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 - Rhodes
“Grace” 1961 19.5 ft. Shepherd Runabout

“Grace” 1961 19.5 ft. Shepherd Runabout
(Owned by Bryan and Kathy Rhodes)

Purchased in 1994, Grace was a bleached out hull with several planks missing,and dry rot in many of those remaining. After having, the boat re-planked, Bryan set out to restore it. Six years and many long hours of labour and untold frustration later, Grace was entered in the 2000 Antique and Classic Boat Show in Gravenhurst. Unfortunately, ongoing problems with the engine and water pump meant that she had to be towed from the dock. Although most of the engine problems have since been resolved, Bryan and Kathy always travel with extra impellors and have to prime the engine before it will start. Bryan completed the restoration and most of the engine rebuild on his own. The interior upholstery and suntop were completed by Dan & Pam Truax in Dunsford.

“ Grace” winters in Pickering and summers in Victoria Place, just outside of Bobcaygeon. She can frequently be seen on the waters of Pigeon and Buckhorn Lakes with occasional forays as far as Fenlon Falls and Youngs Point. The boat is shown here at the Association's 2003 Rendezvous on Stony Lake.