Welcome to the North Carolina Coastal and Piedmont Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society

June 1, 2023

Greetings fellow boat enthusiasts!

In the last month, the weather has once again shown its favor to our club so that we could experience several outstanding boating events together.  In this edition of the newsletter, you’ll read that blue skies followed our members from Beaufort to New Bern to Lake Lure and beyond - even to New York state!  Not only was the weather “award-winning”, so were our member’s boats.  Congrats to the winners chronicled in the reports on the following pages.  We’re hoping for the same gracious weather in June for the events we’ve got on the calendar.  Two of them are recognizable from years past and run by friends of the club, and two are new and involve our own club making it happen.

The first is the T-Ville Vintage Power Show in Thomasville, NC on June 9th and 10th.  This is a popular event that draws attendees who come to view and participate in a broad range of “antique-related” activities like vintage cars, machinery, music, food, and - of course! - boats.

The second is the show of our sister Chesapeake Bay ACBS chapter in St. Michaels, MD, June 16-18, 2023.  It’s on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and is their 35th annual show!

Next, we have two of our “own” chapter events.  The first is actually not “our” event, but that of the folks at the Bridgeton Blueberry Festival.  However, they’ve reached out to us about showcasing our boats and club at that event and have asked Alan Hills to facilitate.  So, if you like any of the following: Brigdeton, blueberries or boats – be sure to contact Alan and let him know you’re interested!

Finally, member Jim Dean is organizing our “Wilmington Road Show” for June 24th.  We’ll visit Ted Hewlett’s huge collection of antique outboards, have lunch and enjoy fellowship at a local watering hole, then check out Ken Tatum’s saw mill and homestead located alongside the Cape Fear River.  It should all be really neat, and kudos to Jim Dean for putting it all together!

As always, thanks to Judy Hills for writing the newsletter, which includes detailed information on each of the events (past and present) mentioned above.  Thanks Alan Hills and John Dougherty for your stories regarding your old/new Barbour.  And thanks to Jim Dean for organizing the upcoming Wilmington event, and also for being one of our biggest new-member-recruiters!  To all members - new and old - happy boating and I’ll hope to see you at an event soon!



2023: What's New or News?

June 2023 Messing About in Boats
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Upcoming events
Watch the website and the newsletter for events that our chapter is either sponsoring or encouraging you to participate in.  Here are a few key dates:

  • 6/9-10  Thomasville, NC Vintage Power Show.  Click here.
  • 6/16-18  Chesapeake Bay ACBS Show.  Click here.
  • 6/17 Bridgeton Blueberry Festival.  Contact Alan Hills if you can show your boat there. Click here
  • 6/24 Chapter outing --Wilmington Road Show.  10 to 3  Click here to register.
  • 7/11     Chapter business meeting, evening picnic & run on Lake Jordan 4 PM
  • 7/22     Try your hand at sailing at Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern
  • 8/20     International Vintage Boating Day
  • 8/20     Possible Chapter outing—Lake Townsend—Greensboro area

Organizing a Pop-Up Event
In addition to the events scheduled on our calendar, we invite members to create a “last-minute” gathering and notify chapter members of the opportunity to participate. This could be a workshop, an “I need help with…”, a run on the lake, or something else special that you have run across or want to do.  Here is how it works:

  1. You identify the opportunity
  2. You email the details to VP Alan Hills
  3. Alan will forward the information to all chapter members ASAP
  4. You take pictures, write up the event, and submit a them to the newsletter editor

2023 Chapter Board:  (Below L to R):
Alan Hills (VP), Judy Hills (Sec), John Justice (Director), Jeff Martinson (Pres), Jim Alexander (Director), John Dougherty (Director), Bill Conley (Director), and Kevin Leiner (Treas).
(Not pictured Dan Bixler-Director).

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