Generous Agreement Between Bank and
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

SKANEATELES SAVINGS BANK HAS AGREED TO be the Official Sponsor of this year's Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. The agreement between the Bank and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce(click to visit), was struck primarily as a result of the initiative and fine efforts of outgoing Chamber President, Sarah Wiles-Ehmann, who has been a devoted supporter of the Annual Antique Boat Show in Skaneateles and who believed that strong local support could be realized. The Bank's sponsorship of the Show is also strong confirmation of the community's approval of the Chapter's efforts to put together a quality event, one that benefits local merchants and the community as a whole. It also bodes well for similar sponsorships in future years.

In announcing their sponsorship, John P. Driscoll, President and Chief Executive Officer of Skaneateles Savings Bank, noted, "The event which pays respect to an activity and industry which has been a major part of our community for many years is important to us as a bank and as a community. As a lender to our community and the marine industry since 1866, boating is an integral part of our business. For the community this activity complements nicely the summer activities that make use of beautiful Skaneateles Lake and lends its support in keeping the history and culture of the area alive. Skaneateles Lake and the Finger Lakes have seen a great deal of marine traffic throughout the centuries.The area would not have developed at the same pace or with the same distinction without it."Skaneateles Savings Bank is a locally owned and headquartered financial institution that has been servicing the needs of the community for over 130 years. It has nine branches, with offices located in Skaneateles, Camillus, Syracuse, North Syracuse, Cicero, Liverpool and Oswego. They can be found on the World Wide Web at: (CLICK TO VISIT)
The Finger Lakes Chapter thanks Sarah Wiles-Ehmann, John Driscoll and the entire Skaneateles Savings Bank staff for the confidence they have shown in the Chapter. All can be assured that FLC will do its best to merit that confidence in 1998 and beyond.

Over 100FLC members and their guest attended the Chapter's Annual Dinner Meeting and Silient Auction on January 24th at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles.Bill Eberhart's staff did a first class job of providing a well planned set-up for the evening's activities and an outstanding dinner buffet. In addition to the announcement of the Skaneateles Savings Bank's spon sorship of the Chapter's 1998 Boat Show, several other items were on the Annual Meeting's agenda:

President's Cup Awarded Because of his successful efforts to organize and promote the Chapter's Annual Boat Show in Skaneateles, Bill Murphy was awarded the 1997 President's Cup by Outgoing FLC President, flrnie Rubenstein.In late 1994 when the idea of moving the Chapter's annual show to Skaneateles was first being considered, Bill was winding up his tenure as President of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. Under his guidance and promotional efforts, the idea gained momentum and be came a real possibility. In 1995 and 1996, working closely with the Chamber, local merchants, the community's governmental offices and the Chapter, Bill orchestrated the way for FLC's first two antique boat shows in Skaneateles Thanks and congratulations, Bill, for all you've done to successfully es tablish the Chapter's home in
Skaneateles. It couldn't have been done without you!

Successful Silent Auction Thanks to the generosity of many FLC members and several Skaneateles merchants, the Chapter's Annual Silent Auction was very successful, raising over $1700. for the Chapter's treasury. Among the several very fine items in the auction: A black walnut steering wheel made by Scott Dorrer; a beautiful monochrome print of two race boats moving at speed across the water in the moonlight, donated by Jim Brennan ; and a couple of original Hickman Sea Sled Brochures provided by Steue White. Many thanks to everyone who donated items and many thanks to those who bid on them.

Poster Art Work Raffle Capping off the evening was the drawing for the winner of the original art work used to produce the 1997 FLC Boat Show Poster. Congratulations to the winners, Bruce & Sharon Hall of King Ferry, NY, who opted for the $2000. cash alternative, leaving the art work available to any FLC member who wished to bid on it via sealed bid. Two sealed bids were subsequently received and the winner was Arnie Rubenstein with a bid of $3,118. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the raffle and bidding.

New FLC Officers Elected

Following the recommendation of the Past Presidents' Council, the following Chapter officers were elected to two year terms ( 1998 & 1999):
President -- Scott Buehler
First Vice President -- RogerTownsend
Second Vice President -- Dana Ritchie
Treasurer -- Shirley Marsden
Secretary, Membership & Newsletter-- Dick Sherwood

President Scott Buehler (E) 315-834-6303 (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 1988-1991George 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

