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CBBA 2013 Down the Bay  Cruise
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 Wright. 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   [brokerage@flynnco.com].

Captain David Wright is the owner of the PropWash (ex Agnes Sterling) and keeps her berthed in Dumfries, Virginia and can be reached at  [info@oysterbuyboats.com].
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2013 Chesapeake Bay Annual Buyboat 10th Annual Homecoming Reunion.

The Down the Bay cruise will start in Urabanna Virginia on Thursday 01 August for the 10th  Homecoming Reunion and depart on Sunday the 4th of August for Poquoson, VA. Urbanna will host the 2013 Homecoming Reunion in this waterfront town on the Rappahannock River. The oyster buyboats will be open for the public to come aboard and touch a part of history. Join us pierside at the Urbanna Town Marina on August 2nd and 3rd to see most of the Oyster Buyboats still alive and on the bay

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 Chesapeake Bay.

We will end the 2013 cruise in Tainger Island Virginia  on August 12th. Give your thanks to the Port Captains David Rollins and Bill Hight for setting up the 2013 cruise.

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 Chesapeake Bay each summer so that the public can stand on the decks, touch them and understand their importance in history.

Northern Fleet Boats
Northern Fleet are those buyboats listed below. The buyboats with numbers (1) thru (7) to the right of each boat will indicated the port they plan on attending for the Buyboat 2013 Cruise.  The numbers (1) thru (7) below indicate the ports we plan to stop at.
(1) Urbanna, VA  (2) Poquoson, VA  (3) Hampton, VA   (4) Smithfield, VA (5) Norkfolk, VA (6) Cape Charles, VA  (7)Tainger Island, VA >>>(X) Ports Not Attending<<<.

Northern Fleet Buyboats Attending:
Bessie L.51.5'x13'x3.5' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (X) (X)<<]
East Hampton, 65'x16'x5.5' - two 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Ellen Marie, 61'x13.6x6' one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (X) (X)<<]
Muriel Eileen, 65'x20'x5.5' - two 30 or one 50 amp [>>(1) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Nellie Crockett, 67'x21.4'x5.5' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Old Point,  52'x13'x4' - one 30 amp[>>(1) (2) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
P.E. Pruitt,  51'x15.5'x5.1' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Thomas J., 52'x17'x5' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Winnie Estelle, 65'x16.5'x4' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]

Northern Fleet Work/Support Boats Attending:
????????????? Deadrise Built by ????????, Captain's Dale and Cindy Genther
Screamin Mimi - Yellow, 10'x4'x4" Built 2003 by Austen L. Parish, Georgetown, MD [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Red Devil - Red, 10'x4'x4" Built 2006 by Logan M. Parish, Georgetown, MD [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Margarita - Green, 10'x4'x4" Built 1980 by Philip Parish, Georgetown, MD
Mom's - ???? 12'x4'x5" Under construction

Those not Attending:
Annie D., 45'x14.4'x3.9' - one 30 amp [>>(!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!)<<]
Crow Brothers II, Need Boat Information and Power requirements [>>(!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!)<<] (still in the yards)
Marion M, 65'x24'x5.5' one 30 amp [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Wm.B. Tennison, 61'x17.5'x4.5' - one 30 amp [>>(!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!)<<]

Southern Fleet Boats
Southern Fleet are those buyboats listed below. The buyboats with numbers (1) thru (7) to the right of each boat will indicated the port they plan on attending for the Buyboat 2013 Cruise.  The numbers (1) thru (7) below indicate the ports we plan to stop at.
(1) Urbanna, VA  (2) Poquoson, VA  (3) Hampton, VA   (4) Smithfield, VA , (5) Norkfolk, VA (6) Cape Charles, VA  (7)Tainger Island, VA >>>(X) Ports Not Attending<<<.

