Due to pressing business obligations, Scott Buehler has submitted his resignation as President. of the:"Finger Lakes Chapter effective October 28, 1998. Roger Tow n s e n d, FLC's First Vice President; has become Acting President until a new President is elected at the 1999 meeting.
That meeting will
be a very important one for FLC with a number of essential issues to be
decided. Those present will be asked to vote on the adoption of a new Chapter
Constitution and a new set of By-Laws both of which appear on the in sert
included in this issue. Adoption of these two documents will give the Chapter
an official set of guidelines under which to operate for the first time
in many years.
The original FLC Constitution, drawn up by FLC member, John McGreivey, has long been lost. The new Chapter Constitution has been modeled aftter the ACBS Constitution recently adopted by the Society`s Board of Directors. The proposed chapter by-laws have been similarly modeled after those expected to be adoptd by the ACBS Board of Directors at their winter meeting in February 1999
Adoption of these
two documents wilI1 provide the basis on which the Chapter can. proceed
incorporation in the State of New York and registraionwith the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit organization. Now that the Chapter has grown to memberships and annually realizes a significant cash flow through its treasury, it is important that the Chapter do this. Adoption also means that the Chapter will have an officially elected Board of Directors as its governing body for the first time in a long time. Candidates for the FLC Board of Directors under the new Constitution are shown in the above inset. For Chapter members who will be unable to attend the Annual Meeting, an absentee ballot is included with this copy of Brightwork. Based on the concept of one vote per charter member as defined in article II of the by laws
The annual meeting will get under way at the The Sherwood Inn, 26 West Genesee Street in Skaneateles New York with a cash bar from 5:30 to 7:00pm. A three entree buffet with the same outstanding menu as last year <stuffed breast of chicken~pasta primavera top round of beef> will follow.
A short meeting
will follow dinner with the principal items of business covering the items
up for for decision as outlined earlier in this article.
Annoucements will also cover naming of the Chater's Directors at Large, the1999 Boat Show Sponsor, plans for the 1999 Boat Show Poster, plans for the Chapter to give something back to the village of Skaneateles, a new People' Choice Award and the awarding of the 1998 Presiden Cup.
The Chapter- Silent Auction will run throughout the evening with results to be announced after the Business
Meeting.., The Silent Auction is a major fund raiser for the Chapter and you are urged to continue to give it your strong support with donations that you don't need, but are probably just what a fellow wooden boater is looking for. Bring lots, bid often and have some fun! Dinner cost is $25./person, tax & gratuities included
(the same as last year), and reservations are required. Please call Shirley Marsden as soon as possible at 315-253-7505 (Eves) or 315-252-9506 (Days), but not later than Monday, January 18th, with your
reservations. Checks, made out to the Finger Lakes Chapter,ACBS, can be sent beforehand to Shirley
at 67 l/2 East Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021.
New York Winter Boat Show
ANTIQUE BOA T SHOW WILL BE A MAJOR attraction at the 1999 Central New York Winter Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse. In 1998 the woodies helped draw some 20,000 visitors to the event.
In 1999 the show will run fromWed., Feb. 17th to Sun., Feb. 2 1st. Wooden boats will again be provided by the Antique Boat Museum and FLC members are invited to help set-up, staff and tear-down the dis play. Last year's participation by FLC was very successful, attracting several new members to the Chapter, and volunteers had a busy time handling visitors' curiosity about the antique boats on display and wooden boats in general.
Arnie Rubenstein is again coordinating arrangements with the ABM and the CNY Show. If you can volunteer some time, please give Arnie a call at 315-637-8522.
IN WHAT SHAPING UP AS AN ANNUAL event, members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter, Wine Country Classic Boats and FLC will get together for a second joint dinner meeting at the Ramada Inn in Geneva, NY on Saturday evening, March 13, 1999. As this issue goes to press, plans are underway to have Dr. Paul Malo, Professor Emeritus of the Syracuse University School of Architecture, provide a slide presentation on the recent restoration of the Boldt Castle Boathouse. Professor Malo was a consultant on that project.
A cash bar will run from 5:30 to 7:00 followed by a buffet dinner ($23./pers.) at 7:OOpm. Menu includes salmon and chicken entrees with vegetarian items available.
