VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2 NEWSLETTER
OF THE FINGER LAKES CHAPTER ACBS JUNE 1998
20th ANNUAL BOAT SHOW JULY
24, 25 & 26
CHAPTER 'S 20th Annual Boat Show will get underway on Friday,
July 24th at noon when registration begins, and will continue through Sunday
afternoon, July 26th. The weekend's events include boats on display for
visitors, judging and parading of boats, our traditional flying "V" run
down the lake, boat rides, concerts in Clift Park, Saturday night's buffet
in the banquet tent on The Sherwood Inn's west lawn, entertainment and
awards. Planning for the above began on October 8, 1997 when the first
of several monthly meetings took place. Since then, a lot of work and effort
has gone into the show's preparation. At right is the poster for the 1998
Boat Show. It was created by Chase Design, Inc., a Skaneateles firm specializing
in product and package design, using a scene painted about 1880 by Skaneateles
artist, John D.Barrow. The painting is entitled "South End of Skaneateles
Lake" and hangs in the John D. Barrow Art Gallery in Skaneateles. Many
thanks to the gallery for use of the painting and
to Chase Design for creating such a colorful work. The poster's appearance
closely resembles the Chapter's 1995 poster which has since become a very
desirable collector's item. Promotional copies of the poster will be placed
throughout the upstate New York area and prints will be for sale at the
of this has been made possible through the generous support of the Skaneateles
Savings Bank, the Official Sponsor of the 1998 Boat Show, and
our Contributing Sponsors: Chase Design,Inc., Mid-Lakes Navigation Co.,Ltd.,
The John D. Barrow Art Gallery, The Sherwood Inn, The Skaneateles Area
Chamber of Commerce, and The Skaneateles Merchants Association.
The Finger Lakes Chapter is very grateful and most appreciative
of the support that has been shown for this annual event.
hope that Skaneateles continues to benefit from the Chapter's presence
and that everyone involved has a great time!
D. Barrow And His Gallery
DODGSON BARROW WAS BORN IN New York City in 1824, the eldest of ten
children. At age 14 his parents sent him to England to further his
education, and while there, he acquired his artistic skills and discovered
his life's work. In 1839 the Barrows moved their growing family to Skaneateles.
John D. returned to Skaneateles in 1843 but soon relocated to New York
City to open a studio in Manhattan. Between 1852 and 1879, Barrow exhibited
his works in many prestigious national exhibits. During this period, he
also frequently visited Skaneateles and sketched the area's lake, ravines,
forests and farmlands. These sketches along with his memories became the
subjects of many of his paintings completed during the winter months in
his studio. After about twenty years in New York, Barrow returned
to Skaneateles and made the village his permanent home. He died there in
1906 at the age of 82. The painting, South End of Skaneateles
Lake, used in this year's Boat Show poster is a 20" x 36"
oil. It was executed circa 1880, and was restored in 1985 through the generosity
of Mr. & Mrs. William Birchenough of Skaneateles. It hangs in
the John D. Barrow Art Gallery, an annex to the Skaneateles Library at
49 East Genesee Street. Among the unique galleries in America, the John
D. Barrow Art Gallery was a gift to the community from the artist, himself.
Barrow not only painted everything in the collection, but also built and
furnished the gallery at the turn of the century. It now includes more
than 300 of his original paintings. In 1977 the building was completely
renovated as a bicentennial project of the village. During the Boat Show
week end the gallery will be open from 2:00-5:00 PM daily. The Finger Lakes
Chapter is grateful to the gallery for the use of this painting and hopes
that its use will further public interest in the artist, the gallery and
the Skaneateles area.
Caft & Marine Engines Wanted
CHAPTER'S BOAT SHOW ORGANIZERS urge FLC members with
vintage small craft and marine engines to enter them in this summer's FLC
Boat Show in Skaneateles. The lawn area of Clift Park, right next to the
docks, offers an excellent site for the display of small craft, outboard
engines and unmounted inboard engines. If you're a small craft or marine
engine owner, how about spending a rewarding weekend displaying your prize(s)
in the Chapter's show?
Sure About Going To The Show?
EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BOAT OR ENGINE to enter, or if you're not
sure you'd know anyone, please do plan to be part of the Boat Show weekend!
