Well, today’s story was supposed to be a wonderful one on how fantastic the “Boat The Blue” event was. Records shattered, close to 800 free boat rides given. And it was. A HUGE shout out to the Michigan Gang who did an amazing job. Of course there is really no need to show any more dock shots. Just look on Facebook for literally hundreds and hundreds of confusing wonky dock shots.
Last night, we requested by email, and in person the list of winners for everyone to see to add to the excitement. Some winners were announced by the owners on Facebook of course so the news is out there in parts and pieces. But we were flatly denied the winners names and boats. The ACBS wants to publish them for themselves. Okay, So no story on the event today, just a bitter reminder of the pettiness of the ACBS. Do we need the winners names? No, not really. The folks that care, were all there. You the rest of the community will have to wait. So much for the new tag line. ACBS, Your Connection to the Classic Boat Community.
So here the local group kills its self to get the news out, to bring us all together, and it has, and the ACBS, goes back to it’s exclusionary roots. Just when it counts, just at the very second it could have changed its image, just at the very second….Smart.. real smart. Maybe the tagline should just be AC…BS.
So, now what? Radio silence. A black out from the Black River. For all of you winners, a HUGE congrats, only you will know. And to all of us that watched painfully while the event went on. Stuck in our homes dealing with the crap outside…Sorry, today, you get this.