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