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Hooray, spring is finally here. The sun is showing itself a little more often, daylight savings time is in effect, and it’s warm enough now to start getting the boats ready for summer fun. And it looks like this summer there is plenty of “fun” to be had. The show schedule is full with many exciting events planned through out the area and with in a day’s drive. Between the Michigan Chapter, our friends in Canada, and the surrounding communities there are plenty of places to visit.
One very noticeable change in this year’s schedule is taking place with our chapter’s move from Algonac up the river to St. Clair for our annual “Where it All Began” Show. After 27 consecutive seasons we regretfully have to move our show venue because of the extremely low water levels in the Great Lakes. With current levels at 2 feet below average it was impossible to safely get in and out of the boats. The City of St. Clair Municipal Harbor offers floating docks with in walking distance of downtown and many restaurants. We hope you will not be deterred and go the extra distance to participate or visit this wonderful area.
As always, other shows are planned on both sides of the border all summer long with a really big show and vintage race boat regatta being planned for July 6 in Gravenhurst, Ontario. If you have never been there, it’s worth the effort.
While low water problems appear to be obvious to boaters who own cruisers, it can also pose a problem for folks who trailer their boats as well. Favorite launch ramps might prove to be in accessible this season. Before you attempt to launch, take a moment to walk down the dock and check the depth. Backing off the slab at the end of the ramp when trying to launch or retrieve you boat could prove damaging to your prop, boat bottom, trailer, or tow vehicle. It’s a shame to ruin a beautiful day of boating when an extra few minutes of attention at the ramp can save the day.
Hope to see you on the lake,
Carl Garmhaus, Commodore
Revised January 17, 2013
1/01/13 Mail date for Channel Marker
1/10/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting - Location: Old Fifth Third Bank building, Algonac. A short Chapter meeting will follow First Aid Instruction focusing on basic first aid and CPR. Meeting will start at 6:45pm. Pizza and sodas will be provided. All Members welcome
2/14/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting. - Location: Logan’s Road House, Troy, 14 Mile and John R. Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM (Room will be available for dinner from 6:00 - 7:00 PM) , All Members Welcome
2/16-24/13 Cobo Hall Boat Show, contact Ann Guldemond 810-794-5371
2/23/12 - 2/26/12 Outdoorama @Suburban Collection Novi, formerly Rock Financial Center, Novi Michigan. Contact Ann Guldemond 810-794-5371
3/14/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting- Location: Logan’s Road House, Troy, 14 Mile and John R. Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM (Room will be available for dinner from 6:00 - 7:00 PM) , All Members Welcome
4/01/13 Deadline date for material submitted to Channel Marker
4/11/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting – Location: Logan’s Road House, Troy, 14 Mile and John R. Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM (Room will be available for dinner from 6:00 - 7:00 PM) , All Members Welcome
5/01/13 Mail Date for Channel Marker
5/09/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting - Location: Logan’s Road House, Troy, 14 Mile and John R. Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM (Room will be available for dinner from 6:00 - 7:00 PM) , All Members Welcome
5/11/12 Spring Event: Tentative date, activity and location TBD, contact John Adams, 586-781-6492,
6/13/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting- Location: TBD Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM. All members welcome.
6/21-23/13 Annual Michigan Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Show. "Where it All Began" at the St. Clair Marina, St. Clair, Michigan. Contact Roy Schoehnerr 586-713-9340
6/21/13 Boat Cruise on the St. Clair River. Part of the Michigan Chapter Show. To register, see form in Channel Marker or on line after April.
6/23/13 Sunday Brunch @ The Old Club, Harsens Island, Michigan. Part of the Michigan Chapter Show. To Register, see form in the Channel Marker or on-line after April.
7/11/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting - Location: Logan’s Road House, Troy, 14 Mile and John R. Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM (Room will be available for dinner from 6:00 - 7:00 PM) , All Members Welcome
8/01/13 Deadline for material submitted to Channel Marker
8/08/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting - Location: Logan’s Road House, Troy, 14 Mile and John R. Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM (Room will be available for dinner from 6:00 - 7:00 PM) , All Members Welcome
8/9-10/13 Port Sanilac Boat Show, Port Sanilac Harbour, Michigan. Registration forms available on line or by contacting Rita Dahmen, 386-312-4052,
9/03/13 Mail date for Channel Marker
9/06-07/13 Port Huron Boat Show, contact Larry Krabach, 810-982-9076,
9/12/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting - Location: TBD Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM. All members welcome.
9/14/13 Michigan Chapter Cruise on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. A 4 hour brunch cruise on the MV Infinity. Details on pricing and reservations will be finalized later.