Look over your Boat Show Invitation and make reservations for dinner, etc.
Make lodging reservations or simply plan to spend a day at the
When you arrive, check in at the registration tent (west side of The Sherwood
Inn) and we'll make sure you're introduced to other Chapter members, lined
up for a boat ride or two and generally included in what's happening. We're
sure you'll be glad you did!
THAT WILL BE USED FOR SUMMER boating on Skaneateles Lake and for the
Chapter's Boat Show in July, will be installed on Saturday, June 6th. The
annual rite gets under way at 9:OOAM in Clift Park. FLC members have traditionally
joined with Skaneateles residents to get the job done in one day. Doug
Clark will provide a free lunch at Doug`s Fish Fry for everyone who participates.
FLC members are encouraged to lend a hand, even for part of the day, to
show Chapter support and appreciation of the excellent docking facilities
provided by the village and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.
Love New York Summer Festival
FALIS, NY, ON THE BRANCH OF THE Erie Canal that connects Cayuga and
Seneca Lakes, will be the site of the 1998 kickoff of the I Love New York
Summer Festival over the weekend of June 26-28. The weekend is being organized
in cooperation with the Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls and the 150th
Anniversary of the Women's Rights Movement.
part of the state's program to upgrade the Erie Canal into a major tourist
and waterway attraction, Seneca Falls has a newly landscaped and lighted
waterfront with 800 ft. of new wooden docks. A wide-ranging list of weekend
activities includes Friday night fireworks, 50 local artists and craftsmen
exhibiting their wares, entertainment by a barbershop quartet, a farmer's
market, a band concert and wine tasting and sales. Along with antique boats,
there will also be steamboats, antique cars and motorcycles on display.
Members of the Finger Lakes Chapter are invited to take their boats to
the Festival and to be part of the
activities. A convenient launch is located on the canal in Waterloo. If
you plan to take a boat, call George Souhan at 315-568-9888 to reserve
Corn Hill Arts Festival
ARE PROCEEDING TO INCLUDE AN Antique boat show in Rochester's 1998
Corn Hill Arts Festival. At press time six boats were committed, all from
members of Wine Country. The Antique Boat Museum will not be providing
a boat, afterall, and so the crane launching service will not be available.
Boats are now planning to launch at a marina on the Erie Canal and travel
as a group to the show site.
Tinker is still working to gain support from Finger Lakes Chapter members.
If you can take your boat to the Festival for any part of the weekend of
July 11th & 12th, please contact Ted at 716-872-1141.
6 & 7
Finger Lakes Boating Museum Historic Boats Show, Penn Yan, NY
13 FLC Shoreline Cruise, Erie Canal
& Cayuga Lake, TBD
June 28 Shoreline Cruise of Canandaigua
Lake with WCCB
26 & 27 I Love New York Summer
Festival Kickoff, Seneca Falls, NY
11 & 12 Corn Hill Arts Festival Rochester,
11 & 12 North Coast Ohio Chapter's
1st Annual Boat Show, Lake Chautauqua, NY
18 & 19 Wine Country Classic Boat's
16th Annual Antique Boat Show & Regatta, Hammondsport, NY
24-26 FLC's 20th Annual Antique & Classic
Boat Show, Skaneateles, NY
Antique Boat Museum's 34th Annual Antique Boat Show, Clayton, NY
8 & 9 Manotick Classic Boat Club's
23rd Annual Antique Boat Show, Westport, ONT, Canada
13-l 6 Antique Race Boat Regatta `98, Antique
Boat Museum, Clayton, NY
22 Small Craft Festival, Antique Boat Museum,
NFC's 21st Annual Antique Boat Show, Buffalo Launch Club, Buffalo NY
16-21 WCCB/FLC Annual Fall Outing to Lake
17-20 ACBS Annual Membership Meeting
hosted by the Southern California Chapter, San Diego, CA
TBD FLC Fall Foliage Cruise
SALE I have a Comet, a 16' sailboat
that I would like to sell. It was built in 1939. I have not
used it in years so it really should belong to someone who can enjoy it.
It is basically sound but will require some degree of restoration.
