BREAKING NEWS- This just in from Fellow Woody Boater Bob Braaf with the sad news.
It is with great sadness that I inform you all that Chris~Craft Legend Christopher John Smith died this morning at his home near Holland, Michigan. He passed peacefully in his sleep of natural causes, with family at the bedside. He was 95 years old this 4th of July, 2022. Born in 1927 in Algonac, Michigan, he was the last of the children of Bernard and Dora Smith, and the last great grandson of Christopher Columbus Smith, founder of Chris~Craft. He was the last of the Smiths to work for the family-owned Chris~Craft Company and with his passing goes so much knowledge and experience.
Fair winds and calm seas, Chris. We will miss you.
No services will be held, at his request. Please donate to your favorite marine school or charity in his name, if you wish.
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