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CBBA 2011 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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2011 Chesapeake Bay Annual Buyboat Reunion and 8th Annual Homecoming.

The Down the Bay cruise will start at Tangier Island, VA on Tuesday 02 August and depart on Thursday the 4th of August for Cape Charles, Virginia. Cape Charles will host the 2011 reunion in this unique town near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The oyster buyboats will be open for the public to come aboard and touch a part of history. Join us pierside at the Cape Charles Town Harbor.

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.

On Friday thru Sunday, August 5th - 7th the 2011 reunion is in Cape Charles, Virginia. Cape Charles will host the 2011 Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Associations reunion at the Cape Charles Town Harbor.

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.

We will end the 2011 cruise in Urbanna, Virginia for our 8th annual homecoming on August 11th - 14th.

Northern Fleet are those buyboats listed below. The buyboats with links plan on attending the Buyboat 2011 Cruise.  The numbers (1) thru (5) will indicate the ports they plan to attend.
(1) Tangier Island, 2-3 August   (2) Cape Charles, 4-8 August   (3) Poquoson Yacht Club, 8 August   (4) Deltaville, 9-10 August   (5) Urbanna, 11-14 August    (X) Not Attending

Annie D., (X)
Bessie L., (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Capt Woods, (X)
East Hampton, (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Muriel Eileen, (1) (2) (3)
Nellie Crockett, (1) (2) (3)
Old Point, (X)
P.E. Pruitt, (1) (2) (X) (X) (5 - inport on August 7)
Thomas J., (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
W.B. Tennison, (X)

Southern Fleet are those buyboats listed below. The buyboats with links plan on attending the Buyboat 2011 cruise.  The numbers (1) thru (5) will indicate the ports they plan to attend.
(1) Tangier Island, 2-3 August   (2) Cape Charles, 4-8 August   (3) Poquoson Yacht Club, 8 August   (4) Deltaville, 9-10 August   (5) Urbanna, 11-14 August    (X) Not Attending

Georgie E.,  ex Capt Latane, (5 - pilot house and deck removed, in Schroeder Yatch Systems for work)   ***Special invite by Eyre Baldwin (see Cape Charles schedule below) 
Delvin K., (1)
Dudley,  (1) (5)
Ella K., (X)
Ellen Marie, (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Elva C.,  (X)
Emmett H., (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
F.D Crockett, (2) (4) (5)
Half Shell, (X)
Iva W.,  ( X)
Lillian Ruth, ( Still in Florida, will try to cruise north next year )
Mildred Bell, (X)
Mundy Point, (X)
O.A. Bloxom, ( X)
Papa Frances, (X)
Peggy, (X)
PropWash, ex Agnes Sterling , Wayne Christy, Old Squaw (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Samuel M. Bailey. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Schedule for 2011

>>Tangier Island, VA.  (Cindy Wheatley) Arrive on August 2nd, Underway early am on August 4th.
   Tangier Island Info      Parks Marina
   Schedule of events: 
   Tuesday, August 2 -  Arrive, relax, relax.
   Wednesday, August 3 - Relax, tour island, relax.
   Thursday, August 4 - Underway for Cape Charles, early am.

>>Cape Charles, VA.  (Smitty Dize) Arrive on August 4th, Underway early am on August 8th.                         Attractions   Cape Charles Info   Cape Charles Town Harbor   Cape Charles Calendar of Events 
    Schedule of events:

    Thursday, August 4 >>- Arrive in Cape Charles, VA --   Afternoon Arrival Parade of boats (If I could          get an ETA it would be helpful).
     6pm to 10pm Private  party on the docks for buy boat Captains and Crew, Town Staff, Town                    Council, and Sponsors(Crabs, Clams, Oysters, Shrimp, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Live Music,             beverages).

    Friday, August 5 >>- 11am to 4pm Vessels open to the public.
    4pm to 8pm Crab pot cork race registration and painting.
    4pm till – corn hole contest.
    6pm till 10pm Festivities, Live music and food & beverages.
            
    Saturday, August 6 >>- 10am to 12pm shriners parade.
    12pm to 4pm vessels open to the public.
    12pm to 1pm Crab pot cork race.
    1pm to 3pm Smith Island Skiff Races.
    4pm to 6pm Buy Boat Captain and crew invited to Fig Street Inn for Wine and Cheese.
    6pm to 10pm festivities continue with live music, food and beverages.

    Sunday, August 7 >>- 11am to 1pm  Boat Docking contest Registration.
    12:30pm to 1:15pm Practice.
    1:30pm till the inaugural Cape Charles Town Harbor Boat Docking Contest.

    ***Special invite from Eyre Baldwin (Captain of the Georgie E which is now home ported in Cape          Charles). Once the members of the Association gets to Cape Charles, and would like to see some       interesting sights let me know. Our family home is called Eyre Hall and the gardens are an                       interesting place to visit as we have maintained them in our family for ten generations. Eyre can be       reached at 757 636-2885 or eyre1@verizon.net , give him a call about the visit to Eyre Hall.                       Transportation will be provided.

    Monday, August 8 >>- Underway Poquoson Yacht Club.

>>Poquoson Yacht Club, (Captain David Rollins) - Poquoson Yacht Club on Back River. Arrive on             August 8th, one night. Underway early am on August 9th.
    Schedule of events: 
    Monday, August 8 - Overnight, relax and relax.
    Tuesday, August 9 - Underway for Deltaville, early am.

>>Deltaville, VA. (John England) Arrive on August 9th, Underway am on August 11th.                     Chesapeake Boat Works, (Chesapeake Marine Railway)    Deltaville Info     Deltaville Museum.
    Schedule of events:
    Tuesday, August 9 - Arrive in Deltaville pierside at Chesapeake Marine Railway in Fishing Bay                Dinner on your own.
    Wednesday, August 10 - Afternoon trip to Deltaville Maritime Museum/Holly Point Nature Park for            tour.  Dinner will be a cookout provided by the museum.
    Thursday, August 11 - Underway for Urbanna, VA.

>>Urbanna, VA. (Bill Hight) Arrive on August 11th, Underway on August 14th.                                                   Urbanna info     Urbanna Town Marina
    Schedule of events:
    Thursday, August 11- Arrive in Urbanna, VA., Get boats shipshape. Welcome party at Chesapeake Inn 6:30pm, social and buffet, followed by short meeting.
    Friday, August 12 - Open boats to public 10 to 5pm. Food and drinks for sale on pier provided by Urbanna Fire Department. 
>>>>>>Either Friday or Saturday Jeff Schroeder of Schroeder Yatch Systems invites captains, mates and crew to see work in progress on the buyboat Georgie E. Cold drinks and hotdogs provided. Will be announced at meeting on Thursday.            
    Saturday, August 13 - Open boats to public 10 to 5pm.
    Sunday, August 14 - Underway for home ports.


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

Tangier, Cape Charles, Poquoson, Deltaville and Urbana for Homecoming 
                    Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Reunions and Homecoming.




2012** (Going North) - Crisfield, MD for  2012 annual cruise. Southern fleet will meet in Tangier and cruise to Crisfield. MD. Then cruise to northern ports scheduled by Northern Fleet.

2013 (Going South) -   Cruise to a few southern ports scheduled by Southern Fleet. Last port will be  Urbanna, VA for 9th Homecoming Reunion.

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

2015 (Going South) -  Cruise to a few southern ports scheduled by Southern Fleet.  Last port will be  Urbanna, VA for 10th Homecoming Reunion.

** Need to lock in so advance planing can start.