Reservations and checks made out to the Finger Lakes Chapter, ACBS must be sent by March 1st to:
Amie Rubenstein (m315-63743522 124 Pine Ridge Rd. Fayetteville, NY 13066
Victory Boat Co. To Host Winter Workshop
1999 Calendar Of Events
Sat., Jan. 23_-FLC's Annual Meeting & Silent AuctionThe Sherwood Inn, Skaneateles, NY
Feb. 17-21---Central New York Winter Boat Show.-NYS Fair Grounds, Syracuse, NY
Sat., Feb. 27 FLC's Winter Workshop.Victory Boat Co., Fair Haven, NY
Sat., Feb. 20 NFC Tour of Canadian Boat Builders Muskoka Lakes, ONT, Canada
Sat., Mar. 13. NFC/WCCB/FLC Joint Dinner Meeting Ramada Inn, Geneua, NY
Sat., Mar. 20.NC Spring Party TBD
April 9-11 ACBS Symposium Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA
Sat., May 15.FLC Workday Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY
Sat., June 19 WCCB Shoreline Cruise-,TBD
July 16-l8 WCCB's 17thAnnual Boat Show . Hammondsport, NY
July 38 - Rug 1--_FLC's 21st Annual Boat Show Skaneateles, NY
Aug. 5-8. ABM's 35 th Annual Antique Boat Show Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY
Sept. 10-11NFC's 2h-d Annual Boat Show Buffalo lAUNCH Club, Buffalo, NY
Sept. 15- 19 WCCB/NFC/FLC \Fall CruiseTBD
Sept. 23-27- ACBS Annual M.embership Meeting Red Wing, MN
Sat., Oct. 16 -,FLC Fall Foliage Cruise T B A
Sat., Nov. 6.. WCCB Fall Workshop . TBD
Moving To Minnesota
LATER THIS MONTH FLC WILL BE L O SI N G A family that has long been a loyal supporter of the Chapter. Bill Root has accepted a new position with his firm, Pillsbury, Inc., and that means a move to company headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Bill and Kathy joined FLC in 1991 and have been actively involved in the Chapter since then. For the last several years Bill has been respon sible for organizing the Chapter's annual winter workshop. His whole family's involvement in doing a su perb job handling launch and re loading operations for the Boat Show has set the standard for how it should be done. And on top of all that, Kathy found time each year to lend a hand with the Ship's Store. It will be hard to get along without the Roots and they will be very much missed. We wish them the very best in their new home near the St. Croix River. Minnesota is the center of a flourishing antique boating area and we're confident that they will find many new friends in the Bob Speltz Land-O Lakes Chapter of ACBS. But we still hope they'll come back to Skaneat eles and upstate New York whenever they can. Thanks, Bill & Kathy, and happy boating in the Land of Lakes.
A WARM WELCOME Is EXTENDED TO THE following who have joined the Chapter since September 1st:
Peter D Eileen Caliua
Nathaniel (Nate) Clapp ofSan Anselmo, CA
Randy & Barbara Coleman ofAuburn, NY
John 0 Sheila Gonzales of Clayton, NY
Tom & Margaret Hanford of Pittsford, NY
Maruin & Iva Lay of Seneca Falls, NY
George & Louise Peckingham of Clinton, NY
Doug& Nancy Persse of Syracuse, NY
Doug & Rita Reicher of Syracuse, NY
Bud Ridings of Pittsford, NY
Edwin & Meg Seifert of Rochester, NY
Gary & Laura Slezak of Edinboro, PA
Fred Stott, Jr. ofPompano Beach, FL
Frank &, Elizabeth Suits of Homer, NY FLC
memberships now number
200. An updated Addendum to the 1998 Chapter Membership Roster is enclosed
for FLC members.
FINGER LAKES CHAPTER
Roger Townsend 315-635-9695
Second Vice President >ana Ritchie (E) 617-275-6521 (D) 781-275-3306
Treasurer Shirley Marsden (E) 315-253-7505 (D) 315-252-9506
Secretary. Membership & Newsletter Dlick Sherwood 716-265-1518
1999 Boat Show Chairs Ernie Rubenstein (W) 315-637-8522(S) 315-685-0353
Dana Ritchie (E) 617-275-6521 (D) 781-275-3306
Ship's Store Ron Svec , 607-657-2748
Scott Buehler 1998
Arnie Rubenstein 1996-1997
Dick Sherwood 1992-1995
Susan Buehler 1988-1991
George Zeth 1987
Jim Brennan 1984-1986
Bob Myllymaki 1982-1983
Syd Marsden 1979-1981
Ford Knight 1977-1979
Jim Brennan, Fred Curry, Jerry Feltus Ford Knight, Syd Marsden, Richard Morehouse,
Dick Wyckoff, George Zeth
the quarterly newsletter of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and
Classic Boat Society Inc. and is published for the benefit of Finger Lakes
Chapter members. Publication dates are Mar. lst, June lst, Sept.1st and
Dec. 1st. Questions, articles for publication, commercial and non commercial
ads, letters to the editor,etc. should be sent to Brightwork 1734
Lake Road, Webster, NY 14580 or email FLCboats@aol.com
INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE IS A COLORFUL card that has been expressly created to promote the 1998 Dickens Christ mas in the village of Skaneateles and the Chapter's 1999 Boat Show.Underwritten by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Skaneateles Merchants Association and FLC, the card was created by the Chamber and ten thousand have been printed. They will be distributed throughout the Onondaga county area before the end of the year while others will be handed out at the an tique boat display at the Central New York Boat Show beginning on February 17, 1999 at the State Fair grounds in Syracuse.