 Letter From the Outgoing President

The last two years have gone by all too quickly and with them a couple of my most enjoyable years in antique
boating. It has been a genuine pleasure to have served the Chapter and to have worked with so many fine people in ACBS, the Chapter and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce during my tenure as
FLC President. And it has been very rewarding to see the Chapter grow and establish itself in its new "home" in Skaneateles. Sponsorship of the 1998 Boat Show by the Skaneateles Savings Bank is a fine testament to the Chapter's acceptance in Skaneateles. Congratulations to Scott Buehler, Roger Townsend, and Dana Ritchie on their election to new offices. Under their leadership, I'm confident that the Chapter will continue to prosper, grow and become an even stronger presence in antique boating circles in the years to come.
Thanks for the privilege of being your president and for all your support.
Arnie Rubenstein


 Joint Dinner Meeting: Niagara Frontier, Wine Country & Finger lakes Chapters, Ramada Inn, Geneva, NY
<click here for more information>

FLC Workday at the Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY & Karen Marsden's Birthday

FLC Shoreline Cruise, Erie Canal & Cayuga Lake

JUNE 27&28, 1998
North Coast Ohio Chapter's 2nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat and Model Show, Vermillion, OH

JULY 11& 12,1998
Corn Hill Arts Festival,Rochester, NY    North Coast Ohio Chapter's 1st Annual Boat Show at
Lake Chautauqua, NY <click here for more information>

Toronto Chapter's 19th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show, Sagamo Park, Gravenhurst, ONT, Canada
The Antique and Classic Boat Society - Torontoclick on the logo for more infomation.

JULY 18&19, 1998
Wine Country Classic Boat's 16th Annual Antique Boat Show & Regatta, Hammondsport, NY

Finger Lakes Chapter's 28th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show, Skaneateles, NY

JULY 31-AUGUST 2,1998
Antique Boat Museum's 34th Annual Antique Boat Show, Clayton, NY 

AUGUST 8&9, 1998
Manotick Classic Boat Club's 23rd Annual Antique Boat Show, Westport, ONT, Canada

AUGUST 14-16, 1998
Fourth Biennial Antique Race Boat Regatta, Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY

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

SEPTEMBER 16-21, 1998
WCCB/FLC Annual Fall Outing to Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

SEPTEMBER 17-20, 1998
ACBS Annual Membership Meeting hosted by the Southern California Chapter, San Diego, CA

Letter From the Incoming President

NEW CHAPTER OFFICERS WERE INSTALLED AT the Annual Meeting and all of us feel honored to serve the Chapter. Our chapter has been blessed with a long series of strong leaders. We plan to follow their footsteps and lead the Chapter toward even more opportunities for boating with neighboring ACBS chapters and the Antique Boat Museum. Susan and I had antique boats for many years before we discovered the Antique and Classic Boat
Society. When we joined FLC, our boat, Uickster, was in the middle of a major restoration, so we were "boatless." Members of FLC and ACBS happily shared their boats with us for two years until Uickster was back in the water. We ended up going as many places and doing almost as much boating as we do now! Visiting different waterways and sharing antique boating with other wooden boat lovers is what ACBS means to me. I want to share that experience with as many of our members as I can. My hope is to encourage you to enjoy all of the fun and diversity that antique boating offers.The first step in starting anything is to simply start. Let's start this boating season by enjoying a day on the St. Lawrence River on May 16th. In the morning, we help the Antique Boat Museum get ready for the season. Then we enjoy a nice lunch provided by the Museum. Then we spend the entire afternoon boating on the river! The Museum lets us use their antique boats, and every one can ride as long as they want. Put it on your calendar now! Later in the year you can plan on traveling with chapter members as we enjoy Ohio hospitality at the Vermillion Boat Show in June, visit Canada's Muskoka Lakes Region in July for the Toronto Boat Show, support our FLC show on Skaneateles Lake, trek up the Rideau Canal to Westport, Ontario in early August, and then return to the St. Lawrence River for the Antique Race Boat Regatta
August 14th through 16th. Happy Boating!  Scott Buehler

New Chapter Members

Mike & Ann Adams of Hilton, NY
Bud & Diane Ames of Cortland, NY
Dick Barry of Baldwinsville, NY
Don Brang of Fayetteville, NY
Barbara Bryant of Washington, DC
Bob & Janet Daldry of Waterloo, NY
Scott & Sheila Dorrer of  Cropseyville, NY
Neal Ferreira of Waterloo, NY
Richard & Wendy Fetridge of Lanesborough, MA
Don & Cindy Freson of North Bay, NY
David & Frieda Freund of Syracuse, NY
Graydon & Renee Granger of Afton, NY
Jean Hoffman of Clifton Park, NY
Gerald & Deborah Huttula of Rome, NY
Jack & Lynn Kreischer of Doylestown, PA
Nels & Deborah Magnuson of Manlius, NY
Thomas & Barbara Nicholas of Rochester, NY
Doug Nichols of Branchport, NY
Paul & Peg Phelps of Cortland, NY
David & Michele Rahner of Camillus, NY
Frank Ralls of Hawley, PA
Bill Shields of  Rochester, NY.
Roderick Sprattling & Jill Ramos of Saratoga Springs, NY
John & Kathi Teixeira of Skaneateles, NY
Tom & Sherry Wheat of Ithaca, NY
A warm welcome to all the above and thanks for your memberships in the Finger Lakes Chapter and ACBS.
Total Chapter membership is now at all time high.

