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VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2 NEWSLETTER OF THE FINGER LAKES CHAPTER ACBS JUNE 1998
THE NEWSLETTER OF THE FINGER LAKES CHAPTER, ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY 
 
 
FLC's 20th ANNUAL BOAT SHOW  JULY 24, 25 & 26 
THE 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 Boat Show.  
All 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.  
We hope that Skaneateles continues to benefit from the Chapter's presence and that everyone involved has a great time! 
 

John D. Barrow And His Gallery
JOHN 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.


Small Caft & Marine Engines Wanted
THE 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?


Not 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
Show. 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!


Skaneateles Dock Installation
DOCKS 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.


I Love New York Summer Festival
SENECA 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.
As 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
weekend's 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 dock space.


Rochester's Corn Hill Arts Festival
PLANS 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.
Ted 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.


1998 CALANDER OR EVENTS


June 6 & 7 Finger Lakes Boating Museum Historic Boats Show, Penn Yan, NY 
Sat., June 13  FLC Shoreline Cruise, Erie Canal & Cayuga Lake, TBD



Sat., June 28 Shoreline Cruise of Canandaigua Lake with WCCB


June 26 & 27  I Love New York Summer Festival Kickoff, Seneca Falls, NY


July 11 & 12 Corn Hill Arts Festival Rochester, NY


July 11 & 12 North Coast Ohio Chapter's 1st Annual Boat Show, Lake Chautauqua, NY


July 18 & 19 Wine Country Classic Boat's 16th Annual Antique Boat Show & Regatta, Hammondsport, NY


July 24-26 FLC's 20th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show, Skaneateles, NY


July 30-Aug. 2 Antique Boat Museum's 34th Annual Antique Boat Show, Clayton, NY


August 8 & 9 Manotick Classic Boat Club's 23rd Annual Antique Boat Show, Westport, ONT, Canada


August 13-l 6 Antique Race Boat Regatta `98, Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY


August 22 Small Craft Festival, Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY


September,12 NFC's 21st Annual Antique Boat Show, Buffalo Launch Club, Buffalo NY


September. 16-21 WCCB/FLC Annual Fall Outing to Lake Winnipesaukee, NH


September. 17-20  ACBS Annual Membership Meeting hosted by the Southern California Chapter, San Diego, CA


October. TBD FLC Fall Foliage Cruise


FOR 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      Bill Early

FOR SALE 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.

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, 607-869-9271. (Romulus, NY)

FOR SALE  1954 14-ft. Shell Lake. Good fishing boat. Painted last year. $400. Sally Lathrop, 716-227-8216.

FOR 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. 1998 restoration. Call 315-594-1632 for details.

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. 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.

FOR SALE 1966 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.  

WANTED 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

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

FOR 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.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION / RENEWAL FORM FINGER LAKES CHAPTER. ANTIOUE & CLASSIC BOAT Society

FOR SALE; 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.

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, 607-869-9271 (Romulus, NY)

FOR SALE  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.

FOR SALE; Gray Marine Engines: 4-52, 4-75 parts motor, and 6-71.Also 3 depth finders ($15.-25. ea.)
Erwin Laitenberger, 716-594-8533.

FOR 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 details.
 

FOR SALE; Boating magazines: ANTIQUE BOATING
Vol. I, Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4
Vol. II, Nos. 1,2,3 & 4
Vol. III, Nos. 3 & 4
Vol. IV, Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4
POWER BOATING
August 1917 issue
MOTOR BOAT
March 10, 1923, Jan. 25, 1927, & June 25, 1927 issues
Make offer. Geno or Barbara Giovannetti, Box 84, Fair Haven, NY 13064; 315-947-5532 (eves).

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.
 EMAIL Fetridge/Marsden Family     http://www.berkshiretv.com/familyboat.htm
 
WANTED 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 Kerner

WANTED ; 196Os-`70s Clayton Boat Show Posters. Erwin Laitenberger,
716-594-8533 after 6 PM.

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.

FOR SALE 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

FOR 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/

FOR 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 DETAILS.

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.