Boat Show Video
H ERE' S ANOTHER IDEA FOR A CHRISTMAS gift for the antique boater on your list. FLC has underwritten the development of a 30 minute video covering FLC's 1998 Boat Show. The video was professionally designed and assembled to promote the annual boat show, encourage involvement of more small craft in all of FLC's boat showa.promote the village of Skaneateles and rcognize the boat show sponsor.
Copies of the video cost $10 each with a$5. handling charge
The tapes are now available by contacting Arnie Rubenstein evenings at 315-637-8522.
The tapes will also be available at the annual meeting
Buehler Wins Mary Herwig Award
I N 1995 THE MANOTICK CLASSIC BOAT Club very generously underwrote the creation of an ACBS award in memory of one of their members, Mary Herwig. Mary was a dynamo of energy in both the Manotick Chapter and ACBS operations, becoming Vice President of the Society in 1993. In1994, she declined the nomination for the ACBS presidency because of declining health, and in 1995 she succumbed to cancer. Knowing that she would have been an extraordin ary President, the ACBS Board of Directors voted to make her an Honorary ACBS President for I995
The Mary Herwig Award is given to honor an individual who has broadly enhanced and furthered the aims of antique and classic boating and ACBS at the chapter level. Nominees are submitted by chapter presidents and the selection of a recipient is made by the ACBS Awards Commit tee. The 1998 recipient is Susan Buehler who was recognized for her many years of involvement in the Finger Lakes Chapter and ACBS. Susan served as FLC President from 1988 to 199 1 and was largely responsible for moving the Chapter's Annual Boat Show to Oswego in 1991, and then to Skaneateles in 1995. In 1996 she served as Secretary of ACBS
Congratulations, Susan, on receiving this award.
ACBS MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR 1999 were mailed out last month. Please update and correct them, and return them to ACBS Headquarters as soon as possible for inclusion in the 1999 ACBS Directory.For FLC members who are not members of ACBS, please forward 1999 FLC dues ( $15.) before year end to:
Dick Sherwood FLC Membership Chair 1734 Lake Rd. Webster, NY 14580
And Its Chapters
BY DEAN GUY , ACBS DIRECTOR-AT LARGE&CHAIR CHAPTER RELATIONS COMMITTEE
T HE NATURE OF OUR VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION is that the leadership changes annually at both the chapter and international levels. One of the problems attendant with this con stant change is that information communicated by both groups is many times lost in the process of transition. ACBS is a federation made up of its chapters. Because we have a head quarters and an Administrative Manager, we are able to maintain
much-needed continuity. The chief purpose of the international or ization is to be of service to the chapters and individual members, Although we may not have done a good job of communicating this fact recently, each Chapter President is a member of the ACBS Board of Directors. To quote from The ACBS Constitution: "The governing body of the Society shall be the Board of Directors, comprised of all Officers, 15 Directors, the Immediate Past President of the Society and the Presidents of the Society's chap ters." Many chapters have taken great pains to send a member to ACBS quarterly Board Meetings and Annual Membership Meetings with a voting proxy whenever their presi dent is unable to attend.All members of ACBS are also invited to attend the Society's quarterly Board of Directors Meetings and An nual Membership Meetings. Why not plan to attend a Board Meeting and gain a first-hand acquaintance with the activities going on in our organization?
