On Saturday July 20 come to Harsen's Island for some fun and relaxation. Details can be found on tashmoodays.com.
Michigan ACBS members are invited to take part in an antique boat parade as part of the Algonac Lions Annual Pickerel Tournament.
click here for registration form, form can be filled out on line and printed
A sure sign that Spring is in the offing is the upcoming gathering at the DYC for Father's Day. This a great opportunity to get together with boating friends and enjoy the terrific brunch and amenities of the DYC.
Download the DYC Father's Day flyer
Download the Boater information form
Download the Boater Registration form
The USCG Cutter, Bramble has been purchased by ACBS members Robert and Sara Klingler, residents of Marine City Michigan. They plan to re-open the ship as a tourist attraction and to include overnight visits. It will remain at its current position at the Seaway Terminal in Port Huron.
The Bramble was built by the Zenith Dredge Company in Dulluth Mn for $925,464. It was commissioned in April 1944 and was one of 39 180' seagoing buoy tenders built between 1942 and 1944.
The Michigan Chapter has reserved the MV Infinity for a 4 hour luncheon cruise from 9 Mile Rd on Lake St Clair down to the Ambassador Bridge on the Detroit River and back. The Michigan Chapter hosted this same event several years ago and it was very well received by the members with over 100 attending. As was the case last time, the event will be subsidized by the Chapter as a way of saying Thank You to the membership. Complete details and a registration form are attached.
click here for information
click here for registration form, form can be filled in on line and printed
For 2013, the location of the Michigan Chapter Boat Show will change from the Algonac Harbour Club in Algonac to the Marina in St Clair. This change has been made because of record low water levels. The dates of the show remain at the 4th weekend in June, June 21-23. The Friday picnic cruise and the Sunday Brunch at the Old Club on Harsen's Island will continue as last year except that the Brunch will be put back one hour to 10am. More details are on the website under Events and Activities/ Shows/ Michigan Chapter Boat Show. Registration Forms will be available on the website in the first week of May.
Antique Boat America will host the 2013 Wooden Boat Expo and Seminar Series April 5/6, 2013.
Check out the attached news release.
The Antique Boat Museum has announced that Century Boats will be featured at it Annual Boat Show in Clayton NY August 2-4, 2013.
Check out the attached press release.
One of our new chapter members, Mike Czuprenski is making something unique in the classic boating field, namely transom replicas. These replicas were showcased at the Friday Night Reception at the Algonac Boat Show.
The attached flyer shows some of the amazing ones that have already been done for customers.
Transom Replicas Flyer
November 17, 2012
At the Annual Meeting, in the normal course of business, 3 Directors whose terms had expired were elected to new 3 year terms. Those Directors are:
Greg Lewandowski, Gerry Kowal and Roy Schoenherr.
Recipients of the Chapter Annual Awards are as follows:
Commodore’s Cup- This cup is presented to an individual or couple who has exhibited exemplary dedication to the aims of the Chapter. The honoree is picked by the Chapter Commodore. This year’s winner is Laura Lamb. Laura works with the company that prints the Channel Marker and has done a great job organizing all the material in our Channel Marker.
Don Orth Award: This award is presented to an individual or couple who has been a driving force in the Chapter for making things happen. This year, the award is presented to Roy and Judi Schoenherr for their work on the Algonac Boat Show.
Harold Mistele Award: This award is presented to honor one member or couple who by their interest and actions contributed in a superior manner to the betterment of the Chapter. This year, the award was presented to Bob Guldemond.
Founders Award: This award is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in furthering the goals of the Michigan Chapter. The recipients of the award are chosen by previous winners of the award. This year’s winners are Tim and Paula O’Brien.
You Did What? Award: This award is annually presented to an individual that has experienced an unfortunate incident that deserves to be remembered. This year’s recipient is Carl Garmhaus who demonstrated the difficulties in getting into a runabout from out of the water. Any of you that have tried this know how tough it is.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
In this Michigan Chapter website, we have a want ad section, both items for sale and items wanted. It is no charge for Michigan members. You can clean up your garage or basement and at the same time get those hard to find items into hands that have a use for them! Email the details and up to 2 pictures to the website editor Jack Warren at
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