My Last Love

by Ed Arrington member of the Sunnyland chapter I lived in New Bern from the 1st to 5th grade. My father knew the owners of Barbour Boats thru his affiliation with the local Chamber of Commerce and was one of the charter members of the Eastern Carolina Yacht Club along with RR Rivenbark, Mr. Barbour’s…

Traveling the Keys

by John Macdonald member of the Sunnyland chapter I found the boat in Montreal, Canada and did a full 100% restoration at Strouts Point Wharf in South Freeport, Maine. The boat is currently in “Palm Beach” condition and maintained by Snead Island Boat Works , Palmetto, Florida. I kept to the original design with upgraded…

59′ Memories

By Richard Shorney member of the Sunnyland chapter ’59 Memories is a 1959 Crosby 16’ 7” “Custom” runabout manufactured by Aeromarine in Grabhill, Indiana. This model is called the Fish-n-Ski and its design caters to those who enjoy water skiing and open cockpit fishing. Crosby runabouts were also used for water skiing demonstrations in the…

The Old Timer

by Larry Maloomian member of Sunnyland chapter We summered on Cape Cod and like many who did, I was a sailor. I kept my sailboat in a beautiful little harbor on Buzzards Bay. Moored nearby was a beautiful triple cockpit Chris-Craft that I always admired. Many of us “old men” try to regain our youth…

My Elco

by James Goodrich member of the Sunnyland chapter My ELCO 24′ electric launch is a reproduction of a late 1890s boat that, in turn, was based on larger Electric Launch Co. boats used to transport passengers on the flooded Midway of Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. In 1987 Joe Fleming and Bill Swanson planned and…