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“Fall Classic” River Cruise – October 22nd 2006

By | 2017-02-08T20:45:48+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Chapter News|

The first annual “Fall Classic” was held on Oct. 22, 2006. The event started with lunch at the restaurant at Grafton Harbor marina from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. The cruise left the harbor at approximately 1:30PM headed south toward Alton along the Great River road. We returned to Grafton Harbor at approximately 5:00PM for coffee and snacks [...]

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Polaris Build

By | 2017-03-29T19:02:08+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Chapter News|

I have often been asked, was it easier to build a new boat from plans or is it easier to restore an existing boat, and which gives you the most satisfaction? The answer to both of these questions, like many things has a number of variables. The answer to the second part is easy, I have [...]

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Anderson Trip

By | 2017-02-08T20:20:43+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Chapter News|

On a cold mid western Saturday in the middle of winter, what are a group of classic boat enthusiasts going to do? If you are a member of the Mississippi Valley Chapter the answer is easy, take a trip to Bill Anderson’s classic boat museum in central Illinois. A small group of us went to see [...]

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Woodchuck Profile

By | 2017-02-08T18:49:11+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Chapter News|

  Make and Model: Chris Craft - Cavalier Owner: Jack & Cheryl Hartwig Name: “Woodchuck” Year: 1959 Engine and HP: Hercules 4 Cylinder – Model B – 60 Hp History: The boat was purchased from another MVC club member 2009. The previous owner had purchased the boat in a seriously deteriorated state with the intention of [...]

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“Polaris” is 12 feet of beauty created from cedar strips.

By | 2017-01-24T19:17:39+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Categories: Chapter News|

Jack and Cheryl Hartwig recently downsized both home and fleet. That’s when Jack’s thoughts returned to building a boat from scratch.  He became intrigued with cedar strip construction. Plans were obtained from Compumarine for their 12′ Fisherman. The method of building the boat is similar to that of a cedar strip canoe but the shape is [...]

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ACBS provides each Chapter a “Most Original” Award to present at their chapter’s boat show.

By | 2017-01-25T17:53:35+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Chapter News|

In 2017, Mississippi Valley Chapter’s Award went to a boat owned by Gordon Bourne. The Lina, as told by Grace Thayer Bourne In my Mom’s childhood, a long wooden rowboat was in the boathouse at my family’s camp in the Northern Adirondacks – Lake Chateaugay.  Now that my father has restored it with the help of [...]