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.

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Mall Displays

The Association holds an annual “mini-show” as part of Canadian Safe Boating Awareness Week with an assortment of member boats on display at Centre Court of Lansdowne Place Mall in Peterborough.

Guys in Their Garages

Held annually, a "Guys in Their Garages" Tour provides the opportunity for Association members to show off boats to be refurbished, work in progress, or a finished product. Often part of the day features a workshop on a specific task involved with remodeling or refurbishing an antique or classic boat.

"Glassing” the bottom of a cedar strip.
John Hendren, Murray Parnell, and Jim Watt
show how to do it the right way.

High Point Run 2008

Organized by Jim Watt, the High Point run from Bolsover to River Bend Marina on the lower side of Lock 19 from August 11-15, 2008, involved 15 Antique and Classic boats.

Boat Shows

There are many occasions when the Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association participates in a variety of Boat Shows. The largest by far was in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Peterborough Lift Lock. This show was held at Little Lake in Peterborough following a run from Young's Point Lock. In some cases, a show will include land displays along with boats in the water, as well as the Association's booth to let everyone attending know who we are.

Clayton, New York

Of course as antique and classic boat enthusiasts, many Association members make the annual trip, by boat or by car, to the Clayton Antique & Classic Boat Show in the summer, sponsored by the Clayton Antique Boat Museum in upper state New York on the St. Lawrence River.

A Sea of Wooden Boats

Many of the runs or travel to a Rendezvous or event involves locking through the Trent-Severn Waterway as many Association events take place on the surrounding lakes and rivers. Whenever there is "a sea of wooden boats" in any of the locks it always attracts a great deal of attention.

Youngs Point Lock

Kirkfield Lift Lock

Peterborough Lift Lock

Hastings Lock

Youngs Point Lock

On the way to Peterborough