LinkLink returns home after 64 years. TSACBA members have made a major contribution to the new Thousand Islands Antique Boat Museum opened this summer in Gananoque, Ontario, by donating a 1950 15í Heron cedar strip boat made by Link Manufacturing of Gananoque Ontario along with a a restored 1950 Johnson QD 10 built in Peterborough. Read more and see photos of the Link, the motor, and the museum.

Congratulations to Rich and Linda Hughes and Chris and Julie Bullen for awards received at the 37th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show held Les Cheneaux Islands in Hessel, Michigan. More information on the trip to Michigan including a video of TSACBA member adventures

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.

    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 wonít 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 1975 inclusive.
    These age classifications apply to both boats and motors
    Late Classic 1975-1990, 25 years prior to the current year. This is for wood and non wood boats but only certain hulls and does not include pontoons, inflatables and personal watercraft.
    Early Contemporary: A wooden boat built 1976 to 1986
    Late Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years

Association Executive 2015

, President
, Vice-President
, Secretary
, Treasurer
, Membership
, Newsletter Editor
, Event Co-ordinator
, Historian
, Director
, Director
, Director
, Director
, Past President
, Web Adminstrator

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