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CBBA 2010 7th Annual Reunion
The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association (CBBA) is made up of the Northern and Southern Fleets. The Northern Fleet is under the command of Captain Kevin Flynn with the Southern Fleet under the command of Captain David Rollins. The Fleet currently covers New Jersey to Florida.
Captain Kevin Flynn is the owner of the P. E. Pruitt and keeps her berthed in Rock Hall, Maryland and can be reached at [email@example.com]. Captain David Rollins is the owner of the East Hamption and keeps her berthed in Poquoson, Virginia and can be reached at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
2010 Chesapeake Bay 7th Annual Buyboat Reunion and Potomac River Cruise.
The 7th annual reunion tour will start in Reedville, VA on Wednesday 28 July and depart on Saturday the 31st of July. Reedville will host the 2010 reunion in this unique town that was once a place many of these buyboat / deckboats became a place history. The boats will be open for the public to come aboard and touch a part of history. Join us pierside near the Reedville Fisherman's Museum.
These unique craft that were used to haul seafood and cargo using the Chesapeake Bay waterways before many of the peninsulas were connected by bridges. As the seafood harvest declined and highways became the mode of travel the large graceful buyboats faded from local waters. There are, perhaps, not more than 30 of the oyster buyboats remaining on the Bay.
On Wednesday thru Friday, July 28 - 30 the 2010 reunion begins. Reedville, Virginia will host the 2010 Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Associations reunion at the Reedville Fisherman's Museum. The 2011 8th annual homecoming tour and reunion will return to Urbanna, Virginia.
The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association is comprised of owners and people who share the love of these big boats. The owners maintain and operate the remaining buyboats at their own expense. The owners bring their boats to ports around the Bay each summer so that the public can stand on the decks, touch them and understand their importance in history.
Attending the Buyboat Reunion from Maryland and the northern fleet will be P.E. Pruitt, Bessie L., Muriel Eileen, Nellie Crockett and Thomas J. Those buyboats from the southern fleet will include Potomac River boats the Samuel Bailey and PropWash, with East Hampton, Emmett H., Iva W., Ellen Marie, Delvin K., Peggy, Dudley, Ella K., and Elva C from the southern fleet.
Revised Schedule 07/26/10
>>Reedville, VA on July 28 thru the 30th.
Bill and Fred will have a short program on buyboats at Reedville Fisherman’s Museum at 5 pm on Thursday; museum staff will have a reception and cookout after program. Open our boats for tours, Fred will arrange a passenger boat ride to Tangier for those who wish to attend. Fred and Bill plan on meeting the boats coming in and escort you to your assigned piers. Our thanks to the museum staff, homeowners for use of piers, Fred and Bill for putting this Reedville cruise together.
Reedville has two B&B;
Grand View, Owned by Chris & Sandy Mills at 804-453-3890
Azalea Grove, Owned by Madaline Beasley at 804-453-5300
Reception by Colonial Beach Yacht Club Saturday evening (5 p.m.), a beach party at tiki bar with drinks and snacks at Barnacles Bills on Sunday (4 p.m.). Our thanks to Colonial Beach Yacht Center for hosting our stay along with the Colonial Beach Yacht Club and Barnacles Bills for the reception and beach party. Golf carts can be rented to drive around town, spend some time in town, one can play the horses and tour Colonial Beach. Rent your golf carts now, they don’t last long. Anchor out for lunch at Tim’s 2 in Fairview Beach, VA (about three hours underway from Colonial Beach). Arrive at Tim’s Rivershore, Dumfries, VA on Monday afternoon, and get boats ship shape. On Tuesday tour the Marine Core Museum (opens at 9 a.m.). In the afternoon get boats underway for Occoquan, VA (1 hour + trip) for shopping and evening meal. Back to Tim’s for the evening. We will leave at first light (or ????) for Gangplank Marina in DC. Reception planned by Gangplank Marina and Living Classrooms that evening. Open your boats for tours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). You will be on your own Thursday to take tours of DC. Open your boats for tours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Our thanks to the following sponsors for the reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday:
>>> Gangplank Marina >>> Living Classrooms >>> Hank's Oyster Bar >>> Fordham Brewery >>> Cantina Marina >>> Potomac Riverboat Company >>> Music by Bill Davis Trio
>>Dumfries, VA on Friday afternoon and evening of August 6th
Get boats ship shape. Open boats for tours and spend Friday night at Tiki Bar.
Leave first light (6am) to arrive for Beach Party hosted by Leonardtown, MD. Open boats for tours and settle in for four days of planned events, Crab feast, catered food, boat trips, see a very large oyster tin collection (two car garage lower and upper level full) and tour the St. Clements Museum and light house. Our thanks to Steve Bailey and family, and the Bailey's for hosting our stay in Southern Maryland. Thanks to Leonardtown, MD for the use of the Leonardtown Wharf.
>>>>Schedule will be adjusted for weather, time underway and tiki bars.
Reedville, Virginia and Potomac River Cruise
Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Reunions and Homecoming.
Suggested Annual Schedule for FY10 thru FY15:
2010 – Reedville VA for Reunion. Cruise the Potomac River to Washington DC.
2011** - Cape Charles, VA for 8th Annual Reunion. (Northern fleet meet in Tangier then cruise to Cape Charles for Weekend and reunion, possible do one of the three [Hamptons/Norfolk, Poquoson, Yorktown] then Urbanna for the 8th Annual Homecoming weekend then head home.)
2012** - Crisfield, MD for 9th Annual Reunion. (Southern fleet should meet in Tangier and cruise to Crisfield and northern ports)
2013 - Urbanna, VA for 10th Annual Homecoming Reunion. (Then cruise to a few southern ports)
2014 - Solomons Island, MD for 11th Annual Reunion, or ??????. (Then cruise to northern ports)
2015 - Urbanna, VA for 12th Annual Homecoming Reunion.
** Need to lock in so advance planing can start.