Please let me know if any of your members would be interested, or if you
have any leads on where I can post a for sale ad
The is hull # 1261 and was built at Skaneateles Boats Inc.
(I have the original Class Measurement Certificate, dated 1939).
General condition is fair, not good. I have no idea what the current
value of antique boats is so price would be in the "make offer" category.
Regards and thanks
22-ft. Shepherd runabout. Fully restored. Dual carb. Chrysler V8. A true
"9". $20,000. or best offer. 315-585 6571 or 941-542-5103.
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, 607-869-9271. (Romulus, NY)
14-ft. Shell Lake. Good fishing boat. Painted last year. $400. Sally Lathrop,
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
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. 3 heavy duty steel dock frames (ea.l7.5'x4'x1'); total length
51.5'; posts & decking not included: located on Sodus Bay; $300. ea.
or $800. for all three. Also, 4 dock floats. Call Erwin after 6:00PM, 716-594-8533.
30-ft. Chris Craft Constellation: twin 327 Chevy V8's rebuilt 1995; paragon
transmissions; excellent condition. 1963 13-ft. Penn Yan Swift; stepped
hull; 50 hp Mercury: $4500. w/ trailer. 1959 22-ft. Century Raven; needs
restoration; $2000. 1915(?) 24-ft. Fry launch; built in Clayton; make offer.
1930's 15-ft. 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.
Chrysler "LM" Imperial 6. Complete or parts engine. Also old Clayton
museum boat show posters from 1960s to 1984. Call Erwin after 6:00PM, 716-594-8533
Carburetor & electrical system components including starter for early
'20s Fay & Bowen 4 cyl, 4 stroke engine model LN-41 Dick Sherwood 716-265-1518
SALE Rare 1927
20-ft. Gesswein Sportabout (hull #7) with original, 6cyl. 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 eves.
APPLICATION / RENEWAL FORM FINGER LAKES CHAPTER. ANTIOUE & CLASSIC
1959 22-ft. Shepherd runabout. Fully restored. Dual carb. Chrysler V8.
A true "9". $20,000. or best offer. 315-585-6571 or 941-542-5103.
1930 18-ft. Fay Bow runabout. Structural restoration completed 1995. 60
hp Chris Craft
rebuilt 1993. Runs great! New EZ Loader trailer. Beautiful boat! Doug Knapp,
607-869-9271 (Romulus, NY)
1930's Pierce Boat. 15ft. mahogany split cockpit, brass hardware &
620 Gray (60hp). Built by Ned Pierce, Penn Yan. $6000. or make offer. Trailer
available. George Morse, Box 89, Union Springs, NY 13160, 315-889-7720.
Gray Marine Engines: 4-52, 4-75 parts motor, and 6-71.Also 3 depth finders
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. Excellent condition. Call
315-594-1632 for details.
Boating magazines: ANTIQUE BOATING
I, Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4
II, Nos. 1,2,3 & 4
III, Nos. 3 & 4
IV, Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4
10, 1923, Jan. 25, 1927, & June 25, 1927 issues
offer. Geno or Barbara Giovannetti, Box 84, Fair Haven, NY 13064; 315-947-5532
We are researching
a 1905 28' Lozier launch, that was owned by The Lake George Association
and used as a buoy tender on Lake George New York USA..We understand that
the vessel was donated to the Clayton Antique Boat Museum where it was
purchased by our family in 1985. We are currently in process of restoring
this boat and would appreciate any photo's and historical information you
can make available to us. :r.
I am searching for a cylinder head for a Buchanan
Rocket engine (6 cylinder) from the 1930's and wonder if you have one or
know where one can be found. Thanks. Jerry
; 196Os-`70s Clayton Boat Show Posters. Erwin Laitenberger,
after 6 PM.
; Carburetor & electrical system components including
starter for early '20s Fay & Bowen 4 cyl., 4 stroke engine, model LN-41.
Dick Sherwood, 716-265-1518.
