When Memories Become the Future
The members of the Michigan Chapter, are a unique group. The area where this club began is full of history, and history is comprised of memories. The early boat builders of the St. Clair River area are gone, but the memories live on in museums, books, movies, and pictures. We are the keeper of the beginnings of the Michigan Chapter, now in its 37th year, and with other museums and organizations, we will continue to provide memories of the beginning of wooden boats and race boats.
Bringing these memories into the future is something a group of members has been working on for several months. We have the opportunity to host the 2018 ACBS National meeting and Boat Show, on the anniversary of our 40th year. A group of people has been working on securing this event for several months. It is a three year process from beginning to end. Our club will have the opportunity to show off the beautiful blue waterways around us, but more important, the humble beginnings of Chris Craft, Hacker Craft, Gar Wood and the birthplace of boat racing. We will be able to show the entire ACBS Chapters, why builders chose this area to build their boats. I am excited to have this opportunity to show off our “blue water area” and rich history.
So far 2 summer cruise dates have been established-
Wednesday June 15, launch at Algonac DNR ramp cruise down Middle Channel to Brown's
Wednesday July 20, launch at Algonac DNR ramp cruise up St Clair River to St Clair, to Pepper Jacks
More dates to be added later.
For more information, contact John Adams 586-781-0798