Updated 5/30/19

1992 to 2019

"For the Love of Classic Boats"

Upcoming Events

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June Picnic & Boating

Date: Saturday June 15th at 1 PM
Location: West Linn's Willamette Park (1100 12th Street )
Come enjoy the finest of hamburgers, grilled to perfection by our
own club President.  Please bring a dish (not required) such as a salad or dessert.  Feel free to bring your boat, a friend, your kids, or grand children.  As usual, expect great fun, food, conversation and boating. We have a reserved shelter near the entrance to the boat launch parking lot.

Lake Mayfield

Don't forget to make reservations for our annual excursion to Lake Mayfield at the Lake Mayfield Resort, between, Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 12th.  Be sure to make dock reservations for your boat also.  Tuesday, July 9th is the pot luck dinner.  Come enjoy the fun.

CWC Boat Show

CWC Boat Show at Lake Oswego
August 24th & 25th, 2019

Come enjoy one of the premier boat shows in the Pacific Northwest.  All ACBS members are welcome to enter their boats.  Last year, boats from Washington and Canada were in attendance and won trophies.  This is a show where several thousand spectators will come by to admire our classic boats.  It is also the only time that the private Oswego Lake is opened to us.    

We also have several rooms at Lakeshore Inn being held for show attendees.  Please contact the Lakeshore Inn before June 23 to make reservations.  

With your show registration comes an invitation to attend the Friday, 8/23, Oswego Heritage House reception and one ticket to the Saturday, 8/24, Awards Banquet including beer or wine.

To open a copy of the registration form click on the link below.  Please print and mail to this form with payment to Bob Nelson.  

Other Northwest Classic Boating Events

Other Upcoming Events

6/28 - 6/30     Whitefish Woody Weekend, MT
                        Click Here for Registration Form 
7/12 - 7/14     Sandpoint Boat Show, Sandpoint, ID
                        Click Here for a Registration Form
7/26 - 7/28     Payette Lake Boat Show, McCall, ID
                        Click Here for Registration Form
7/27               Renton River Days, Renton, WA
                         Click Here for a Registration Form
8/23 - 8/25     Lake Oswego Boat Show, Lake Oswego, OR
                         Click Here for a Registration Form
8/24 - 8/25     Coeur d'Alene Boat Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID

8/30 - 9/2       Dry Rot Boat Show, Priest Lake, ID
                        Click Here for a Registration Form
9/15 - 9-21     ACBS International Boat Show, Alexandria Bay, NY
                        Click Here for a Registration Form
9/27 - 9/29     Okanagan Boat Show, Pentiction, BC, Canada

10/4 - 10/6     Mahogany & Merlot Boat Show, Chelan, Wa
                        Click Here for a Registration Form

President's Welcome Message

Welcome to the website for the Columbia~Willamette Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS).  We are a diverse group of individuals with a passion for classic, antique & historic boats.

Our goal, as a chapter, is to provide an opportunity for vintage boat enthusiasts to get together and share knowledge, experience and enjoyment in old boats.  We are a volunteer organization who enjoys finding, discussing, restoring and operating classic boats. You don’t need a boat to join.  We’re always looking for people with a love for boats and there’s always room on a member boat at our in-water functions, so if you’re interested in joining but thought that you needed a boat, you were wrong!  Check out the national ACBS website and become a member today.

Our events calendar is a living document that is continually updated so be sure to check often for future events and activities.  Our chapter covers the state of Oregon and Southern Washington for the ACBS and we are fortunate to be in such a beautiful part of the country with a rich marine heritage and bounty of wonderful boats.

Whether you’re into fast classic fiberglass boats or prefer to motor slowly in your wooden cruiser, we’re the club for you.  If you’ve always wanted an old boat but weren’t sure how to go about it, we can help you there too.  We have workshops that cover the technical aspects of maintaining boats, inspecting prior to purchase among many other things. 

Please take your time in exploring our website.  This is an active group and we get a lot of use out of our boats in the summer.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Happy Boating!



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