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Skaneateles Welcomes Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25

Antique and classic boats from Florida, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland and Indiana will soon make their way to Skaneateles. As will a 1956 Lyman from Harrisburg, Pa., towed by a 1956 Buick, and a rare 1913 Matthews launch with its original Scripps engine, owned by one of four exhibitors from New Jersey’s Lake Hopatcong.

They are among the 80 or so preserved and restored wooden boats that will be on display at Skaneateles’ Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25.

More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day event. Highlights include:

• Boat parade and fly-by, 3 p.m. Saturday

• Four concerts

• Raffle drawings

• Children’s activities

• A display of antique model boats

• Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.

This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 32nd annual show, and the 16th year it has been held in Skaneateles. Admission is free.

The show is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, and presented by M&T Bank.
Contributing sponsors are the Sherwood Inn, Hagerty Insurance and Lisa’s Chart Art. Media sponsors are WRVO-FM, the Scotsman Press, Time Warner Cable and Group M Communications.

The event runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. It is handicapped accessible.

Welcoming and Judging of Boats

From 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, as each exhibiting boat approaches the dock, it will be welcomed by a member of the Sea Scouts, blowing his bosun’s whistle.

Boats will run the gamut from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.

Judging of the boats, in 20 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Musical Entertainment

Free musical entertainment will be provided each day.

The 42nd Infantry Division Band will give a special concert at 4 p.m. Friday. The 38-member band, the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division (M) of the New York Army National Guard, will perform in a variety of musical styles, ranging from patriotic to Latin and rock to pop.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Skaneateles Community Band will give its weekly concert.

Bone and Doolittle will perform noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the Soda Ash Six will perform noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Raffles and Silent Auction

First prize in this year’s raffle is a custom water chart of Skaneateles Lake created by Lisa’s Chart Art of Webster, N.Y. The piece, laser-etched into Baltic birch wood and framed in cherry, is valued at $1,000.

To create her three-dimensional wall charts, artist Lisa Miglioratti etches water depths into the wood in gradients proportional to their charted depths, then dyes the water areas a light blue.

“I’ve had a lifelong fascination with the water, lakes, oceans and rivers,” Miglioratti says. “My background as an IT professional and love of the water make this work a labor of love.”

Other raffle prizes are:

• An overnight stay at the Inn of the Finger Lakes and dinner for two at Moro’s Table

• A cocktail cruise for four on an antique boat

• A dinner cruise for two aboard the Judge Ben Wiles

• A framed poster from the 2010 Antique and Classic Boat Show

• A scuba diving class and gear rental

Raffle tickets are $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds support the Antique and Classic Boat Show.

Additionally, a silent auction will be held for the original artwork depicted in this year’s poster. The watercolor of Skaneateles Lake was created by Ed Levine, who exhibits at Skaneateles Artisans, the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, and other regional galleries.

Children’s Activities

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while their parents admire the displays and learn about the boats’ heritage, children can participate in activities designed especially for them.

• Toy wooden boats will be available for painting and can be floated in a pool by the tent.

• Doug’s Fish Fry has donated 100 copies of its coloring book for children to enjoy.

For more information on the Antique and Classic Boat Show, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 @ 12:26 pm by Curt
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For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Dove
Friday, May 7, 2010 Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
315-685-0552
sdove@skaneateles.com

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Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show Offers Family Fun

Experience the grace and charm of a bygone era, when the historical village of Skaneateles, N.Y., hosts the Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25.

Displays on land and water will feature some 80 preserved and restored wooden boats, ranging from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.

The show, which is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors, is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, and presented by M&T Bank. Admission is free.

“The Antique and Classic Boat Show is an event we look forward to the entire year,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “With children’s activities, the boat parade, free concerts, historical tours—and shopping and dining opportunities afforded by the village’s unique boutiques, galleries and restaurants—there’s truly something for everyone.”

This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 32nd annual show, and the 16th year it has been held in Skaneateles.

Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is handicapped accessible.

Program highlights

From 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, as each exhibiting boat approaches the dock, it will be welcomed by a member of the Sea Scouts, blowing his bosun’s whistle.

Judging of the boats, in 20 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Other highlights include:

• A special concert by the 42nd Infantry Band, 4 p.m. Friday

• Music in the Park, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

• Boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday

• Display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

• Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.

Boat show poster

This year’s commemorative poster is based on a watercolor by Ed Levine, of Sempronious, N.Y., on the south end of Skaneateles Lake, who exhibits at Skaneateles Artisans, the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, and other regional galleries.

“The painting evokes many enjoyable feelings, such as being on a lake viewing the peaceful surroundings and beauty of the watercraft that pass by,” says Levine, in describing the work. “The image of the Roosevelt House clearly defines the setting as Skaneateles Lake.”

Levine is no stranger to antique boating—while growing up, he developed a deep appreciation for the boats’ design and fine craftsmanship from his uncle, who owned a Chris-Craft. Similarly, he says, he fell in love with Skaneateles in the late ‘80s, when he began spending summers on the lake.

The poster will go on sale June 1 for $10 at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and First National Gifts, 2 E. Genesee St. The original artwork will be auctioned off at the show.

Contributing sponsors of the Antique and Classic Boat Show are the Sherwood Inn, Hagerty Insurance and Lisa’s Chart Art. Media sponsors are WRVO-FM, the Scotsman Press, Time Warner Cable and Group M Communications.

