Monday, August 21, 2023

Lake George Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Shows Extended to THIRD Port

2022 drone photo, by Neil Satterly


Lake George, NY – More than 60 antique and classic boats will be featured at three Annual Lake George Classic Boats Rendezvous Shows. Now in its 49th year, this free boat show is providing a viewing of boats never before displayed:

To accommodate more very old and slower craft ACBS Adirondack Chapter Extends its 49th Annual Rendezvous Show to 3 ports on historic Lake George.

Hague Town Dock, NY 9L FRI, Aug 25, 9AM to noon
Bolton Landing: Rogers Park Town Docks, NY 9L FRI, Aug 25, 9 AM to 11 AM;

Lake George Village Docks, Beach Road, SAT Aug 26 10 AM to 4 PM;

Friday, Aug 25 Hague Town Dock, 9 am to noon: Featured there will be a 1930 live-steam launch, a 1950s outboard race boat “Gingerly,” and a fully restored 19-teens Fay & Bowen. Each boat marks their historic return to the waters of Lake George in this event.
Friday, Aug 25 at the Bolton Landing Town Docks 9 am to noon in Rogers Memorial Park. Featured there will  be the recently restored late-1890s Elco Electric Launch, St. Louis, of Mohican Point, along with a 1924 24! Hacker-Craft Dolphin powered by a Chrysler V-8 and a dozen other craft in the water and trailered on land.

2022 Photo, by Neil Satterly

The main gathering will be at the Lake George Village public docks on Beach Road, Saturday Aug 26 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Featured will be a 1957 Amphicar, a mid-century LG 8’ hydroplane with racing outboard engine, a 1957 Shepard 28’ Express Cruiser and a preserved 1968 19’6” Sanger Ski Boat (fiberglass).

An on-land preview of the Village show will be held Friday afternoon, for trailered boats, from 3-5 pm. All three venues are free and open to the public.

Bring the family to see some rare, restored award-winners, including mahogany speedboat runabouts, early double-ended launches, hydroplane outboard race boats, classic Chris-Crafts, Hacker-Crafts, GarWoods at home on the Lake for decades, early outboard motors and even classic, restored Mid-20th Century fiberglass models.

Children are invited for a free ride around the LG waterfront in “Adironduck,” a 1950s Chris-Craft 10′ Racing Pram wooden kit-boat replica, powered by a vintage Evinrude engine. It was begun onshore at the 2007 LG Rendezvous by 12 eager youth and a handful of ACBS volunteers and has served as a youth introduction to boats and boat- building ever since.

This boat show is sanctioned by the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) and organized by one of its founding chapters, the Adirondack Chapter of the ACBS.

photo by Neil Satterly

Along the shoreline, trailered boats, land displays and tables set up by boating-related vendors and Lake George preservation groups will provide added information and interest. Also, the Triumph Sports Car Club and Model-T Ford Club will have their contemporary historical cars parked on the lawn along Beach Road. Adirondack Chapter’s own Ship’s Store will sell boat-themed shirts, hats, posters and other items.

Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite boat by picking up a ballot at either the Ship’s Store or the show registration table.

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