FOR 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

FOR 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

FOR 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
FOR SALE 1962 FEATHER CRAFT 14FT MODEL 25 HP GALE BUCCANEER OUTBOARD WITH ELECTRIC START..CALL ARNIE RUBENSTEIN 315-637-8522

FOR 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

FOR SALE GRAY MARINE ENGINES;4-52,4-75 PARTS MOTOR,AND 6-71. ALSO 3 DEPTH FINDERS.... CALL AFTER  6PM........ ERWIN LAITENBERGER  716-594-8533

WANTED TO BUY
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  413-253-9100 DAYS

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........
ERWIN LAITENBERGER  716-594-8533

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  716-594-8533

HELP!!!
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 Bishop

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
        WCDITMORE@aol.com

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 HERE

 



Editor's Column
PRESSING 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 Arnie Rubenstein. 
A 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


New Members
A WARM WELCOME IS EXTENDED TO THE following new members who have joined the Chapter since March 1, 1998:
Dauid & Elizabeth Misener of Syracuse, NY
Frank & Louise Hagerty of Traverse City, MI
Karen Pakkala & Norman Vanderbilt of Lodi, NY
Jeff &, Patricia Williams of Trumansburg, NY
Chapter 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.


 
FINGER LAKES CHAPTER . ACBS

President 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
Treasurer Shirley Marsden (E) 315-253-7505 (D) 315-252-9506
Secretary Membership & Newsletter Dick Sherwood 716-265-1518
1998 Boat Show Chairs
Susan Buehler (E) 315-834-6303 (D) 315-476-3075
Arnie Rubenstein (W) 315-637-8522 (S) 315-685-0353
Ship's Store Ron Svec (E) 607-657-2748

Past Presidents
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

Founders
Jim Brennan, Fred Curry, Jerry Feltus ,Ford Knight, Syd Marsden, Richard Morehouse, Dick Wyckoff, George Zeth

Briqhtwork is 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



 NFC/WCCB/FLC ANNUAL FALL OUTING
 FIFTY-THREE 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 event. Lake 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 in store:
Thursday, Sept. 17th - Sight-seeing tours, boathouse visits and evening yard party.
Friday, Sept. 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 evening picnic.
Saturday, Sept. 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
Sunday, Sept. 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
William Tell Inn.
Monday, Sept. 21st - On your own.

Headquarters will be at the Sandy Point Beach Resort and Restaurant
on 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.
Two items require advance payment (see form below):
1. 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.
2. Dinner at the William Tell Inn on Sunday requires an $18.5O/per son advance reservation.

Over 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.
If 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.



Lake Winnipesaukee Fall Outing  (please print out and mail to the below address)

Name___________________________________ Ph. (____________________)-

Address__________________________________________________________

Staying at_________________________________________________________

Number in party___________________________________________________

Planning to arrive on_______________________________________________

Leave on__________________________________________________________

Taking own boat? Yes ____ No ____ If Yes, have room for _____

If No, riding with___________________________________________________

 Or, need____________________ seat(s)

Advance Reservations M/S Mount Washington Dinner Cruise on Saturday evening. Sept. 19th:

No.___________X $35. = _________ 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 FLC
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. I would 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.
I 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.
Regards, Dennis Honeywell
Producer, CNY Boat Show

With the above letter Dennis very generously included a check for $400. for FLC. -Dick



 60th Anniversary 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.
To 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


 FLC's SpringWorkshop
 BALTIMORE 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.
But 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.
Away 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.
Many 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.


FLC Shoreline Cruise
SATURDAY , 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!

Canandaigua Lake Shoreline Cruise
Sally 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
departure. 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.
Participants 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.
Should 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, if needed

ABM Workday 
NINE 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 a hand

.Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Regatta JULY 1O, 11 & 12  North Coast Ohio Chaper ACBS
First Annual Show at Holiday Har bor Marina on Lake Chautauqua, NY
July 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
Contact Rich Baratha at 440-248-4175 (D) or 330-963-0877 (E)


ATTENTION 1998 AWARD WINNERS
To 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 & Recognition (print and mail to the address below)

Won by FLC Member(s)________________________________________________________________

Event Entered__________________________________________________________________________

Event Location_________________________________________________________________________

Date of Event__________________________________________________________________________

Boat or Engine Entered Award(s) Won_______________________________________________________

Comments____________________________________________________________________________

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Fill out and mail to Brightwork, 1734 Lake Rd., Webster, NY 14580