2015 Chesapeake Bay Buyboat 11th Annual Reunion Cruse.
The 11th annual reunion tour will start in White House Cove Marina in Poquoson, VA on July 31st. For those of you that planned on a Northern trip this year it will start in Georgetown MD around the middle of July 2015 and head south.
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.
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.
Buyboats Attending at this time:
Emmett H., 37'x10.6'x3' - one 30 amp [>>All Ports<<]
Nellie Crockett, 67'x21.4'x5.5' - one 30 amp [>>All Ports<<]
PropWash, 65'x20'x5.5' two 30 amp ex Agnes Sterling , Wayne Christy, Old Squaw [>>All Ports<<]
Thomas J., 52'x17'x5' - one 30 amp [>>All Ports<<]
F.D Crockett, 62'x16'x4.5' one 30 amp [>>All Ports<<]
55th Virginia, 47'x14'x4' - one 30 amp, ex Twin Brothers II [>>All Ports<<]
Northern and Southern Fleet Work/Support Boats Attending:
Screamin Mimi - Yellow, 10'x4'x4" Built 2003 by Austen L. Parish, Georgetown, MD [>>[>>(?)<<]<<]
Red Devil - Red, 10'x4'x4" Built 2006 by Logan M. Parish, Georgetown, MD [>>[>>(?)<<]<<]
Margarita - Green, 10'x4'x4" Built 1980 by Philip Parish, Georgetown, MD [>>(?)<<]
Shadow Fay, 31'X12'X3' one 30 amp [>>All Ports<<]
Iva W., Muriel Eileen, P.E. Pruitt, Winnie Estelle, Ellen Marie, and Old Point
Schedule for Noth Carolina Loop
>> (1) July 31st. Poquoson, Virginia (White House Cove Marina). >>> Ted <<<
>> (2) August 3rd. Portsmouth, Virginia.>>> Ted <<<
>> (3) August 4th. In the Locks and Welcome Center.>>> Ted <<<
>> (4) August 5th. Eliizabeth City, North Carolina.>>> Ted <<<
>> (5) August 7th. Manteo, North Carolina.>>> Ted <<<
>> (6) August 9th. Coinjock, North Carolina.>>> Ted <<<
>> (7) August 10th. Top Rack Marina, Great Bridge, Virginia.>>> Ted <<<
>> (8) August 11th. Head North together going home.>>> Ted <<<
>>>>Schedule will be adjusted for weather, time underway and ????????????.