A huge thanks to Kent O. Smith Jr for the amazing images and story by Bob Hamilton, Exec VP of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter. Never quite sure what an exec VP is? If the P dies or is ousted for some sort of Cancel Culture Fopa, does the Exec VP step in? Or is the exec VP an exec of the VP? And in boating? Do I want to even hear the term Exec? or VP? Maybe we should change the titles to, Person that steps up to the plate and words tirelessly for free, managing bitch sessions and dumb requests? Gets no thanks, and a plastic trophy at the end of it all. Wow, that just wondered into a deep dark area. Maybe we just use the term Vice of Vices? Anyway, below is the official report.
It’s all spelled right, makes sense, and actually tells us something. Mmmmm? Maybe we need an exec VP after all.
The 33rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival was held June 18-20, 2021 with Cruising the Chesapeake the theme and cruisers the featured boats. Boats were displayed on both water and land spread over 18 acres at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. We had a Higgins! A 1953 65’ tugboat manufactured by Higgins named the Mi T Mo.
The People’s Choice Award was presented to Cygnus II a 1930 56’ Jacobson & Peterson Motor Yacht and Best of Show was awarded to Adonia a 1947 60’ John Trumpy and Sons cruiser.
Sailboats were included with a 1969 60’ Sparkman Stephens Ketch. Centurys, Chris Crafts, Lyman’s, Whirlwinds, and a Larson Falls Flyer showed up. Eric Zelman’s immaculate Lake N Sea Caribbean made the trek up from Virginia’s Northern Neck.
Boat rides were a big hit with Lymans and Jersey Skiffs delivering on both ends of the speed spectrum and divers with vintage diving equipment had demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday.
Jeff Beard organized ten seminars over Friday and Saturday on a variety of topics about cruisers and the origin of Old Bay.