Chris Craft Plant During WW2 Post Card

Looks like the photo was taken around where Catch 22 is right across the street.

I love this little Past Card from Algonac. Kinda shows how it looked from the roadside. And even cooler is the Pre War sign out front. Oh ya! Tell me that wouldn’t be a gold mine find. No doubt in someones basement in Algonac someplace. One would hope. Now as I got into the details of the image, its clear its around the big one, WW2. The Army Navy E flag, and the sign out front with the names of solders.

I am deducing this is the building in the Post Card

I may be able to replicate this in a cool way.

Color cleaned up

I worked from NOS Cans from that period

This sign is what dates the shot for me

The E Flag for Excellence issued by the Army and Navy in July 1942

Screen grab from the Chris Craft During WW2 Website with the E flag that flew over the Holland Plant.

You can purchase the Post Card HERE on Ebay


7 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    I have never seen that photo before. I think part of that building is still there or a newer one on the east side of the same lot. Pete has leased it out to different parties. It always amazes me how much land was taken out of the property to create the current Harbour Club marina. It’s obvious when you look at the original aerial photo.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • George Burgess
      George Burgess says:

      The Algonac Community Centennial Book 1867-1967 has the same picture on page titled Chris-Craft and sponsored by CHANNEL VIEW. This book is available at the Algonac/Clay Historical Society.
      The Chris-Craft Administration building is not across the street From Catch 22 restaurant. Catch 22 is next to Kroger’s and approximately 1/8 mile from where the Administration used to be. The Administration building was completely torn down to create the Harbour Club Marina.

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

    A really cool postcard. After being there in June, I can visualize what it looks like now. I am so glad we drove the miles to attend the 100th year celebration.

  3. Floyd r Turbo
    Floyd r Turbo says:

    “Mr. Peabody’s improbable history“. “Sherman, set the way back machine to 1948 Algonac Michigan.“ Anybody remember The Adventures of Bullwinkle the Moose and the Wayback Machine? I occasionally ask boating friends of mine if you could go back in time, what period of time in history would you want to visit. Somewhere between 1948 and 55 would be my choice I think. And Algonac would be the place. And while I’m in this dream world might as well make me one of the quality assurance boat testers. With AI (artificial intelligence) being what it is today, this may not be too far-fetched where one might be able to experience being at the Chris-Craft factory in Algonac and test driving a boat on the St Clair River.

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

    I like that logo better Steve! It just catches your eye. Troy is proud if he is reading this.

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