10/10/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Meeting - Location: Logan’s Road House, Troy, 14 Mile and John R. Meeting will start @ 7:00 PM (Room will be available for dinner from 6:00 - 7:00 PM) , All Members Welcome
10/12/13 Michigan Chapter Fall Workshop and Swap Meet at EversoMarine, 42229 Irwin, Harrison Twp, contact contact John Adams, 586-781-6492,
11/16/13 Michigan Chapter ACBS Annual Meeting, Tentative date, location to be announced. Contact Contact John Adams for more information @ 586-781-6492
*Note : Meeting locations subject to change. Updated Calendar of Events and meeting location changes published on Chapter's web site, www.michacbs.com and in the Chapter's newsletter, the Channel Marker. If you have questions contact Carl Garmhaus 586-493-7965
12/1/13 Deadline date for Channel Marker submission
NON MICHIGAN CHAPTER BOATING ACTIVITIES
4/27/13 Toronto Chapter ACBS Spring Workshop Tour, Contact Jack Warren, 519 676-7215,
5/17-19/13 Grosse Pointe Yacht Club - Great Lakes Boating Festival, Contact Sloane Barbour, 313 743-3762
6/16/13 Detroit Yacht Club, Father's Day Boat Show and Brunch. Contact Margaret Gmeiner, 313-824-1200,
6/16/13 Eyes on Design benefit for the Detroit Institute of Opthalmology held at the Edsel Ford house in Grosse Pointe. Contact Pete Pryce 313-320-4302 or
For more info , click here. They are looking for Chris Craft boats to be displayed on trailers.
7/06/13 Muskoka Boat Show, Gravenhurst, Ontario, contact Jack Warren, 519-676-7215,
7-26-27/13 3rd Annual Bluewater ACBS Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Sarnia Bay Marina, Sarnia, Ontario, contact Alex Pawluchyk 519-915-0991
8/3/13 Classic Boats on the Boardwalk, Traverse City, Mi. contact Deb Parker, 616-249-0529,
8/9-11/13 Hessel Boat Show, Cedarville, Mi
8/10/13 Wambo Boat Show @ Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada. Contact Alex Pawluchyk 519 915-0991
8/23-25/13 Toledo Boat Show at the Toledo Yacht Club. Contact Ramsey Brothers Restorations at 1-419-255-BOAT,
9/15/13 Ford Yacht Club show at the Ford Yacht Club, Grosse Ille
The Port Sanilac Boat Show is organized by the Village of Port Sanilac and is sanctioned by the Michigan Chapter of the ACBS. This year's show will be held August 9 and 10, 2013.
Download show flyer, click here
Download registration form, schedule, places to stay and directions, click here
The Port Huron or Blue Water Boat Show is held each year on the weekend after Labor Day. This show is organized by a group of Port Huron ACBS members and is sanctioned by the Michigan Chapter of the ACBS. The show is held at the River Street Marina on the Black River. This year's show will be held Sept 6 and 7, 2013. Registration forms will be available on line in April.
For show information, click here
click here to download registration form- form can be filled in on line and printed
The Michigan Chapter Annual Boat Show for 2013 will be held in St Clair, Michigan. Due to record low water levels, the Chapter has been forced to move the show from Algonac. The floating docks at St Clair and other fine marina amenities will make this a fine show. Registration forms will be available on line in April. The Friday lunch cruise and Sunday Brunch at the Old Club will be held as per last year. Show dates this year are June 21-23, 2013.
Something 2 or 3 couples might want to explore- 3 br home is available for rent the boat show weekend, 1 mile north of Algonac, private dock with lift. 2 nights $450, 3 nights $600. Mark and Jerri Gabriel 213-929-3911.
Registration forms will be available on the website in the first week of May.
Read about the show, click here
schedule of events - click here
where to stay, click here
registration form p1, click here, form can be filled in on line and printed
registration form p2, click here, form can be filled in on line and printed
owner restored form, click here, form can be filled in on line and printed
field of dreams registration form, click here
The Michigan Chapter has a display at the Cobo Hall Boat show each year. 2012's participation was cancelled due to space limitations. For 2013 the show dates are February 16-24. The Chapter will have space for 4 boats plus the Ship's Store. If any member has an interest in displaying a boat, contact Ann Guldemond 810-794-5371 or
We are trying something new this summer. Jerry Kowal, Fleet Captain has planned weeknight cruises through the summer. This is a great opportunity to meet new members, get together with old friends and use our boats together. No reservations are necessary, just show up. All cruises will start at 5:00pm.
Schedule is attached