I love the thought of a simple photo taken on a whim 60 years ago, heck 80 years ago can produce such warm love. A huge thanks to Alden Reed and Troy, yes that Troy for such warm wonderful memories. There are two photos that were sent to me in various emails that struck that cord of warm summer memories. I of course love to dive in and restore the color of exposure. So today I will show the original, and restored. Thanks again Alden and Troy! You have made all our lives a little warmer today. Actually if you don’t mind, could you turn on the AC around noon. Its a sweat fest here in Virginia.
Clockwise from lower left:
1) 22-ft Chris Craft inboard Kit Boat cruiser built in 1957 at Reed & Prince for the company president 9 YOU MAY RECALL WE DID A STORY ON THIS BOAT ) Click Here
2) 16-ft Chris Craft outboard Kit Boat built in 1958 by a VP of engineering at Reed & Prince
3) 23-ft Chris Craft Custom Runabout named “Electra” which was in the 1940 Boston boat show and owned by a professor of electrical engineering at Harvard
4) Circa 1938 Chris Craft day cruiser named “Je-Da” owned by a textile mill owner from East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Okay now it gets even neater. Below is Electra still going up in Maine.
These pictures below were take in 2014. Photo Credits Samantha Hersom (Troy’s daughter)
Attached is a pic of the Electra during the War — probably 1942. The large registration numbers were required during the war.
A huge thanks to Troy and Alden for the share.