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 Classified
New Member Boat
Christmas Dinner Registration
October Mooring Line Newsletter
Woody Boater Classic Boat News
TSACBA Donation to New Gananoque Antique Boat Museum
New Classifieds
Updated Classified

Of Interest

Photo Gallery of 2014 Activities 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

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

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


Upcoming Events


    Our regularly scheduled events for 2014 will wrap up with our November 29 Christmas Dinner and Annual General Meeting at the Best Western Otonabbee. Inn. Why not join fellow Association members to share stories of summer adventures, work projects, or just to have some fun participating in our silent auction and other events taking place during the evening. Everyone will be receiving registration form in the mail or you can download it here. If you wish to stay overnight at the hotel bookings must be made by November 1, 2014. Details

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 15’ 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 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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