The Michigan Chapter’s 32nd Annual Where It All Began Boat Show will once again be held at the Algonac Harbour Club, home to the original Algonac Plant for Chris-Craft in Algonac, Michigan. Participants will enjoy three days of classic boats and classic boating in the historic waters of Algonac, the St. Clair River and Harsen’s Island. The Marquee boat this year will be the Lapstrake Skiff.
|WOOD RUNABOUT 1st:||Black Dog||23’ 1940 Chris Craft Custom Triple Cockpit||Michelle De Mist|
|WOOD RUNABOUT 2nd:||Jazzy||17’ 1948 Chris Craft Deluxe||Steve and Melodee Tuzinowski|
|WOOD UTILITY 1st:||Riski||17’ 1960 Chris Craft Ski Boat||Brian Greenia|
|WOOD UTILITY 2nd:||Loose Shoes||25’ 1949 Chris Craft Sportsman||Mike Feldman|
|CONTEMPORARY WOOD 1st:||19’ 2016 Chris Craft Replica Special Race Boat||Matt Byrne|
|CONTEMPORARY WOOD 2nd:||View Finder||18’ 2016 Homebuilt Down Easter||David Hurd|
|MODIFIED 1st:||24’ 1973 Lyman Biscayne||Jim Saunders|
|MODIFIED 2nd:||Glass of 68||23’ 2009 Adams Craft Gentleman’s Racer||John Adams|
|CLASS||Boat Name||Year and Model||Owner||Location|
Registration will be open from 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Tour of Henry H. Smith Propeller Co., 1880 Fruit St., Algonac, MI 48001
Members can meet at Henry H. Smith Co. at 9:30 A.M. or meet at the Harbour Club Harbor Master’s Building at 9:15 A.M. to car pool. We will return to the Harbour Club at 11:00 A.M. for a departure for the Friday lunch cruise.
Cruise / Picnic Lunch •Boats will depart from the Algonac Harbour Club at 11:30 A.M. for a cruise down the Middle Channel to a private club for a BBQ lunch. We will announce a “Captain’s Meeting” prior to departure to review the route. You can travel with the group or on your own. Directions will be available at registration if you would like to travel on your own and are not familiar with the area. Some seats are available on boats if you would like to attend and do not have a boat. Visit the registration table no later than 11:15 to get connected with a captain for a seat on a boat. If riding as a guest, please be courteous and wear soft soled shoes. Docking is sheltered but limited, so please bring docking lines and fenders. Return from the BBQ is expected at about 3:00P.M.
Friday Welcome Party•The dinner is casual and starts at 6:00 P.M. for socializing (cash bar), 6:30 P.M. for dinner at the old Chris-Craft factory building at the Algonac Harbour Club. Enter through the large bay doors on the canal / gas dock side of the building.
Registration will be open from 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 N. Cut-off for judged boats is 11:00 A.M.
Boat Show at the Algonac Harbour Club, 9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Assistance will be available at the public ramp just downstream (South) from the Harbour Club from 7:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. DNR ramp fees will be charged.
Coffee, juice, donuts and bagels will be available while supplies last from 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. under the water tower.
FREE BOAT RIDES compliments of ACBS from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Shuttle of the Algonac Area •Throughout the day on Saturday a shuttle will leave the Harbour Club and travel to the Algonac Historical Society downtown Algonac. The shuttle will make numerous stops along the way and will pass by historically significant locations, including Gar Woods house, Chris and Jay Smith’s houses and the Algonac Cemetery where Gar Wood and Chris Smith are buried. Anyone can get off the shuttle for lunch or view the museum, then catch the next shuttle back. Shuttle will travel between 10:00 and 3:00.
Children's Events under the water tower including Model Boats, Knot Tying, Corn Hole Toss and more from 10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Face Painting and Balloon Art will be available from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
There will be a Flag Raising Ceremony at 12 Noon.
Boat class awards will be presented to captains at their boats by the judging committees from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Saturday Awards Dinner Banquet • A dinner will be served on Saturday evening starting at 6:00 P.M. at the old Chris-Craft factory building at the Algonac Harbour Club. Enter through the large bay doors on the canal / gas dock side of the building.
Brunch at the Old Club, 9900 S Channel Dr., Harsens Island, MI • Activities will begin at the Old Club at 9:30 A.M. For those traveling by water we will leave from the Harbour Club at 8:30 A.M. For those wishing to go by car, you can take the ferry to Harsens Island and reach the Club via land. If you are not familiar with the area and not traveling with the group please ask at registration for a map. The guest speakers will speak after the brunch. Seating will be limited to the first 110 who register. No denim is allowed in the dining room at the Old Club. Shirts must have collars.