Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
2017 Schedule of Events
Well the TSACBA 2017 Season of boating activities is over. The last remaining TSACBA event for this year will be our Annual AGM and Christmas party on November 25, 2017. Watch this website for details on that event as they become available. In the meantime you can relive many of our 2017 events by viewing our Photo Gallery of 2017 Activities
However, you can also still enjoy more of the season courtesy of the ACBS-Toronto issuing an invitation to TSACBA to attend its upcoming Shop Day on Saturday October 21, 2017.
As one of ACBS-Toronto's locally-organized events, here’s your chance to have a look at what some of our member builder/restorers have on the go in their home shops, boat houses, and museums. This is a no-charge, Open House type of event. As a courtesy, please contact the host(s) of the event(s) you’d like to attend to let them know you’ll be there. Visit one, two, or all four – it all depends on you.
David and Rosalie Graham, 6-1805 Peninsula Road, Minet, Ontario, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the shop David is completing the new build of a 23’ Clarion Gentleman’s Racer. Also in his shop is a recent purchase - a 1927 23’ Ditchburn that amazingly is in its original condition. The hardware and motor have been removed and the inside of the bilge cleaned. It will receive a full restoration. In the boat house is a 27’ Clarion Ditchburn Viking-inspired launch, a 21’ Clarion ‘30s style Gentleman's Racer, and a 1948 Greavette Dispro.
Directions - Located on the Joe River near Minett at the bridge, the private road is named Riverdale Road. Look for the second place in the road (grey two story garage and boat house).
Contact: David Graham 905-375-0940 or .
Kids & Classics Boatshops Museum, 586 Main St, Glen Williams, L7G 3T6
We will have our 16' Shepherd in the shop undergoing a full restoration. At this time we are dry fitting the outer bottom planks. Also, likely in the shop will be a 24' Shepherd which needs some attention to one engine. We will be happy to demonstrate our new Laguna 14 SUV set-up. We'll saw off some paper-thin slices of 5 ½ “cedar. A skiff built by kids-at-risk a few weeks ago will be in the process of being detailed and finished. You will be able to examine and discuss our new sea fleas, #2 prototype completed this season. The differences between this boat and the original Mini-Max are quite striking for those who built one of those back in the day - or lately! There are other boats around the property as well and the Beaumont Mill Antique Market is right beside the boat shop! Coffee will be on, and we'll dig up some nibbly bits as well. Our usual procedure on Saturdays is to order pizza at noon for whoever is on hand, $7.00 a head into the coffee mug to cover.
Directions - from Toronto take 401 west to 410 north. Just beyond the end of 410 is the first light on old 10 which is Old School Road - turn left on this and follow to our boat shop - west of Mississauga Rd and west of Winston Churchill Blvd as well - just.
Contact: Malcolm Black 905-873-0141 or .
“Wayne’s World”, 17251 Island Road, Port Perry, Ontario 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tour Wayne’s Museum Quality Nautical Exhibit at “Wayne’s World” with his extensive collection of Aristo-Craft boats, Micro and Mini boats, Century Coronados and Chris Craft artifacts. Plus rare and unusual rowing skiffs, canoes and other watercraft. Also see Wayne’s collections of model boats & ships, nautical antiques, and boating memorabilia. Ten rare & unusual boats from Ken Kirk’s Collection, including Vintage race boats, Ken’s 1924 Peterborough “AutoCraft” long deck launch, and his 1918 Evinrude Boat & Motor.
On Hand to Answer Your Questions & Discuss Your “Works in Progress”
Wood Boats - Ken Lavalette. Woodwind Yachts
Fibreglass Boats - Ronny Haylock, Ronny’s Marine
Directions - Island Road runs north off Hwy 7A just east of Port Perry
Contact: Wayne Robinson 905-926-4808 or .
John’s Little Boat Shop, 1195 Meadowview Road, Omemee, Ontario 9 a.m. to Noon
There will be a number of interesting boats in the shop starting with a 30’ 1937 Morse under complete restoration. The hope is to have this massive project completed for next year. A 17’ 1942 Chris Craft has a new bottom and is being repaired/refurbished complete with fresh varnish. This started out as a smaller project but turned into something much larger - not uncommon when getting into these old boats. There will be a boat owned by Ken Kirk. He always has the most interesting boats. The 28’ 1906 Askew is a project boat that is not for the faint of wallet. There will be a number of boats in the yard as well. Featured is a mystery “What is it” boat.
Contact: John Hendren 705-799-2222 or .