Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
Welcome to Our Home on the Internet
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.
At 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
Severn Bridge Run and Pot Luck, Saturday September 13, 2014. SOLD OUT Watch for information coming on our September 27 run on Chemong Lake.
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:
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
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