Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association

Our Mission is to promote the preservation and use of Antique and Classic Watercraft by providing our members with information & guidance through workshops, boating events, and social gatherings.

Antique Boats
Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
2004 Boat Show
Celebrating Peterborough Lift Lock 100th Anniversary

During this event, six Awards were presented in the following categories:

MAYOR'S CHOICE: A 1920 – 18.5 foot Dispro (Dippy), owned by Robert Clipsham and Pamela Gibson
This Dispro No. 2313 was built in 1920 in Port Carling, purchased by cottagers from Toledo, Ohio, and delivered by train to Long Lake (Espanola), Ontario. It was operated until 1950 and was then stored in a boathouse until its retrieval in 1998 by Joe Fossy (Dispro Historian). It was meticulously restored by Fred Forster, master canoe builder, in Keene, Ontario, in 1999. It now resides at Uneeda Rest on Sparrow Lake (Trent-Severn).

CAPTAINS' CHOICE: A 1954 – 16 foot Peterborough Seafarer Hardtop, owned by Keith Venables
This 75th Anniversary boat made by the Peterborough Canoe company spent its life, up until 1999, in the care of the Manson family of Toronto and McLean Lake, Ontario. Originally equipped with a 1955, 25 hp Johnson, it has been given a little extra power with the installation of twin 35 hp 1947 Johnson Javelins.

FIRST MATES' CHOICE: A 1956 13.6 foot Aristo Craft Seaflash 13, owned by Wayne and Nicky Robinson
Completely restored by Woodwind Yachts of Nestleton, Ontario in 2001. Powered by a 4 cylinder 40 hp Mercury MK55. Used on Chandos Lake.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - 3 Categories:

FAVOURITE CRUISER: "Meandering On," a 1935 - 25 foot Richardson Little Giant, owned by John and Cindy Hendren
Purchased by the present owners in 1998, the vessel was previously owned by a Scarborough family, and stored at a marina on Chemong Lake. It was taken over by the marina for back storage and stored inside a shed for 18 years. After a two year complete restoration, including engine rebuild, “Meandering On” was launched in June of 2000.

FAVOURITE BOAT UNDER 18 FEET: "L'il Nessy", A 2003 - 10 foot (Glen L plan) Squirt - Gentleman's Racer, owned by Vanessa Hendren
Constructed during the winter of 2003 by Vanessa’s dad, John, “L’il Nessy” is 12 year old Vanessa’s first (of many!) wooden boats. Launched and water-tested July 16, 2003 in Little Lake - powered by a 15 hp Mercruiser, this little boat was a hit with family and friends all summer long, testing the waters of Chemong, Lower Buckhorn and Stony Lakes.

FAVOURITE BOAT 18 FOOT AND OVER: “ Just Peachy”, a 1936, 23 foot Port Carling Boatworks Custom, owned by Mike Honsberger
Just Peachy was designed in 1935 when Cam Milner of the Port Carling Boatworks made a wooden model of a cigar boat of which only two were built. It was found in great disrepair and restored by the present owner over a period of 4 years.She is 23 feet long, and powered by a straight 8 Chrysler with dual carbs, and 175 hp.

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