Joint Dinner Meeting With NFC & WCCB
MEMBERS OF THE NIAGARA FRONTIER CHAPTER. Wine Country Classic Boats and the Finger Lakes Chapter will hold a joint dinner meeting on Saturday, March 28th at the new Ramada Inn in Geneva, NY on Seneca Lake. Some details for this first-time event: Cocktails (Cash bar) - 5:30 -7:OOPM Buffet Dinner ($22./pers.)- 7:OOPM  (Vegetarian plates also available.) After dinner speaker: Mark Morris who runs the New Hampshire Antique & Classic Boat Museum in Weirs Beach, NH, with an introduction to Lake Winnipesaukee, site of this year's Annual Fall Outing, Sept. 16th to 21st.

BY  March 15th! Send check made out to WCCB to:
John Ford, Box 61 A, Union Springs, NY 13160 (Ph. 315-889-5539)

Whether you plan to make the fall trip or not, this should be an interesting evening as the big lake in New Hampshire is a major center of wooden boating activity. For those wishing to stay overnight, rooms at the Ramada Inn are available at a rate of $69. Please make room reservations directly with the Ramada by calling 315-789-0400.

New FLC Home Page on the Internet
FLC NOW HAS A NEW HOME ON THE Internet with a new registered address which will protect its use and permit direct access. Thanks to Richard Fetridge @ Berkshire Television our new address is: Rick has taken on the challenge to keep information on the site current and of interest to browsers.
The FLC site is linked to a number of other wooden boat-related sites on the internet.
Through year end `97, FLC's old site address had received 2,241 visits.

Rochester's Corn Hill Arts Festival
AN ANTIQUE BOAT SHOW IS BEING ADDED TO Rochester, New York's Corn Hill Arts Festival which will be held on Sat. and Sun., July 11-12 this year. The Festival is one of the top-rated festivals in the United States, drawing over 200,000 visitors each year. Festival organizers have asked Wine Country and Finger Lakes Chapters to provide a dozen boats in the water during the two-day event. Ed Ritter and Ted Tinker, both from the Rochester area, have agreed to head up the effort to encourage antique boat owners from both Chapters to take their boats to the Festival. In return, sponsorship funding has been secured for the antique boats and will accrue to the two chapters. The Antique Boat Museum will also send Dixie I I to the Festival to be part of the wooden boat display. Well-built, heavy-duty aluminum floating docks and boat slips are in place and will be used for the antique boats during the festival. The boat show venue is immediately adjacent to a major part of the Festival's activities and a hospitality tent will be setup at the head of the main dock for exhibitors. Security will be provided by the Festival during off-hours. Early plans include use of a crane for launch and retrievial of boats at the boat show site. Vehicle parking will be provided near the site for the convenience of exhibitors, and as a safety measure, a sheriff's or police safety boat will be manned and standing by at the docks during the Festival's operating hours. The Corn Hill Neighborhood is an historic mix of 19th century restored homes and modern town houses located just south of downtown Rochester on the Genesee River. The Festival combines an eclectic mix of artists from all disciplines with a wide variety of food vendors, musicians and other entertainment. The June issue of this newsletter will contain more on Corn Hill. In the meantime, do plan to support Ed and Ted in their efforts to line-up boats for the Festival.

Small Craft & Marine Engines Wanted for FLC's Boat Show
ALTHOUGH AVAILABLE DOCK SPACE LIMTS the number of in-the-water displays in the Chapter's Annual Boat Show to about 45 boats, the expansive lawn area of Clift Park, right next to the docks, offers a perfect site for the display of small craft, outboard engines and unmounted inboard engines. In addition, the availability of an adjacent dock especially for the launch and retrieval of small craft, makes it easy for small craft owners to enjoy their boats in the water during the course of the Boat Show weekend. A wide range of many types of small craft and engines on the park lawn would make an impressive addition to the Chapter's Boat Show. Jeff Craig, owner of Amie, an 1880s Bowdish sailing canoe,  is already making plans to bring his boat to the Show. If you're a small craft or marine engine owner, why not make plans to spend an interesting and enjoyable summer weekend displaying your prize(s) on one of the world's most beautiful lakes?

