We got this wonderful email from fellow Woody Boater Geoffrey Reynolds for Jayne Grant requesting info for a friend (Carol Prell) on a long lost boat of her dad. All she has is this photo. Eeeeeouch! It’s a needle in a hay stack, But…. hey…ya never know. Ya can’t find out if you don’t ask, and this is the place to ask. So here we go, all the tips we have.. And they are kinda all over the place..From one of Geoffreys contacts, Geofry and David Scholten think the boat most looks like a 1946-1949 Chris-Craft 16′ Special Runabout (Rocket). Here is a link to Rocket info on the ACBS site.
So.. What do you think? AND, is there anyone that knows the original owner? Or history of the boat? I told you.. Needle in a hay stack!
Take it away Jayne
Matt, unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of additional information for you. The picture you have is the only one. Her dad’s (Carol Prell) name (deceased) is Frank Williiams. His home was in Holland, MI. Boating would include Lake Macatawa (Holland) and Lake Michigan. Also, to/from, around the Saugatuck MI area. She is not sure, but possibly he kept it at a marina on the south side of Lake Mac. It would appear the picture was taken on a car ferry*. He sold the boat around 1949, prior to getting married. He used the money to buy property and build a home.