Sad news from Cadillac Michigan The plant that built most of the Chris Craft boats after the war smaller than 24’ until they moved to Florida, burnt to the ground yesterday. It is a total loss. Long time fellow Woody Boater Russ Arrand reports in…..”I have been in the building a couple of times over the years. It had a clear span area on the second floor where the boats were built.
The milling machines and lumber storage were on the first floor. After the boats were built on the second floor they were moved over to the finish area. After finish they were lowered down to the first floor where the mechanicals were installed. The first floor had a post about every 12 feet making it difficult to move boats around.” Russ owns Cadillac Boat Shop and does very nice work.
Thats all we have right now from Russ, Over the next few days we will have more pictures and history. If you have any shots and stories, please bone up on your math and comment. Remember pictures need to be under 1 mg in size.