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CBBA 2012 Up 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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2012 Chesapeake Bay Annual Buyboat Reunion and 9th Annual Reunion.

The Up the Bay cruise will start for the Southern Fleet at Tangier Island, VA at Parks Marina on Wednesday 01 August and depart on Friday the 3rd of August for Crisfield, Maryland. Crisfield will host the 2012 reunion in this waterfront town in 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 Somers Cove Marina.  If you need overnight accommodations shore side stay at the Paddlewheel Motel in Crisfield.

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 Saturday, August 3th - 4th the 2012 reunion is in Crisfield Maryland. Crisfield will host the 2012 Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Associations reunion at the Somers Cove Marina.

We will end the 2012 cruise in Rock Hall Maryland  on August 13th.

Those going to Baltimore will depart Rock Hall on August 13th

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 (8) indicated by each name plan on attending the Buyboat 2012 Cruise.  The numbers (1) thru (8) indicate the ports they plan to attend.
(1) Tangier Island,  (2) Crisfield,  (3) Solomons,  (4) Annapolis,   (5) Chester River >>Buckley and Parker Hosting<<, (6) Chestertown, (7) Rock Hall,  (8) Baltimore, (X) Ports Not Attending.

Those Attending:
Bessie L.51.5'x13'x3.5' - one 30 amp [>>(X) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
East Hampton, 65'x16'x5.5' - two 30 amp [>>(X) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
Muriel Eileen, 65'x20'x5.5' - two 30 or one 50 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
Nellie Crockett, 67'x20'x5.5' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
Old Point,  52'x13'x4' - one 30 amp[>>(X) (X) (3) (4) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
P.E. Pruitt,  51'x15.5'x5.1' - one 30 amp [>>(X) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
Thomas J., 52'x17'x5' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
Winnie Estelle, 65'x16.5'x4' - one 30 amp [>>(X) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]

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
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
Mom's - ???? 12'x4'x5" Under construction

Those not Attending:
Annie D., [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]
Crow Brothers II,  [>>(X)<<] (still in the yards) (might stop and see her)
W.B. Tennison,  [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]


Southern Fleet Boats
Southern Fleet are those buyboats listed below. The buyboats with numbers (1) thru (8) indicated by each name plan on attending the Buyboat 2012 Cruise.  The numbers (1) thru (8) indicate the ports they plan to attend.
(1) Tangier Island,  (2) Crisfield,  (3) Solomons,  (4) Annapolis,   (5) Chester River >>Buckley and Parker Hosting<<, (6) Chestertown, (7) Rock Hall,  (8) Baltimore, (X) Ports Not Attending.

Those Attending:
Delvin K.,  [>>(1) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]
Dudley,   60'x15.1x4.3' one 30 amp[>>(1) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<]
Ellen Marie, 61'x13.6x6' one 30 amp [>>(X) (X) (X) (4) (5) (6) (7) (X)<<] Paul is trying to attend the ports.
Emmett H., 37'x10.6'x3' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
F.D Crockett, 62'x16'x4.5' one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
Iva W., 60'x16.5'x4.5' - two 30 or one 50 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
Mobjack., 72'x25'x5.5' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<] Will try and make most of the ports, on going work, other boat schedule will determin which ports she will attend.
Ocean View, 72'x24'x5.6' one 30 amp [>>(X) (2) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]
Myrtel Virginia, 62'x19'x6.2' one 30 amp [>>(X) (2) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]
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) (8)<<]
Samuel M. Bailey, 47'x16'x4' - one 30 amp [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]
55th Virginia, 47'x14'x4' - one 30 amp, ex Twin Brothers II [>>(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)<<]

Southern Fleet Work/Support Boats Attending
Shamrock, 43'X12'X3.5' one 30 amp,Deadrise Built by Grover Lee, Captain Steven Bailey Jr.
Miss Trudy, 28'X10'X3' one 30 amp, Built by Captain David Rollins