Brightwork Reachable On-Line
YOU CAN NOW SEND
ITEMS FOR BRIGHT WORK to your editor via the Internet
FLCboats@aol.com Feel free to send any other comments about the newsletter to me at the same address. -Dick
The Finger Lakes Chapter has grown substantially over the last few years and is now closing in on the 200 membership mark. And that growth is good. It provides a strong base on which the Chapter can operate, plan and build for the future. But with growth, there inevitably is more to be done, which means there is an on-going need for more mem bers to get involved in Chapter operations. And there is a need to identify those who will lead the Chapter in the future.If you are interested in participating more fully in Chapter operations, please let Roger Townsend know. You'll be glad you did!
Many thanks to Doug Vittum who put together the recap of the Fall Outing to Lake Winnipesaukee. The story of that most enjoyable weekend will be completed in the March 99 issue.
Thanks again to Morley Smith for his article on finding an old race boat. But what do you think of his
article? Does anything about it leave you wondering? There are some characters named Bowgus, Big Bang Boris and Hoccus. Did Morley make up these names because he couldn't remember the real names of the characters he encountered, or is there more to it than meets the eye? If you confront Morley with these
questions, you're likely to get a drawn look with a twinkle in the eye that leaves you just as uncertain afterward as you were before!
Thanks for the many compliments about the September issue of this newsletter. A last minute change in where the color printing was done, the machine it was done on and the weight of the paper used, all con tributed to a finished product that was better than originally expected. But the cost of color remains prohibitive for regular use. Next year we'll plan to try it again.
I guess it's appropriate to mention that yours truly was awarded the ACBS President`s Cup by outgoing ACBS President, Tom Flood, for ongoing efforts as a Director of ACBS. Many thanks, Tom, for that expression of appreciation. -Dick
December 1998 BY DOUG VITTUM
|THIS YEAR'S FALL OUTING WAS TO L AKE Winnipesaukee, NH. Obviously an Indian name, there Are two translations that most frequently appear:"Smile of the Great Spirit" and "Beautiful Water in a High Place." Once on the lake, you'll agree that either translation is appropriate.Formed by glaciers, Winnipesaukeeis about 25 miles long and twelve miles wide with 164 miles of shoreline, 72 square miles of surface wa ter and 274 "inhabitable" islands. Depth ranges up to200 ft.The number of boats on the trip varied from day to day, but all told there were 16 wooden boats and 64 people. Our base of operations was Sandy Point Beach Resort, located near the southwest end of Alton Bay at the most southerly reach of the lake. Providing the best dockage we've ever had, quiet rooms and a great restaurant, you couldn't ask for more.|
ON SEPTEMBER 26TH,
FIVE BOATS FROM THE Finger Lakes Chapter launched
at the Midway Marina in Weedsport, NY to begin a leisurely cruise down
the Seneca River to Baldwinsville.
First in the water was Allan Breese's 1952 Hutchinson piloted by Allan's parents, Haq & Winnie Breese, and Allan's brother, Don, who were filling in while Allan attended his daughter's soccer match. Next to launch was Roger Townsend's 1953 Holiday followed by Jeff Williams' 1959 Century with daughter, Michelle, as naviga
tor. Next down the ramp was E d R i t t e r's 1956 Century Resorter with Matt Sherrill's 1956 Capri close ehind.
At 10:3Oam we were underway and as we approached Cross Lake, we were joined by Doug 0 Nancy Persse in their 1941 Garwood Vacationer.
As we continued on toward the Lock 24 Restaurant under balmy 70+ de gree weather, everyone noticed the number of large trees uprooted by the Labor Day storm and the great variety of birds sighted, including an osprey. After scaling the six foot high bulk head at Lock 24 and tying up the boats, everyone enjoyed the good food and beverages at the restaurant, (compliments of the Chapter) and the camaraderie of the group which had grown to twelve with the arrival of Deanne Townsend and Allan Breese who had returned from the soccer wars. The return cruise featured a brief shower and a full throttle run around Cross Lake. By 4:30 everyone was out of the water and on their way home after a day spent doing what is more fun than anything else;
Wins Best Newsletter Award
IN THE ANNUAL COMPEIITION AIMED AT RAISING THE QUALITY OF CHAPTER NEWSLETTERS, ACBS honored Brightwork with Best Newsletter Award for 1998..After being runner-up in 1996 and 1997, winning the top spot in 1998 puts Brightwork out of contention for first place for the next three years.
FOR SALE ; 1937 16-ft. Old Town canoe (red), Model HW - Grade AA. Superior condition, water-ready. Winner of Authenticity Award at 1998 FLC Show. $2000.
Joanne Cramer, Box 456, Skaneateles, NY 13152; 3156853519.