RARE I927 20-f. Gesswein Sportabout (hull #7)
with original 6cyl. 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 Barb
SALE VINTAGE STEAM
LAUNCH "Souvenir d'Antan", WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1901 BY ALFRED BURGOINE,
BOATBUILDER TO QUEEN VICTORIA. http://www.tsknight.u-net.com/souvenir/
SALE 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. EXCELLENT CONDITION. CALL 315-594-1632 FOR
SALE RARE 1927 20-FT
GESSWEIN SPORTABOUT WITH ORIGINAL 6 CYL. VAN BLERCK ENGINE. TWIN
COCKPIT WITH UNUSUAL FACING REAR SEATS. BOAT & ENGINE FULLY RESTORED.
TRAILER INCLUDED. CALL GENO OR BARBARA GIOVANNETTI 315-947-5532 EVENINGS.
SALEBOATING MAGAZINES: ANTIQUE BOATING
VOL I # 1,2,3&4 VOL II #1,2,3&4 VOL III #3&4
VOL IV #1,2,3&4 POWER BOATING AUGUST 1917 MOTOR
BOAT MARCH 10, 1923 JAN 25, 1927 JUNE 25, 1927
MAKE OFFER. CALL GENO OR BARBARA 315-947-5532 EVENINGS
SALE 1930 18-FT. FAY BOW RUNABOUT. STRUCTURAL
RESTORATION COMPLETED IN 1995. 60 HP CHRIS CRAFT B REBUILT 1993.
RUNS GREAT! NEW EZ LOADER TRAILER. BEAUTIFUL BOAT...CALL DOUG KNAPP 607-869-9271
SALE 1930'S PIERCE BOAT. 15 FT. MAHOGANY
SPLIT COCKPIT, BRASS HARDWARE & 620 GRAY (60HP). BUILT BY NED PIERCE,
PENN YAN...CALL GEORGE MORSE 315-889-7720
SALE 1962 FEATHER CRAFT 14FT MODEL 25 HP
GALE BUCCANEER OUTBOARD WITH ELECTRIC START..CALL ARNIE RUBENSTEIN 315-637-8522
SALE1972 PEARSON ENSIGN 24-KEEL SAILBOAT,
8 FT COCKPIT WITH WOOD TRIM,MAIN & GENOA SAILS, COVER,4HP MOTOR, CRADLE
& DINGY...CALL CONNIE LOGAN 315-685-1599
SALE GRAY MARINE ENGINES;4-52,4-75 PARTS
MOTOR,AND 6-71. ALSO 3 DEPTH FINDERS.... CALL AFTER 6PM........ ERWIN
WANTED FIRST PROJECT BOAT.
NOT READY FOR A COMPLETE WRECK. POWERBOAT FOR FAMILY OF 4. SIXTEEN
TO EIGHTEEN FOOT RANGE, FAIRLY BEAMY FOR THE OCASSIONAL ROUGH WATER..WILL
BE A GOOD HOME. CONTACT AL AT 518-477-5711 EVENINGS email
WANTED CARBURETOR & ELECTRICAL
SYSTEM COMPONENTS INCLUDING STARTER FOR EARLY '20S FAY & BOWEN 4 CYL.
4 STROKE ENGINE MODEL LN-41. DICK SHERWOOD 716-265-1518
WANTED 16 TO 18-FT WOODEN
OUTBOARD TO RESTORE FOR USE AS A FAMILY FISHING BOAT. DAVE MOSKIN
WANTED MARINE HEAD FOR A
1941 GAR WOOD...BRAND MAY BE APELCO, WILCOX, CRITTENDON, OR RARITAN CALL
ARNIE RUBENSTEIN AT 315-637-8522
WANTED FOUR-LEGGED SKI TOW
BRACKET FOR 1956 16FT. CENTURY RESORTER. CALL
ED RITTER 315-524-3007
WANTED CLAYTON BOAT SHOW
POSTERS 1960'S & 1970'S....CALL AFTER 6PM........
WANTED BOATERS WHO WILL BE
REUPHOLSTERING BOATS IN GENUINE LEATHER HIDE: COLOR
BURGUNDY...THE MORE HIDES..THE
LOWER THE COST...CALL AFTER 6PM........ ERWIN LAITENBERGER
alright, its not wood- KEEP
READING-I have a 1962 beuhler turbocraft, 16' chevy inboard with a hamilton
jet drive. I cannot find anyone or anything anywhere that has to do with
this boat. I would like to correspond with other enthusiasts or knowledgable
persons. thank you!! contact Matt
I'm searching for information on a boat
"Beuhler Turbocraft" built in late1950's and early 60's
My son and I have one built in 1960 trying to restore.In web search
I found name of some of your club officers were "Beuhler" thought might
be a connection.The boat is 16' runabout fiberglass hull , has inboard
Ford V8 with turbo-jet ,motor seems to be in good shape but would like
to know abount how interior finished,and any history on builder.
any info would really be appreciated
We are researching this sailing skiff
that we recently acquire from the Lake George region of New York State...
