The Rest Of The Story About The Rare Albert Frost Press Photo! HAPPY SCANNER DAY!

Albert G. Frost Portland Maine

As you may recall a bit back we scored some rare photos off eBay and thanks to the good folks at Ramsey Bros they found this cool article dated May 1930 in Power Boating magazine. Its cool to see the final article along with the photo. Ironically, from the time we saw the photo until this time, about replicates the time it would have taken to do a story on the photo. With magazine printing, writing, type setting, sometimes a story could take up to 90 days to report.

May 1930 Power Boating Magazine

The cover

Also of note is in an Obit, it mentions that Albert Frost was the 2nd oldest Chris Craft dealer in the Country. Johnson Outboards and Boston Whaler! mmm, so now you know more of the story. All this from an ebay photo!Here is a quote from the Portland Press Harold.  I think this is a sons Obit, cause he was 72 in 2008. And Albert Sr was born in 1889

Albert’s lifetime career was with his family business Albert G. Frost Son Boat Company in Scarborough. He later became President and General Manager of Frost Marine Company. Albert served on many marine counsels with Chris Craft, Johnson Motor and Boston Whaler. He was recognized for his achievements with numerous awards. His relentless integrity and dedication in providing outstanding customer service for his customers was his standard in the business. His employees and colleagues were honored to be a part of his life.
The Frost boat business was the oldest Johnson Outboard Motor and Boston Whaler boat dealer in the United States and was the second oldest Chris Craft boat dealer in the U.S.”

Okay now it gets more fun, as we look through the issue thanks to the Ramsey bros and there scanner. Woohoo, magazine scans!

Dart Boat Co connection airplanes with boats

I think they mean, laugh off the heat? A large ship? Dont they know no read reads body copy? I will add though that the type is set beautifully with now widows and has been written to fit. Not an easy task and this ad took great craftesmanship to make.

Once again, that Areo reference. It must have been a thing back then to connect speed and power to airplanes. Today it would be cell phones… Ugh

Still in Michigan!

Pre Walmart I suppose

A Dart and Chris Craft advancing runabouts.

Great photo of the Detroit show

Still the transition of Chris Smith and Sons to Chris Craft with the tagline largest boat builder of Mahogany boats

Great logo, and type if you have one of these. Anyone?

mmmm Indian motorcycles?

Press release filler

Well its about time

Well, we enjoyed The Ramsey Bros Scanner Day. Should this be a regular feature? Thanks to the Ramsey Bros for making it happen.


21 replies
  1. Dan T
    Dan T says:

    My gosh! Didn’t the advertisers have a way with words back then. Just so much more refined than the language spewed out in adds today. I love the Hacker add script. “Commencing at $3150 To guarantee enduring quality.” And how bout “price cutting-sins against quality.” What a great way to say we’re expensive, but you get what you pay for. Great Stuff!

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Oh no! I just checked the weather forecast and they are calling for SNOW! Forget the Liberty marine conversion, I need a Converted Aero-Snowblower Motor.

  3. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Looks like Yorktown might have spent some time in that showroom as a display boat on her copper bronze cradle. That is pretty cool.

  4. Bill
    Bill says:

    they would never get away with that racist almost naked pic. of a indian on that indian outboard ad in this politically correct age.

  5. don vogt
    don vogt says:

    Great historical report, Matt. Of particular interest were the shorter 20′ and 17′ models introduced in 1930 by chris craft, no doubt in response to the depression. The 17′ model was the smallest cc yet made. it was in a split cockpit arrangement (only a handful left now). In 1937 they introduced the 17′ deluxe runabout, and this length (in the double cockpit forward format) became the bread and butter model for cc for several decades.

  6. Craig A. McIntosh
    Craig A. McIntosh says:

    is Lake Hartwell show this coming weekend (4/21)?
    it’s on my calendar, but not sure how it got there (?)…
    thx for any info/insight.

  7. Matt
    Matt says:

    We no longer have the calendar feed. Sorry , it died with the ACBS. But the folks at that lake are fantastic. See attached image for details. I also know there is a show in Port Huron this year. Just cant recall when that is? Anyone know?

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      I go out for the evening and Matt slips one in on me!
      I am sure he is referring to the Boat the Blue ACBS International event in Port Huron. Bring Your Boat Home and have a great week with the Michigan chapter gang. Paper registration and all the great event details now available in the Rudder which I got in the mail yesterday. On line registration will be on the ACBS web site very soon. Even more info on the Boat the Blue web site on the left side of this page. It will be a great WoodyBoater event!

  8. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    Meteors are very rare and neat boats with unique hardware. I did not know they were built in Ohio. There is still a really nice one around that comes to All Classics Festival in Huron, OH from time to time.

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