Introduction to this video was written by Shannon Knight for the Boat the Blue website.

Christopher Smith, lone survivor of the 3rd Generation of the Chris-Craft boat building family, shares more stories with us!

This fourth installment includes an exciting tale of 12 year old Christopher Smith piloting a 60-foot yacht all by himself through the Chicago River system.   This is one of four stories Chris has shared with us to help promote the 2018 ACBS International Boat Show and Pre-Events, otherwise known as “Boat the Blue”, which will be held in Port Huron, Michigan from September 9-16, 2018.

Our thanks go out to Chris Smith for sharing his time and historic stories, EBW TV for the video, and Chris Herbert for the drone video.

The 2018 ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show, as well as amazing days of pre-events, will be held September 9-15 at Port Huron, Michigan.

Michigan Chapter of ACBS, the host chapter, invites us all to visit the area where legendary boat manufacturers such as Chris Craft and Gar Wood began.  Experiencing the places “Where It All Began” will be the backdrop for storytelling.  To prime our interest, a series of videos has been prepared featuring one of the best storytellers ever, Chris Smith.

You may see other videos in the series on the Boat the Blue website which has all the information about the event.

Easy access to the complete schedule, lodging options, and very soon, the complete registration form for all events for this week-long celebration for the boating community will always be up-to-date on this website.  Under the “News & Events” tab, click on 2018 International Boat Show.

The Antique and Classic Boat Society
Annual Meeting and International Boat Show

Host Chapter Michigan


Sponsors of the ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show are:

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