She is 17' long.48''beam, double ended sailboat with a leaded drop keel...There
is a 3 stepped mast forward and 1 mast in the stern deck (bowdish
style)...There are two sets of oar locks that are fastened with square
headed screws which leads us to believe that the boat was built in Canada...The
decking looks to be mahogany strips much like the early disappearing
propeller boats or as they are better known as dispro's/ I understand
that Peterborough also used this style of decking as well as
other boat builders of this area...The hull looks to be cedar with a oak
combing and possibly a fir floor... The rudder is set-up with
a line that runs along the deck which allows for steerage from any
position in the boat... The hardware is all brass and looks to be correct....We
have not found any makers tags or builders marking..any help in determining
the age or maker would help us
greatly in the restoration process.. email
The Fetridge Family
FOR PHOTO'S CLICK
BUSINESS COMMITMENTS HAVE kept FLC President
Scott Buehler from preparing an entry for this issue of the newsletter
so I'll use the space normally reserved for a Letter From The President
for the Editor's Column. The big item for
the June issue of Brightwork is the Chapter's Annual Boat Show and
our efforts to make sure that our sponsors, the Skaneateles merchants and
the Skaneateles community are pleased with the weekend that has been planned.
Each year we strive to improve our performance over the previous year,
so we think that 1998 will be our best show yet! If you can volunteer some
time at the show to lend a hand in any number of ways, please don't hesitate
to get in touch with either of the Boat Show Chairs, Susan Buehler or
big vote of thanks goes to Arnie Rubenstein for helping to organize and
promote the NFC/WCCB/FLC Joint Dinner Meeting in Geneva on March 28th.
It was a real success and will no doubt become an annual event.
It was also a great way to shake out a lot of questions about the Annual
Fall Outing outlined in this issue. Unfortunately, there is a lack of photos
in this issue. I hope that shortcoming will be amply remedied in September.
If all goes well we'll have some color photographs of the show in the next
issue. - Dick
WARM WELCOME IS EXTENDED TO THE following new members who have joined the
Chapter since March 1, 1998:
& Elizabeth Misener of Syracuse, NY
& Louise Hagerty of Traverse City,
Pakkala & Norman Vanderbilt of Lodi, NY
&, Patricia Williams of Trumansburg,
membership is now at an all-time high of 178.
An addendum to the FLC Membership Roster
for 1998 is enclosed for FLC members.
Rooms at The Sherwood
Inn in Skaneateles are blocked
for FLC Boat Show attendees and their guests until July 14th while they
last. Call the Inn at l-800-3SHERWOOD or 315
-685-3405 for reservations and mention that you are
attending/participating in the Boat Show.
CHAPTER . ACBS
Scott Buehler (E) 3 15-834-6303 (D) 315-476-3075
First Vice President
Roger Townsend 315-635-9695
Second Vice President
Dana Ritchie (E) 617-275-6521 (D) 603-886-9202
Marsden (E) 315-253-7505 (D)
& Newsletter Dick Sherwood
1998 Boat Show Chairs
Buehler (E) 315-834-6303 (D) 315-476-3075
Rubenstein (W) 315-637-8522 (S) 315-685-0353
Ron Svec (E) 607-657-2748
Brennan, Fred Curry, Jerry Feltus ,Ford Knight,
Syd Marsden, Richard Morehouse, Dick Wyckoff, George Zeth
the Quartery 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 March lst, June lst,September 1st and December 1st. Questions,
articles for publication, commercial and non commercial ads, letters
to the editor, etc. should be addressed to Brightwork 1734 LakeRoad,
Webster, NY 14580. 716-265-1518
ANNUAL FALL OUTING
MEMBERS OF THE NIAGARA Frontier, Wine Country Classic Boats and Finger
Lakes Chapters of ACBS gathered at the Ramada Inn in
Geneva, NY on March 28th for a dinner buffet and
to hear about plans for the September outing to Lake Winnipesaukee in New
Hampshire. Mark Morris, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Antique
& Classic Boat Museum, will be our host and guide for the four day
Winnipesaukee derives its name from an Indian term meaning "beautiful water
in a high place." This glacier-formed lake covers 72 square miles, is surrounded
by three mountain ranges, has innumerable bays and coves, and is dotted
with 365 islands. Although
the itinerary may change between now and then, here's a sampling of what`s
17th - Sight-seeing tours,
boathouse visits and evening yard party.
