A Little Less Fatty Sausage Today

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Well, a rainy cold morning, and guess what? Ya, again I slept in late. I suppose I will be called into Woodyboater HR and given a good talk’n too about showing up to work on time.  So today we get some sausage. But a different kinda sausage. A deeper thought kinda sausage, less fat, and more meat. OH And things get a little deep near the end of todays story. I got a little carried away.

Are you a Chris-Crafter?

This one gave me some insight as to the origin of Chris Craft the brand. The boat was called a Chris-Craft, as in Chris’s boat, the company was Chris Smith & Sons Boat Co.

I so need one of these

Who knew? Hot rod guys know. And now I do. The little metal lable on the door is worth some bucks

$450 on ebay!


Some real cool images on ebay for 1 buck… for now. HERE

The second you open it?

Naples MAINE, is it still there. Troy!

The more I dug on this place, its a local icon. BEST NAMES EVER! Love the arrow

HOLY CRAP – That SPEEDBOAT lettering

ANd I colorized it for the header

So I dug even further. Dang this sausage day is getting deeper

And this one from the Naples Historical Society Facebook page from the other side and a different sign.


13 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    I wonder if the Chris Craft direct factory branch on East Jefferson in Detroit is Gregory Boat Company. I think they went back that far.

  2. Dan Overbeek
    Dan Overbeek says:

    One thing from the photos… I think I was born into the wrong generation. Those folks had cool cars, cool boats, loved family and friends, we’re patriotic and respected people in general. But I digress, cool photos! I love history, perhaps that is why I love old boats…especially those with a story!

  3. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Naples is still there, but I think Don Paul’s Speedboat Rides are long gone.

    Interestingly just south of Naples is a manual lock on the Songo River that feeds into Sebago Lake.

    This is actually the youthful stomping grounds of Floyd R Turbo, he may remember Don Paul’s from his childhood!

    • Gary W Van Tassel
      Gary W Van Tassel says:

      Naples is a great place and the Mountain View Woodies Chapter is a great bunch. We take the KAVALK 19 up there in August to participate with the club, Causeway boat parade is a ton of fun, traveling through the manual locks on the Songo into Sebago Lake from Long Lake for lunch at Frye Island Cafe and giving boat rides to seriously ill kids at Camp Sunshine is a high point of the week. They also do various cruises during the week with a boat show on Saturday in “Downtown Naples”. Good people. All their proceeds go to Camp Sunshine. The kids love the classic boat rides.

      • Troy in ANE
        Troy in ANE says:

        Gary: Every year I intend to plug into that show and as of yet have never made it.

        I will look it up and see if we are around this year, it sounds like a LOT of fun!

  4. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Speaking of locks here is a shot from a few years ago coming back from Pirats Oasis during the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival.

    Now that I think about it this was 2020 so it is from the show that never was.

  5. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    I think the only one that would be upset about your sleeping in would be Greg. You may have messed up his morning schedule. You know I always appreciate a good sausage day. Cool pictures ,isn’t there a Sebago lake in Maine? Also, Troy

    • Mark in Ohio ( today in Florida)
      Mark in Ohio ( today in Florida) says:

      Hell I have Florida on the brain. Saw Naples and thought Florida. My bad. Getting back to The SW Refrigerator, I wonder if it has a SW temperature guage in it.

  6. Matt
    Matt says:

    They all appear to be different. My guess form looking more deeply into the causway in Naples…Maine, is around 1930-40 maybe even into the early 50’s Howard Johnsons was big in the 40’s and 50’s, The pre war logo and boats were 1940’s Pics from before that period have nothing there, or in the late 50’s and now its all cleaned up.

  7. Murdock
    Murdock says:

    Love old signs and well, old stuff in general.
    People seemed to be more civil then and had manners too.
    Oh, and didn’t wear a pair of pajamas on the airplane either.

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