Those not Attending:
Ella K., [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]
Elva C.,  [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]  (no decision yet)
Georgie E.,  ex Captain Latane [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<] (still in the yards)
Half Shell,  [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<] (checking schedule)
Lillian Ruth, [>>(X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<] (still in flordia)
Mildred Bell, [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<] (checking schedule)
Mundy Point, [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]
O.A. Bloxom,  [>>(X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)<<] (Mark can not attend this cruise, wants to keep in contact with the members)
Papa Frances,  [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<]
Peggy,  [>>(?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)<<] (still in the yards)


Schedule for 2012

>> (1) Tangier Island, VA.  (Cindy Wheatley) Those boats in the Northern Fleet can join the Southern           Fleet for a layover prior to going to Crisfield. Arrive on August 1st, Underway early am on August           3th.
   Tangier Island Info      Parks Marina
   Schedule of events: 
   Wednesday, August 1 -  Arrive and relax.
   Thursday August 2 - Relax, tour island and relax.
   Friday, August 3 - Underway for Crisfield, early am.

>> (2) Crisfield, MD.  (Jay Taus and Cindy Wheatley)
    Schedule of events:

    Friday, August 3 >>- Arrive in Crisfield, MD  at Somers Cove Marina.   
    Friday evening at 5pm the town of Crisfield will host a meal at Somers Cove marina for the                        buyboats  association.
   
    Saturday, August 4 >>-  10 to 4pm open boats to public, 12 to 4 crab feast at marina, saturday                  evening Sister Lisa will host a Red Solo Cup party on i pier
    
    Sunday, August 5 >>-  Sunday morning the J Millard Tawes Historical Museum will host a light                breakfast prior to getting Underway for Solomons Island, MD.

>> (3) Solomons Island,  August 5 - 7
     Dockside at the Calvert Marine Museum, rest and relax. Ted has scheduled a day trip on the 6th for       those who would like to see Veras White Sands  beach club marina and restaurant for lunch.

>> (4) Annaplois,  August 7 -  9
    Dockside at the Annapolis Maritine Museum. Boats open to the public for tours on the 8th. Tour              the town and relax.

>> (5) Chester River, MD  August 9 - 10
    Arrive on August 9th on the East Fork of Langford Creek at the home of Captain Barry Buckley               (East Hampton). Underway for tour of Chestertown on the 10th.

>> (6) Chestertown, MD August 10 - 10
    Tour Chestertown for about 6+ hours. Underway for overnight at Rolph;s Wharf.

>> (5) Chester River, MD  August 10 - 11
    Overnight at Rolph's Wharf  Marina the home port of the Oyster Buyboat Thomas J.

>> (7) Rock Hall,  MD  August 11 - 12 Pirate's Weekend.
    The Association will arrive in Rock Hall firing cannons at the beach party and will then turn around pull into the Harbor and dock, slips will be provided.  All afternoon there will be a party on the beach provided by Rock Hall with band.  The Buy Boat Association will have a special location where refreshments will be provided.  That party will end at 4:00.  At 5:00/5:30 there will be a special party hosted for the Buy Boat Association at Cain’s Marina.  There will be an elaborate meal provided with a band starting at 5:30 and playing until 8:30.  At 8:30 a United States Air Force Band will be playing for one hour on the bulkhead to celebrate the War of 1812.  This should last for approximately one hour and will be consummated by the Star Spangled Banner and a cannon barrage around the Harbor.  That evening the Pirate’s and Wenches Ball will take place at Watermen’s Restaurant.  This will be for the hearty of spirit only but worthwhile seeing.

>> (8) Baltimore,  MD  August 13 - ??  Living Classrooms is working on putting us pierside.

>>August 13 - Underway for home ports if not going to Baltimore.


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

Tangier, Crisfield, Solomons, Annapolis, Chester River, Chestertown, Rock Hall and Baltimore. Crisfield for Reunion
                    Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Reunions and Homecoming.




** 2013 (Going South) -   Cruise to a few southern ports scheduled by Southern Fleet. 1st port will be  Urbanna, VA for 10th 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.  1st port will be  Urbanna, VA for 11th Homecoming Reunion.

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