National Vintage Boating Day
August 8, 2020
10:30 a.m. to noon (local time)
Get out on the water on -Saturday, August 8 from 10:30 to 12:00 - on a lake or river near you. No registration and minimal trailering required. Vintage boats include any boat built up to and including 1991, or any wooden boat.
Here are the confirmed routes so far:
Assemble by 10:30 a.m. on Mirror Lake just south of Port Carling on the Indian River. Guides will lead the flotilla on a gentle cruise.
Assemble by 10:30 a.m. in the bay on the Indian River opposite Echo Point near the canoe cut. Guides will lead the flotilla on a gentle cruise.
This slow-paced cruise will begin in Little Go Home Bay, head around into Whites Bay to the mouth of the channel to Big Chute and down the Trent System, through The Narrows into Little Lake and return via the Back Channel. Assemble by 10:30 a.m. or join along the route.
Lake of Bays
Assemble by 10:30 a.m. at the west end of the Narrows. Cruise through the Narrows toward Dorset, pass under the bridge into Little Trading Bay, then break to head for home.
Boaters who do not wish to make the journey to Little Trading Bay, could cruise the bay closer to home base.
Pigeon Lake (Kawartha Lakes)
Assemble by 10:30 a.m. at the west side of the Gannon’s Narrows Bridge (Pigeon Lake). Cruise to Bobcaygeon, turn around at Gordon’s Yacht Harbour, and return. Those who wish may find docking space and explore the town.
Don’t see a location near you? No problem! Start your own flotilla. Simply choose a starting point and let us know what it is. We’ll put the word out to club members. All vintage boats are welcome to participate in this event, so please spread the wordto any non-club members.
We’ll also keep you updated as additional routes are announced.
Please note that while we’re supporting this event, it is not an ACBS-Toronto sanctioned event.
Please contact Kathy Rhodes for more information or to share your route.
Stone figures called “Inukshuks” (an Inuit word meaning “In the image of man”) can be found along Canada’s Northern Shores from Baffin Island to Victoria Island. Originally built as landmarks to aid in navigation and to assist in caribou hunting, the Inukshuk has been adopted today as a symbol to remind us of our dependence on each other and the value of strong relationships. We chose this figure with great respect, because we all need each other these days, and we all share strong relationships within the vintage boating community.