Southern Fleet Buyboats Attending:
Delvin K., 58'x18.3'x5.4' one 30 amp [>> (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (7)<<]
Dudley,   60'x15.1'x4.3' one 30 amp[>>(1) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Elva C.,  49'x13'x3.5' - one 15 amp  [>>(1) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Emmett H., 37'x10.6'x3' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
F.D Crockett, 62'x16'x4.5' one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Georgie E.,  ex Captain Latane 56'x14.5'x4.8' two 30 amp[>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Iva W., 60'x16.5'x4.5' - two 30 or one 50 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Mobjack., 72'x25'x5.5' - one 30 amp [>>(X) (X) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Veteran, 50'x14.6'x3.6' one 30 amp, ex Elsie Louise & Georgianna [>>(1) (2) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Papa Frances, Need Boat Information and Power requirements [>>(!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!) (!)<<]
PropWash, 65'x20'x5.5' two 30 or one 50 amp ex Agnes Sterling , Wayne Christy, Old Squaw [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Samuel M. Bailey, 47'x16'x4' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
55th Virginia, 47'x14'x4' - one 30 amp, ex Twin Brothers II [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]

Southern Fleet Work/Support Boats Attending:
Shadow Fay, 31'X12'X3' one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Shamrock, 43'X12'X3.5' one 30 amp,Deadrise Built by Grover Lee [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Miss Trudy, 28'X10'X3' one 30 amp, Built by Captain David Rollins [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)<<]
Jennie May, 35'X11'X2' one 30 amp, Built by Captain David Rollins [>>(1) (2) (X) (X) (X) (6) (X)<<]

Those not Attending:
Ella K., 50'x14.1'x4.1' - one 15 amp [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Half Shell, Need Boat Information and Power requirements [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Lillian Ruth, 64'x17.6'x5.9' one 30 amp [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Mildred Belle, 47'x15'x4.9' - one 15 amp  [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Mundy Point, 61'x15.7'x4.2' one 30 amp[>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Myrtel Virginia, 62'x19'x6.2' one 30 amp [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
O.A. Bloxom, Need Boat Information and Power requirements [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Ocean View, 72'x24'x5.6' one 30 amp [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Peggy, 55'x12.2'x4.3' one 30 amp [>>(X) (X) X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]

Tentative Schedule for 2013

>> (1) Urabanna Virginia. Urbanna Town Marina at Upton's Point) >>>August 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th <<<
    Schedule of events: Many events planed. Underway early AM on the 4th

>> (2) Poquoson, Virginia. (Whitehouse Cove Marina) >>>August 4th, 5th & 6th <<<
    Schedule of events: Sunday night on your own. Evening meal provided by Marina on Monday               night.  Underway early AM on the 6th

>> (3) Hampton, Virginia. (Hampton Public Piers) >>>August 6th & 7th <<<
    Schedule of events: On your own for the evening and meals. Underway early AM on the 7th

>> (4) Smithfield, Virginia, (Smithfield Station Marina) on Pagan River >>>August 7th & 8th   <<<
    Schedule of events: On your own for the evening and meals. Underway early AM on the 8th

>> (5) Norkfolk, Virginia. ( Watersides Marina) >>>August 8th & 9th <<<
    Schedule of events: On your own for the evening and meals. $1.00 per foot pierside. Underway               early  AM on the 9th

>> (6) Cape Charles, Virginia. ( Cape Charles Harbor Marina) >>>August 9th, 10th & 11 <<<
    Schedule of events: Many events planed. Underway early AM on the 11th

>> (7) Tangier Island, VA.  (Cindy Wheatley)  >>>August 11th & 12th <<<
   Tangier Island Info      Parks Marina
   Schedule of events:  Have fun on your own, underway on your own schedule.

>>>>Schedule will be adjusted for weather, time underway and ????????????.

                    Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Reunions and Homecoming.




2014 (Up the Potomac River to Washington DC.

**2015 (Going North) -  Solomons Island, MD for 2014 cruise????,  or  ??????. Then cruise to northern ports scheduled by Northern Fleet.

2016 (Going South) -  Northern and Southern fleets will meet in Tangier Island and cruise to Cape Charles for our 2016 reunion.The buyboats will end up in Urbanna, VA for our 11th Homecoming.

**2017 (Going North) -  Solomons Island, MD for 2017 cruise????,  or  ??????. Then cruise to northern ports scheduled by Northern Fleet.
** Need to lock in 1st port stop so advance planing can start.

Schedule for 2013
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