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A Love Story

by Dawn Merrill Edwards member of the Blue Ridge chapter Sixty-six years ago, our boat began our family story. In 1954, A.H. Merrill Company, our family run general store in Norwich, Vermont, purchased the 13’6’ Clinker-Built built in Old Town, Maine. My grandfather, Leon Merrill purchased the boat for my parents, Arthur and Dorothy Merrill.…

The Highlight Of Summer

by Harold Atkins member of ACBS In 1991, we moved to our home on the St. Joseph River in Elkhart, Indiana. Since we had been enjoying our Century Coronado at our condo on Lake Wawasee, we wanted a boat for the river, so we purchased an I/O deck boat from a local dealer. After having…

Reminisce

by Don Peting member of the Columbia Willamette chapter In 2005, my late wife and I bought the 1958, 22′, Century Raven, which we appropriately named Reminisce, remembering the same model boat my parents owned back in the 50’s when I was in my late teens. From Chicago, my folks traveled the Great Lakes, and…