Newsletter of the Finger Lakes Chapter, ACBS

Volume 17, Issue 1.................................................................. March 2007

UPDATED March 13, 2007


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Tenth Annual Joint Chapter Dinner Meeting

Saturday, April 21st The Wine Country Chapter of ACBS will host the Tenth Annual Joint Chapter Dinner Meeting at the Ramada Inn, 41 Lake Front Drive, Geneva, NY. Members of all New York State ACBS Chapters and surrounding chapters are invited to attend. In addition, members of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum and the Antique Outboard Motor Club are also invited. Retired Xerox Corp. Engineering Manager, Don Quant, will be the after-dinner speaker with a presentation on privately owned steamboats of the Finger Lakes. For the last ten to twelve years Don has researched the history of steamboats in New York State, giving lectures and presentations to area schools, historical societies and museums. He lives in Port Byron and is active in the Rochester Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. The evening will get underway with a social hour and cash bar beginning at 5:30, followed by dinner at 7:00. Dinner will be a generous buffet at $31.00 per person. Because of room size, seating must be limited to the first 200 reservations. To make your dinner reservations, please fill out the form on page 2 of this newsletter. Checks should be made out to Wine Country Classic Boats and returned to Bernie Burns, Wine Country Commodore, at the address shown on the reservation form. Reservations with payment must be received no later than April 14, 2007. For those wishing to stay overnight, rooms are available at the Ramada Inn at $69.00 per night. Please make room reservations by calling the Ramada directly at 800-990-0907 or 315-789-0400, and mention the Antique and Classic Boat Society for the special rate.

Tenth Annual Joint Chapter Dinner Meeting Reservation Form

Please return this form with your check made out to Wine Country Classic Boats not later than April 14th to:Bernie Burns 8994 Armstrong Rd. Plattsburg NY 14873

Name(s): _________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________ Telephone: ______-______-________ Chapter: __________________________ Number attending dinner: _____ X $31./person = $________ Total enclosed

Any special dietary needs:________________________________________________________________

FLC Spring Cruise on Canandaigua Lake

Saturday, June 2nd

In the hope that the weather will cooperate this year, the Chapter's Spring Cruise is again scheduled for Canandaigua Lake, the fourth-largest of the Finger Lakes. Members of the Wine Country Chapter have also been invited to join the cruise. We'll again plan to launch by 10:00 am at the NYS Marine Boat Park on the northwest end of the lake about a half-mile south of downtown Canandaigua and immediately south of where combined State Route 5 & US Route 20 intersect combined State Routes 21 & 332. We'll cruise down the west side of the lake past some large beautiful homes, cross to the east side and head north to Thendara Inn (six miles south of the launch) where we'll stop for lunch at the Thendara Boat House. See

Lunch will be ordered from the menu so reservations will not be required. However, to help with planning and giving the restaurant a "heads-up" on how many to expect, please let Janice Miller know of your plans to participate not later than May 31st. Even if you do not have a boat ready to go, Janice will arrange to accommodate you. She can be reached at 315-496-2924 (E), 315-685-0641 (D), or via e-mail at