The rare eBay photos just keep giving back the magic. We got an email from Albert Frosts grandson, who had some more info on the Frost family and man oh man, its very cool. Here is some history on the Frost family!
Albert G. Frost 1st started a Buick dealership in Portland Maine early 1920’s..
In 1928 opened a boat shop in Portland. Below photo that started the chain of stories
Albert G Frost boat co was the 1st Johnson outboard dealership in the US and the first Chris craft dealer in New England. His youngest son Richard, known to many as Dick Frost started working for his dad after graduating from Deering High School. He began racing small boats for once Corp starting in Naples Maine and going as far as California .
He won many of these races and became a local hero when in a race in Naples on long lake Maine another competitor flipped over going around a buoy. Dick, who was well in the lead, turned back to help the driver.
Dick gave Chris Craft rides at the Naples causeway and on the eastern prom in Portland .
He also flew a small plane! During WWII he was in the 19th task force patrolling the coast of Maine
Dick bought a Seaplane and had Chris-Craft painted on it and serviced the boats they had sold as far as Moosehead Lake.
Albert G Frost passed away in 1954 shortly after Dick bought a piece of land beside a river that ran into Sebego Lake . He had the shallow river dredged to allow bigger boats this new marina was called Frost harbor . He also moved the shop in Portland to Scarborough Maine for more room to better showcase is growing stock of boats.
Now, Woody Here. This is where I got confused last article. HERE. There was a Albert G. Frost II.. Okay back to Brian.
My older brother, Albert G Frost II, worked with him. I also worked in the boat yard .. the business was sold in the 1980s
Dick lived to be 93 and was married to my mom Helen for 72 years
I remember the story that he bought my moms engagement ring with the winnings from a race in California .. he was an accomplished musician had his own band and played the saxophone, accordion.
How cool is this, all from one simple picture bought on eBay and posted. For the record, we sent the original photo to Brian for his family.