Antique & Classic
Boat Society

38th Annual Portage Lakes
Antique & Classic Boat Show

Sponsored by the North Coast Ohio Chapter of ACBS
& The Portage Lakes Historical Society
Saturday, June 29th from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Just west of the ClockTower at the docks of Portage Lakes restaurants...
On Tap At The Harbor &
Nicoletti's at Park Place (formerly Hook, Line & Drinkers)

The Portage Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show is one of the oldest boat shows in the country. The 38th annual event, co-sponsored by the North Coast Ohio Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) and the Portage Lakes Historical Society, will be held on June 29, 2013.

VOTE for your favorite boat at the show in our PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS!

2012 was a GREAT EVENT! Here are some pictures from last year's Classic Boat Show....

Both of these fine restaurants are donating all available dock space to accommodate up to 55 boats, making this one of the largest boat shows of its kind in Ohio.

Last year’s show featured boats from Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Awards went to over 20 of these great classic boats, including two awards sanctioned by national organizations. What began as a 4th of July Boat Parade 38 years ago has grown into a nationally recognized event with out-of-state attendees.

In 2012, an estimated crowd of over 5,000 spectators enjoyed this single day show.

While most of the boats are of wood construction and come from the 1950’s and 60’s, there were several models from the 1920’s, `30’s and `40’s as well. Another class growing in popularity is the Fiber-Classic’s or Fiberglass constructed boats. There were boats from this category from the 1970’s in attendance as well.

Of special note is the revolving trophy dedicated to the memory of Ned Mohrman, a legend in Portage Lakes boating history. Ned was responsible for the formation of several boating organizations, racing events, was a marina owner and friend of everyone who met him. A “lakes” historian in his own right, Ned would spin stories for hours of escapades on the lakes. This award in his memory is presented on behalf of the Portage Lakes Historical Society to the entrant with the best boat from Portage Lakes.

Most of the boats make up a cross section of the boating population many of us grew up with on the Portage Lakes; Chris Craft’s, Lyman’s, Century’s and outboards of several manufacturers. Canoes and sailboats are also welcomed in the show with award categories of their own.

If you want to relive the days of watching great classic boats cruise the waters of Portage Lakes or just enjoy looking at wonderfully restored and preserved water craft, come to the boat show on June 29th. You will not be disappointed.

This year the Awards Dinner will be held for show participants and their families at the historic Turkeyfoot Island Club on Turkeyfoot Lake. This renowned club with dock space for up to 16 boats will provide a memorable evening for the boat show awards.

We'll See You There!

On Tap At The Harbor
562 Portage Lakes Drive
Akron, Ohio 44319

Nicoletti's at Park Place
530 Portage Lakes Dr.
Akron, OH 44319

Proudly brought to you by our co-sponsors:
The North Coast Ohio Chapter of the
Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS)

The Portage Lakes Historical Society

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