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Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boats Inc.

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December Board Meeting

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Please note that the December 14th Board Meeting is cancelled due to the fact that we hold our Annual Membership Meeting on December 3rd.  Information regarding the Annual Meeting is posted on the front page and Upcoming Events.

Lawson Center Promotion

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (1)

"Dear Mr. Thrasher


The Lawson Center Boat Museum in Bemus Point NY would like to offer free admission to members of your ACBS chapter this summer.


We are hoping that you will consider inserting the attached pdf file into your Spring chapter n...

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Press Release - 37th Antique and Classic Boat Show and Race Boat Regatta

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (3)

37th Antique and Classic Boat Show and Race Boat Regatta

Saturday, September 6th

Buffalo Launch Club

503 East River Rd

Grand Island NY 14072

10am through 4:30 pm

Sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Chapter – Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Buffalo Launch Club

Open to the public on September 6th

No Admission charge - However there is a $10.00 per car charge for parking


Feature Attractions for 2014


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Black Rock Lock and Canal Centennial Open House

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Black Rock Lock and Canal Centennial Open House

1776 Niagara Street • Sunday, 17 August 2014 • Noon to 4p.m.

Lock Tours and Exhibits

Exhibitors will include:

Black Rock Historical Society, Buffalo Maritime Cent...

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Boat Show Schedule - 37th Annual Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boat Show

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (3)

Boat Show Schedule

Friday September 5th


11:30am - 12:45pm Lunch available at the Buffalo Launch Club


Opportunity to use your Boat:

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Boat Show Update - What's New This Year

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (4)

Saturday September 6, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Buffalo Launch Club, Grand Island, NY (map)

posted by oldboatsbuffalo

37th Annual Show


Antique Boat Show and Raceboat Reunion Buffalo Launch Club • September 6, 2014 Hosted by the Niagara Frontier Chapter ACBS


Boat Show 2014


The theme for this years show is “Glo...

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2014 Boat Show Registration Form

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The new registration forms,print and online, are now live on our website for the 37th Annual Antique Boat Show and Race Boat Reunion hosted by Niagara Frontier Chapter ACBS at the Buffalo Launch Club, September 6th, 2014!

All of the forms are available on our Boat Show Registration Page here:


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Steam Bending Wood

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (2)



April 30 , 2014


The Maritime Center Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association is a group of individuals interested in small boats--their history, their construction and their use. All events are open to the public and are free.


May Meeting



The meeting of the TSCA Chapter will be Wednesday May 14

7 PM at the Bu...

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2013 Buffalo Classic Boat Show Update

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Schedule of Events for Participants:


The public is welcome to view the boats on Saturday, September 7th

     -Think Big

                  -Think Small


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25' 1935 Richardson "Little Giant"

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (2)

The 25' 1935 Richardson "Little Giant" had been owned by Caleb Ballisico for many years but he was unable to do any restoration work.




The Antique Boat Club took over ownership of the boat and offered it to the North Tonawanda History Museum for their Richardson Boat Exhibit. There were height and door restrictions at the...

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