Life on Great Pond

By Walter Frame Jr. member of the New England chapter My love for Chris-Craft’s started in August 1937 on Lake George NY with me riding in my Grandfather’s 1929 Chris-Craft Cadet. I have had an amazing journey while spending 50 years on Great Pond in Maine. In 1949 my family was at Candlewood Isle on…

Fond Memories

by Ron Nowak member of the Blue Ridge chapter  I purchased a 1955 Chris Craft Capri (#53) in 2006. We lost our twenty- year old daughter, Christi, in 2005 due to a tragic accident, and I wanted to do something to honor her memory. Growing up in Rochester, New York, and being close to the…

Questionable Judgement

by Mike Fogarty member of the Indian Lake chapter The small Lake n Sea Boat company, located in Boca Raton, Florida began producing three, 15′ fiberglass boats in 1956. Two models were outboards and the third was powered by the Crosley-based 35hp Fageol “44” vertical inboard. Soon, hull failures occurred due to the fiberglass delaminating…

The Compass Rose

Compass Rose started life as a one-off tuna fisher. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1959 for a private party and never used in commercial service. Thirty-nine feet long with a twelve foot beam she has a classic downeast hull form which is efficiently driven by a 300 horsepower diesel. The hull form has…