Chris Smith seen here at the helm, delivering a new Chris Craft to the Martel family at there summer cottage in Naples, Maine. The Martel family is famous for the “Dipsy” candy bars of the early 20’s. Only later was it found that Dipsy candy bars secret ingredient was opium. “We had no idea it was a drug” said founder and inventor Lester Martel, “we just knew that after one bite you would want more” Thus the famous campaign slogan was coined. “There all Tipsy for Dipsy!” After this photo was taken the Martel family went on to become world renowned experts in wood boats. Great grandson Joe Martel is often quoted today in many highly regarded Classic Boat publications.

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5 Responses to “Very Rare Photo of Chris Smith Found In Pile Of Postcards.”
  1. Anonymous

    I told you that it looked like Chris Smith at the wheel. Remember when you bought this card at the Smith Mt Lake Boat Show?
    Glad to see it again and that you found out it was him.
    Again look forward to seeing you again at this years show in Sept.
    Regards, Frank

  2. Anonymous

    Too funny. It sounds like marketing, creative writing, a good wit and the perfect holiday came together today. Thanks for the laugh. Larry

  3. Jim Staib

    Ya think Joe Jr. is still hittin on his stash of Dipsy? Could explain a LOT!!

  4. WoodyBoater

    Ha, Joe Jr, clearly was into the dipsy bars at an early age!

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