FOR SALE ; Chris Craft Crow convertible top hardware. Pre-war kits for 22, 24 & 26-ft. models. Parts machined and drilled. Chrome, bows and tops available. 1936 Garwood Speedster 3-piece windshield and late '20s Chris Craft "dog bone" gas caps. Call Erwin after 6:OOPM. 716- 594-8533.
FOR SALE ; 1966 30-ft.
Chris Craft Constellation: twin 327 Chevy V-S's rebuilt 1995; paragon transmissions:
excellent condition. 1963 13ft. Penn Yan Swift; stepped hull: 50 hp Mercury;
$4500. wi trailer. 1959 22-ft. Century Raven: needs restoration; $2000.
1915(?) 24-ft. Fry launch; built in Clayton; make offer. 1930's 15ft. boat;
mahogany split cockpit: brass hardware & 620 Gray (60hp); built by
Ned Pierce, Penn Yan; $6000. OBO. Trailer available.
George Morse, Box 89, Union Springs, NY 13160, 315-889 7720
FOR SALE ; 1930 18-ft. Fay Bow runabout. Structural restoration completed 1995. 60 hp Chris Craft B rebuilt 1993. Runs great! New EZ Loader trailer. Beautiful boat! Doug Knapp, 607-869-927
FOR SALE 1954 14-ft.
Shell Lake. Good fishing boat. Painted 1997.
$400. Sally Lathrop, 716-227-8216.
FOR SALE 1952 18.5ft.
Morehouse utility; cedar over steam-bent white oak ribs with mahogany decks
and interior, all finished bright; original Chris Craft K 95 hp engine
and gauges: with trailer and custom water-line cover: fully restored, needs
Gerry Courtade, 315-685-1650 anytime.
FOR SALE 1958 Trojan
Sea Breeze outboard w/ 50 hp Johnson. In great
shape and ready to go. Featured in Wine Country's 1998 Show. $1.500.
Call Scott at 607-751-5571 (D) or 607-659-3343 (E)
FOR SALE Rare 1927
20-ft. (Gesswein Sportabout (hull #7) with original 6 :yl. Van Blerck engine.
Twin cockpit with unusual facing rear seats. Brass hardware; leather upholstery.
Boat & engine fully restored; both in excellent condition. Trailer
included. Asking $40,000. Make offer.
Geno or Barbara Giovannetti, Box 84, Fair Haven NY 13064 315-947-5532 Evenings
FOR SALE ; 1948 25ft. Chris Craft Sportsman. Needs restoration. Has 11 hardware and original leather upholstery. $4900. Trailer availble. Also 1950s Penn Yan Swift. ki model. Needs restoration but is olid with no rot. $750. George Seeley, 607-547-9330. (Cooperstown NY)
FOR SALE ; 1956 16-ft.
Century Resorter w/ 135 hp Gray. Very original, engine rebuilt, transom
restored in `94, oil filter added, waterline cover new in `95. Low hours;
well maintained. $6000.
Rick Lounsbury, 315-655-9410: email@example.com> FOR S ALE Three wooden sailboats: 1947 17-ft. National One Design with trailer. Needs bottom & deck. 16-ft. Comet. Needs deck & cosmetics. Good project boat. Wright K Boat #300 with trailer. Bright hull& deck. 1998 restoration. Call 315-594-1632 for details.
FOR SALE; 1959 22-ft. Century Raven with 170 hp V-8. New upholstery throughout. Fresh brightwork. Paint & anti-fouling bottom done fall 98. Ready for water with tandem trailer. Sacrifice at $7500. Doug Persee, 3 1 S-469-3349. (FairHaven, NY) FOR SALE : 1956 20-ft. Morehouse inboard (utility). Cedar on steam-bentwhite oak with mahogany decking and 95 hp Chris Craft K. All original, complete and in very good condition. Needs only cosmetics. Stored indoors since `85; out of water since `71. Engine ran well prior to storage. One of only 20 built; one of only five or six remaining. Located in Weedsport, NY. qo trailer. Make offer. Ray Kusche, (E) 207-865-1041; (D) 207-774-6400.
FOR SALE 1920-1930'S
15 FT- double ender with one lunger inboard engine.
Pretty cypress planked boat; brass hardware.Make of boat&engine unknown
Dick Sherwood 716-265-1518
WANTED TO BUY Chrysler "LM" Imperial 6 Complete or parts engine..also old clayton museum boat show posters from 1960 to1984 Call Erwin after 6pm 716-594-8533