2017 Chesapeake Bay Buyboat 13th Annual Reunion Cruse.
The 13th annual reunion tour will be in ports in the Middle of 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 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 Cruise at this time:
F.D Crockett, 62'x16'x4.5' one 30 amp [>>?????<<]
Nellie Crockett, 67'x21.4'x5.5' - one 30 amp [>>?????<<]
Thomas J., 52'x17'x5' - one 30 amp [>>?????<<]
PropWash, 65'x20'x5.5' two 30 amp ex Agnes Sterling , Wayne Christy, Old Squaw [>>All Ports<<]
55th Virginia, 47'x14'x4' - one 30 amp, ex Twin Brothers II [>>?????<<]
East Hampton, 65'x16'x5.5' - two 30 amp, [>>?????<<]
Iva W., 60'x16.5'x4.5' - two 30 or one 50 amp [>>?????<<]
Muriel Eileen, 65'x20'x5.5' - two 30 or one 50 amp [>>?????<<]
P.E. Pruitt, 60'x16'x5' - one 30 amp [>>?????<<]
Emmett H., 37'x10.6'x3' - one 30 amp [>>?????<<]
Peggy, 55'x12.2'x4.3' one 30 amp [>>?????<<]
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 [>>?????<<]
Tentative Schedule for Middle of the Bay Cruise
>> (1) July 28 thru 30, 2017. Chrisfield, Maryland (??????? Marina). >>> John/Cindy <<<
>> (2) August
>> (3) August
>> (4) August
>> (5) August
>> (6) August
>> (6) August
>> (7) August
>> (8) August Heading Home.
>>>>Schedule will be adjusted for weather, time underway when required.