Dreamboat

by Denny Newell member of the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes chapter For more than six decades, the N.J. Blanchard Boat Company produced some of the finest yachts, sailboats, and motor boats in the Pacific Northwest. Blanchard had built his business on manufacturing large custom motor yachts and stylish sailing vessels. It wasn’t until the early 1920’s…

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Beep

by Frank Mizer member of Mid-Atlantic Chapter The hydro known as Beep was built by the Fred Jacoby Boat Works in North Bergen New Jersey. The firm had been building life boats for the government but Fred’s son “Fred Jr” started racing small outboard powered boats, and that is where this story starts. Fred Jr…

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Stella

By Toni & Ruth Randi members of ACBS My father could never keep his hands in his pockets at auctions. In 2008 he saw 2 boats for sale at an auction in Potsdam NY. He went over to inspect them and found a 1956 Chris Craft 17′ Sportsman and a 1930 Dodge Sweet 16 in…

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