Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association

The purpose of this Association is to promote and enjoy the preservation and usage of antique watercraft by including its members in social events and communication.

Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
Member Boats - David Dobbin
1958 16 ft. Peterborough Royal and
1951 18 ft. Port Carling Boatworks Seabird

1958 16 ft. Peterborough Royal
(Owned by David & Lee Dobbin)

Before restoration - still in extremely good condition - shown here at the Association's September 2006 Rendezvous on Clear Lake, outside Dobbins' (old) cottage

Photo at left, getting a few new coats of varnish at John's Little Boat Shop in July 2007

Photo at right, beautiful 1959 Johnson

Photo at left, fully restored. Looking great!

Ready in time to enjoy the Gravenhurst boat show ... taking Prez. Murray for a ride around the bay

Photo at left, proudly displayed at the Club's Guys in Their Garages Tour - September 22, 2007

Photo a right, displayed at Lansdowne Place mall - May 2008

Dave and club member Doug Barrett enjoy the Thursday portion of the High Point Tour

Attending the 2008 Hastings Waterfront Festival


1951 18 ft. Port Carling Boatworks Seabird
(Owned by David & Lee Dobbin)

What a find this was! This Seabird had been owned by a local dentist, and had been kept in a boathouse on Sturgeon Lake for many years. After the owner passed away, the family decided to sell the boat, as it was no longer being used.It will need a complete restoration, but it comes complete with all its hardware, and is quite a sound boat, making much of the original wood reusable. It will be started this summer by John Hendren.

See progression, and more pictures by visiting Johns Little Boat Shop.