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As part of our effort to have more fun on the water Mike Gridley offered to host a cruise out of Honey Harbour on Aug 27 2016. Turned out to be a great day on the water seeing the sites of Georgian Bay. 5 boats turn up for the cruise. A few stops were planned with a special visit to the historic boat Kittyhawk a 1931 Gidley. I am sure we will go to Honey Harbour again so keep a watch for the return of this event and others planed in the event section on the website and in our Classic Boat magazine.

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Saturday was a was a fun day for the ACBS Toronto members and woody boat fans who joined us for the Honey Harbour Cruise. The day started at the Delawana Resort where we assembled on the docks. After lunch at theThe Narrows Grill we were off to explore Georgian Bay, or at least a small portion of it. Our final stop was at Guy and Cathy Johnstone's cottage for a bit of relaxing and socializing. The star though was Kittyhawk, Orville Wright's launch from his years as a cottager on Georgian Bay. He spent summers on Lambert Island from 1916 to 1941.

Thanks to Mike McCullough for being our guide, providing refreshments and to the Johnstone's for opening their cottage to us and allowing us to enjoy "Kittyhawk"

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100 mile cruise 2016 August 20, 2016. The Muskoka steam Ships decided to celebrate 150years of the Wenona by going on the 100 mile cruise and ask the ACBS to tag along. Both the Wenona and the Segwun were sold out.
The day was perfect for the event sun was up and the wind stayed away. Only a few boats met the ships in Gravenhurst though as they cruised north to Port Carling many more joined in. But the time they hit the locks folks lined the locks to wish them a good trip on to Lake Rosseau and Lake Joe. A band was on hand to play the ships through the locks and entertain the onlookers. A fun day was had as the ships steadily cruised up to the swing bridge in Port Sandfield cheered on by more onlookers and then all the way up to the top of Lake Joe. By 230 in the afternoon they reached the half way point of their trip before turning around to head back home. The smaller historic craft still cruised alongside but slowly dispersed as the comfort level in the small boats is not quite the same the ships.
This was another successful cruise and a fun way to get out in your classic boat for a memorable day on the water.

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