Century Boat Club FOUNDED IN 1979, THE CENTURY BOAT Club, Inc. was established to promote an appreciation of or interest in the wooden boats built by the Century Boat Company over the
years. In 1998, the CBC became an Associate Member of ACBS. Membership in the CBC brings with
it a quarterly magazine, "The Thoroughbred" which is filled with helpful information on Century boats. Annually, the CBC also holds a seminar near Detroit, MI and a boat show each July in Manistee, MI. FLC member, Fred Marks, is a Director of the CBC and invites inquiries about the Club. Fred can be reached at: 7552 Sunset Circle  Almond, NY 14804 (Eve) 607-276-6468 (Day) 607-324-3979 (Fax) 607-324-6249

Boat Show 
photography by Arnie Rubenstein
IN A COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN the Antique Boat Museum and the Finger Lakes Chapter, both organizations had a strong presence at the Central New York Winter Boat Show held at the State Fair Grounds in Syracuse, NY from Feb. 18th through 22nd. The Museum provided three boats for displays; Dixie I I (a 1908 39ft  Gold Cup racer), Miss 1000 Islands (a ,193Os 30-ft. reproduction Hacker Craft) and Miss Behave (a 1939 16-ft. Gar Wood Speedster). The Chapter, friends of the Museum and Museum staff provided staffing throughout the event, plus set-up and tear-down of the displays. Thanks to the very good offices of Show Coordinator, Dennis Honeywell, the antique boat display was strategically located just inside the main show building's entrance. In that location the bright mahogany transom of Miss 1000 Islands was the first  thing to greet an estimated 30,000 visitors as they entered the CNY Show.  In the course of the show, ACBS/FLC membership applications were dispensed, Ship's Stores items were sold,  innumerable visitors' questions about antique boats were answered, and a dozen new members were added to FLC and ACBS rosters. FLC support of the event was excellent with several members offering to help after the staffing roster was full and the free exhibitor passes had all been allocated.  Many thanks to  Bud Ames, Bill Beall, John Butera, the Dancks family (particularly Minnie who had the eye for properly arranging the boats for display), Bruce Hall, Robb Kidd, John Laidlaw, Syd & Shirley Marsden, Dick Ridings, Ed Ritter, Phil Rubenstein, Diane Schwenke,
Dick Sherwood, Roger Spofford, Ted Tinker and Ron Svec for staffing and supporting this first-time event for the Chapter. Wink Beadle, Mary Ellen Gentry, Tony Mollica and Charlotte Yehle representing the Museum, also took their turns manning the area. However,  principal credit for the success of the week goes to
Arnie Rubenstein who organized the antique  boating presence at the show and spent much of the week at the Fair Grounds making sure everything was in order and running smoothly.
Thanks, Arnie, for a job very well done!

Skaneateles Boat Show Docks Installation Date - Saturday, June 6
Pullout Date - Weekend of Sept. 19 Save the dates and plan to lend a helping hand!

Editor's Column
There are several people who deserve recognition for the class act that is the Chapter's Annual Boat Show in Skaneateles: Susan Buehler and John Laidlaw for first broaching the idea of possibly moving the Show to Skaneateles and then co-chairing the first three shows: Bill Eberhardt for his promotion of the idea of an antique boat show in the village and his sense of the community's receptivity for it; Bill Murphy for leading and coordinating the effort to make the first two shows a reality; Peter Wiles for coming up with the where-with-all to design and build the excellent docks now used for lake boaters as well as the Boat Show; Arnie Rubenstein for his leadership of the Chapter during the last two years as the Boat Show took hold and developed into a mature, well-planned and well-executed event; Susan Dove who as Administrator at the Chamber, has done yeoman's service in tending to a myriad of details coordinating and promoting the Show both within and outside the community; and most recently, Sarah Wiles-Ehmann who, as Chamber President, coordinated last year's show, and is leading the effort to put together this year's event and took the lead in securing
Skaneateles Saving Bank's sponsorship of the 1998 Show.  And, of course, there are many others who have contributed their time and talents toward the success of the past three shows. Taken together, the result has been remarkable. The Chapter can take great pride in the confirmation expressed by the Skaneateles Savings Bank's sponsorship. However, that sponsorship brings with it obligations. The Chapter must strive toward an even higher quality Boat Show weekend that benefits local merchants and businesses, meets visitors', spectators' and exhibitors' expectations, and reflects even more favorably on the Skaneateles community. Much has been gained and now much is expected. We must continue to improve the quality of our Show.
Your help is welcomed. -Dick

The Dock Market

 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
August 1917 issue
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
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 Barbara Giovannetti, Box 84, Fair Haven, NY 13064; 315-947-5532 eves.

BRIGHTWORK is 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 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 Lake Road, Webster, NY 14580. 716-265-1518 .