18th - Visit Mark Mason's
boathouse, Fay's Boat Yard, boat collection at Glendale & New Hampshire
Boat Museum, sight-seeing tour with stop at Irwin Marine and return for
19th - More boating/touring
& drive to Weir's Beach for evening dinner and dance cruise aboard
M/S Mt. Washington, a 230ft, 1250 passenger excursion ship
20th - More boating ours
visiting Mill Marina, George Johnson's shop, Phil Spencer's shop,
others in the area, return in time for cocktails at Geof & Barb Magnuson's
cottage followed by a German buffet at the
21st - On your own.
will be at the Sandy Point Beach Resort and Restaurant
Route 11, Alton Bay, NH; 603-875-6000. Docks are also available at this
resort. If the resort is full, ask for referrals in the area.
items require advance payment (see form below):
Lobster and chicken dinner, dance and cruise aboard the Mount Washington
requires a $35./person advance reservation. Includes a free daytime pass
for use at your leisure.
Dinner at the William Tell Inn on Sunday requires an $18.5O/per son advance
the past few years these annual fall outings have become very popular events
with many members from Wine Country and Finger Lakes Chapters participating.
This year, members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter will also be making
the trip and members of the New England and Southern New England Chapters
of ACBS will also be joining the group.
you can take a boat, great. Plan to do so. If not, contact John Ford and
let him know your situation. There is little doubt that he'll be able to
line you up with an empty seat or two in someone else's boat for the weekend.
Fall Outing (please
print out and mail to the below address)
Number in party___________________________________________________
Planning to arrive
Taking own boat?
Yes ____ No ____ If Yes, have room for _____
If No, riding with___________________________________________________
M/S Mount Washington Dinner Cruise on Saturday evening. Sept. 19th:
= _________ Dinner Cruise on Saturday evening. Sept. 19th:
Make check out to
M/S Mount Washington
No. _____ X $18.50
= _____Buffet Dinner at the William Tell Inn on Sunday evening. Sept. 20th
Make check out to
William Tell Inn
Send this form and
check(s) not later than August 1st to:
John Ford, RR#1,
Box 61A, Union Springs, NY 13160.
Open Letter To
March 7, 1998 Dear
Mr. Sherwood, I am in receipt of your letter of March 3,
1998. Thank you for the kind words about the Central New York Boat Show.
Boating Industries Association is very proud of that Boat show and its
42nd year reflected a 25% increase in attendance over last year. To have
nearly 25,000 people come in our doors and be greeted by a dazzling display
of mahogany and varnish was a special treat for everyone.
like to thank the members of the Finger Lakes Chapter of ACBS for their
dedication and devotion to the
"care and feeding" of the boats. In particular, the coordination of the
entire effort by Arnie Rubenstein. He was very helpful. I hope that the
enclosed donation to your chapter will help you in some way to further
the interest in recreational boating.
look forward to attending your boat show this summer on Skaneateles Lake.
Once again, thank you and your members for your help with the show.
CNY Boat Show
the above letter Dennis very generously included a check for
for FLC. -Dick
Of Lightning Sailboats SKANEATELES BOATS, INC BUILT THE FIRST
Lightning sailboat back in 1938. Before
World War II interrupted production, several
hundred of these 19-ft. craft were built and sold worldwide.
celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Lightning,
the International Lightning Class Association has organized a regatta to
be hosted by the Skaneateles Country Club (Lightning
Fleet #l). It will run from July 3rd through July 5th. For
more information contact Bent and Joan Thomsen at 315-685-2325 or visit
the club's web site at www.waynes.com/business/regatta
IS A MARYLAND CITY AND IT ' S also the name of WCCB member,
John Vyverberg's 1939 22-ft. Chris Craft Custom Triple Cockpit Runabout.