For more information on the show, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

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Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 @ 8:46 am by Curt
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Skaneateles Plays Host to Antique and Classic Boat Show July 24-26, 2009

Scores of gleaming wooden boats—lovingly preserved or restored—line the pier, recalling a bygone era. Lake waters glisten. Families stroll Clift Park, enjoying the strains of the Soda Ash Six. It must be Skaneateles in July.
 
The 31st annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, sails into town July 24-26.
 
Upwards of 80 boats are expected from across the United States and Canada. They will be displayed in the water and on land, and may be viewed by the public Friday from 3 p.m. to dusk, Saturday from 9 a.m. to dusk and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Highlights of the event, all of which are free, include:
 
€ Boat parade and fly-by, Saturday at 3 p.m.
 
€ Music in the Park, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Bone and Doolittle will perform on Saturday; the Soda Ash Six, on Sunday.
 
€ Presentation of the People’s Choice Award, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The name of this year’s recipient will be engraved on a brass plaque that will be mounted—along with plaques recognizing the previous recipients—below a half-hull model of a Thousand Islands One-Design launch built by DeWitt resident Anthony Mollica Jr. The model, brass plaques, and a history of the Thousand Islands One-Design launch will be on permanent display at Doug’s Fish Fry in Skaneateles, sponsor of the award.
 
Historic village tours, children’s activities, displays of model boats and raffle giveaways will take place throughout the weekend.
 
Leading up to the event, antique boats will be on display in the downtown Syracuse and Skaneateles branches of M&T Bank, and an 1895 Adirondack Guide Boat owned by Skaneateles resident Steve White and DeWitt resident Craig Benson will be on display at the 50th Annual Antique and Craft Show sponsored by the United Methodist Church (July 10 and 11 at the Austin Park Pavilion). Additionally, a poster developed by Skaneateles artist Steve Ryan, featuring a photo from last year’s show taken by Skaneateles resident Stu Lisson, will adorn storefronts throughout the village and locations throughout the state.
 
As in past years, the event is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors.
 
M&T Bank is the official sponsor of the 31st annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. Contributing sponsors include the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Sherwood Inn and Hagerty Collector Boat Insurance. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable, WRVO-FM, Scotsman Press and Group M Communications.
 
For more information on the Antique and Classic Boat Show, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.
 
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Sidebar:

The FLC’s Antique and Classic Boat Show has won acclaim far beyond the shores of Skaneateles Lake: Last year’s show is prominently featured in an eight-page photo spread in the May/June issue of Classic Boating magazine.
 
Photos and essays appear on:
 
€ “My La$t Desire,” a Hacker Craft Custom owned by Bill and Bayne Gregory of Skaneateles
 
€ “Elizabeth Ellen,” a Fay & Bowen launch owned by Dick and Cynthia Sherwood of Webster
 
€ “Wanted,” a Hacker Craft owned by “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh
 
€ “Double Ender,” a steam launch owned by Steve Shehadi and Lucia Eckles of Skaneateles
 
€ “Hours & Ours,” a Chris-Craft owned by John Broschard III of Hershey, Pa., winner of the 2008 People’s Choice Award
 
€ “The Laker,” a Century owned by Janice Miller of Moravia
 
€ “Anna Belle,” a Penn Yan owned by Dave Blum of Bergen
 
€ A Higgins Sport Speedster owned by Howard and Lynne Hopson of Kingston, Pa.
 
€ “Barbara S. Wiles” and “Judge Ben Wiles,” commercial tour boats owned by Mid-Lakes Navigation Co. of Skaneateles
 
€ “Le Baron,” a Century owned by Bill and Susan Kiesel of Sauquoit
 
€ “Trey’s Knot,” a Chris-Craft owned by Brad Wirth of Skaneateles
 
€ “Songbird,” a Century owned by Jack Gifford of DeWitt
 
€ “Remarkable,” a Larson owned by Gary Jay of Rochester
 
€ “Emerald Cut,” a Chris-Craft owned by Michael and Elaine Sherwood Jakubowski of Rochester
 
€ “Oh Brother,” a Penn Yan owned by John Callahan of Minoa

 

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 @ 9:52 am by Curt
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WINECOUNTRYCLASSICBOATS,INC.

FALL WORKSHOP NOV. 1, 2008
John Ford’s Shop
1568 Number One Rd
Union Springs, N.Y.

9:00 til ?
Cost $3  NOTE: Lunch is NOT provided

9:00 Coffee and Donuts
poke about John’s shop

10:00-til? sessions:

……Fix My Boat: Terry & Rosemary Holland’s 1952 Chris Craft Sportsman is not running right, help to identify the problems, offer suggestions to fix the problems, trouble-shoot, share ideas. Lake test (weather permitting)
 
…..Is your trailer set up to best fit your boat and for easiest launching and retrieval? See how some are set up, offer ideas on how to improve upon them.

……Is your oil ruining your engine? Concerns about reformulation of modern oil. Additives that may help. What is the “correct” oil to use?

……Today’s gas, ethanol, and its effects on our engines. K100 products and discussion on how to protect your engine.

 

WCCB Auction: Please bring items to auction off, support our club!!!

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 @ 7:20 am by Curt
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Yankee Fall Classic Poultry ShowOctober 19  2008
Yankee Fall Classic Poultry Show 
Hours: 7:00am
Price: Free 
Building: Poultry Building 
Phone:  315-492-1974
New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY 13209

P: 800.475.FAIR or 315.487.7711
F: 315.487.9260

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2008 @ 3:04 pm by Curt
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