Information about ongoing shows including show details, forms, directions, and more.
Port Sanilac Boat Show will be held August 12, 13
Registration Form, Click here
Blue Water Antique and Classic Boat Show 2016
The Port Huron Boat Show for 2016 will be held September 9-10 the weekend after Labor Day at the River Street Marina on the Black River in Port Huron.
This should be an exciting event as the new pavilion will be ready, construction is scheduled to begin in April. This new facility will greatly enhance the boat show, providing a covered space for many activities during the show. Two members of the Michigan Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and Port Huron residents, LeRoy Stevens and Mark Walker are largely responsible for this terrific project. It will be a great asset to Port Huron for many years to come.
Activities for boaters kick off on Friday afternoon September 9 with a cruise down the St Clair River to St Clair for dinner at the Voyageur.
The public boat show is Saturday, September 10 at the River Street Marina on the Black River between the 7th and 10th Street bridges. Again this year free antique boat rides will be offered from 11 am to 2 pm. This has been done for the last two years and has proved to be very popular with the public.
The feature boat for this year's show is the Chris Craft Commander. These are a range of fiberglass boats, mostly cruisers made by Chris Craft. The 38' Commander Express Cruiser was the pivotal boat in the development of fiberglass technology by Chris Craft. It was the first of all fiberglass cruisers made by Chris Craft. Its production bridged the gap from the past to the future. It proved to be a tremendous success for Chris Craft resulting in the production of subsequent sedan and sport fisherman models. Ultimately, many different models of Commanders were built some as small as 19' but most were cruisers all the way up to 47'.
The 38' Commander was built in 1963 and debuted at the 1964 New York Boat Show where it caused a sensation. At the time, none of the other main line motor yacht builders were building in fiberglass. The Commanders were known for having " bullet proof " hulls. They were probably over engineered as Chris Craft wanted to make sure that this new product innovation was successful. Many of these boats are still in service today, more than 50 years after they were built and the bottoms are still standing up.
Michigan Chapter Boat show for 2016 will be held in Algonac, June 24-26.
Tour of Algonac Cast Products:
Location: 9300 Stone Rd., Algonac, MI
Members can meet at Algonac Cast Products at 9:45 or meet at the Harbour Club Harbor Master’s Building at 9:30 to car pool. We will return to the Harbour Club at 11:30 for a 12:00 PM departure for the Friday lunch.
There will be a casual dinner Friday evening in the old Chris Craft factory building at the Algonac Harbour Club. Enter through the large bay doors on the canal / gas dock side of the building. Dinner 6:30 PM.
Throughout the day on Saturday a shuttle will leave the Harbour Club and travel to the Algonac Historical Society downtown Algonac. The shuttle will stop at restaurants on the way. It will also pass by numerous historically significant locations, including Gar Woods house, Chris and Jay Smith’s houses and the Algonac Cemetery where Gar Wood and Chris Smith are buried. Anyone can get off the shuttle for lunch or view the museum, then catch the next shuttle back. Shuttle will travel between 10:00 and 3:00.
Boat Parade Saturday
Anyone interested in participating in a boat parade check the box on the registration form. The Parade will be coordinated by the Algonac Historical Society. Representatives from the Society will contact you during the day to explain the procedure for the parade and gather information on your boat.
At approximately 3:30 boats will depart the Harbour Club and head up river to the Algonac State Park. Boats will then proceed back down river at a slow speed past the park in downtown Algonac. When passing the park, someone on shore from the Historical Society will announce the boat and provide any interesting details on the boat to people gathered in the park to watch the parade.
After passing downtown the boats can proceed back to the Harbour Club or boat ramp.
A dinner will be served Saturday evening staring at 6;00 at the Algonac Harbour Club, in the old Chris Craft factory building. Enter through the large bay doors on the canal / gas dock side of the building.
Access to the Old Club for the Sunday brunch can be via land or water. Reminder – no denim is allowed in the dining room, shirts must have collars.
Algonac Registration Form, Click here
Volunteer Registration Form, Click here
So far 2 summer cruise dates have been established-
Wednesday June 15, launch at Algonac DNR ramp cruise down Middle Channel to Brown's
Wednesday July 20, launch at Algonac DNR ramp cruise up St Clair River to St Clair, to Pepper Jacks
More dates to be added later.
For more information, contact John Adams 586-781-0798