PropWash started her previous life in 1925 as the "Agnes Sterling" a Chesapeake Bay Oyster Buy Boat. Built by Linwood P. Price of Amburg, Virginia at his shipyard on fishing bay now called Deagle's for John E. Sterling and named after his granddaughter Agnes Sterling.
PropWash has had three name changes, Agnes Sterling >>1925/1966, Wayne Christy >>1966/1990,
PropWash was rebuilt and renovated in 1995 by Ralph W. Stanley Boats and Hinckley Yachts in Southwest Harbor, Maine to convert her from the oyster buyboat configuration to a Cruising Motor Yacht. 1997/98 completed a 9,000+ mile journey
Tims RiverShore in Dumfries and Tims at Coles Point is Closed
Potomac Shores increased our rent from over 10K a month to over 20K a month.
Tims 2 at Fairview Beach is OPEN, Tims at Lake Anna is OPEN
1925 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Buyboat #225056
PropWash's new documented home port is Dumfries, Virginia. PropWash is currently docked at Hamptons Landing Marina , Woodbridge Virginia and will be making trips to Tim's II at Fairview Beach, King George, Virginia on some weekends.
PropWash is one of the few remaining oyster buyboats, or sometime called deckboats, still underway on the Chesapeake Bay. It is estimated that 30+ oyster buyboats/deckboats remain afloat. Larry Chowning book on Chesapeake Bay Buyboatstells about the builders, original owners and life aboard while working on the Chesapeake Bay and Rivers.
The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association is a group of individuals comprised of owners who strive to keep a part of history alive by promoting and showing the remaining oyster buyboats to the public. Use the link above to find out more about the association and see the accomplishments and ports of calls, planned for the future.