Baltimore (the boat) spent the winter of `97-`98 in Dan Sutherland's
shop while Dan took the lines off the boat, extended the length one
foot, modified the design of the stern to make it a barrelback, enlarged
the design of the forward cockpit and went to work building a new 23-ft.
boat for a customer. At the time of the 1998 FLC Spring Workshop
(end of February) the hull and decks of the new craft were complete, the
bottom was painted, sides and decks were stained and the first two coats
of varnish had been applied. Dan used the new boat to demonstrate his preparation
and varnishing techniques as part of the workshop.
more remarkable is the oustanding workmanship that has gone into creating
this impressive craft. It's hard to believe that every detail could be
so well executed. Dan is a master-craftsman and the boat is a work of art!
Unfortunately, when completed this spring, it will find its new home in
the Thousand Islands instead of here in the Finger Lakes.
from the new boat, Dan demonstrated a simple technique for preparing a
canoe for restoration without disassembly, techniques for scraping contoured
surfaces and the way to varnish oars.
thanks go to Dan who gave up his Saturday and welcomed us into his shop,
and to Bill Root who did a great job in putting the workshop together.
, JUNE 13TH HAS BEEN SET ASIDE for a Chapter shoreline cruise of
a section of the Erie Canal and nor them Cayuga Lake. However, as of press
time, details of the outing had not been finalized. Look for a separate
flyer in the mail and in the meantime, save the date!
Lake Shoreline Cruise
Lathrop HAS ORGANIZED A shoreline cruise of Canandaigua Lake for WCCB
and FLC members on Sat., June 20th. Launching will be it the ramp located
near the comer If Main St. and Routes 5 & 20 in Canandaigua in time
for a 10:lSAM
The cruise will proceed down the west shore of the lake and up the east
side to Vine Valley and Sally's cottage for lunch.
are asked to contact Sally at 716-227-8216 by June 6th so she can get a
count on boats and people. She plans to provide hots dogs and hamburgers,
but participants are asked to bring their own drinks and a dish to pass.
Tie lines and enders will be needed for rafting boats at the cottage.
the weather not cooperate on Saturday, the trip will be post joned to Sunday
with a modified tinerary because the Lathrop cott age will not be available.
Mike lanker (716-289-6831) has agreed to coordinate the Sunday trip,
MEMBERS OF THE FINGER LAKES CHAPTER joined with others from
the Thousand Islands Chapter and the Antique Boat Museum to help the Museum
prepare for the coming season. The weather cooperated, a few boat rides
on the river were enjoyed and a lot of work was accomplished. The Museum
is most appreciative of everyone who made the trip to Clayton and lent
& Classic Wooden Boat Regatta JULY
1O, 11 & 12 North Coast Ohio Chaper ACBS
Annual Show at Holiday Har bor Marina on Lake Chautauqua, NY
10th: Launching and registration begins July 11th: Non-judged
show with People's Choice and Captain's Choice, & Grand Dinner buffet
at Mariners Pier Restaurant July 12th: Optional tour of Lake
Chautauqua and brunch at the Italian Fisherman Restaurant
Rich Baratha at 440-248-4175 (D) or 330-963-0877 (E)
HIGHLIGHT AND RECOGNIZE THE SUCCESSES OF FINGER LAKES CHAPTER
MEMBERS DURING 1998, Brightwork would again like to publish
a listing of awards and achievements won by FLC members and their boats
at the various boat shows and other events in which they are entered. So,
when it occurs, please remember to forward your award-winning information
as soon as possible thereafter (so you don't forget!) using either the
form below or anything more convenient. Awards and recognitions won throughout
this year's boating season will be published in a progressive listing in
the fall and winter issues of Brightwork.
1998 Awards &
and mail to the address below)
by FLC Member(s)________________________________________________________________
or Engine Entered Award(s) Won_______________________________________________________
out and mail to Brightwork, 1734 Lake Rd., Webster, NY 14580