ACBS Toronto, Summer Boat Show, Gravenhurst, Ontario

ACBS Toronto, Gravenhurst - Dippy


By Andy Adams

The theme for the ACBS Toronto Chapter, Summer Boat Show that will be held in Gravenhurst, Ontario on July 11, 2015 is The Disappearing Propeller Boat, commonly called a “Dippy”. These double-ended skiffs were among the earliest gasoline powered boats. The name Disappearing Propeller Boat is because the propeller is on a jointed shaft so the helmsman can pull a lever and lift it into a housing, allowing the boat to glide over logs and rocks – the propeller disappears when danger looms.

Typically, this is a wonderful show with up to 100 of the very finest boats tied up at the docks in the water, doing demonstration ‘fly-bys’ to delight the crowds. A public address system keeps the visitors informed about the boats that are passing by and other activities. There are far more boats on the land, art and gift kiosks, snacks and children’s activities too.


ACBS Toronto Chapter, Summer Boat Show – Gravenhurst, Ontario 

July 11,2015


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Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, Ontario

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, Ontario

Pumphouse Steam Museum, Kingston, Ontario

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Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, New York

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.

Victoria Classic Boat Festival, Victoria, B.C.


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