Monthly Archives: April 2010

Cruising back home – with a side trip to the edge of the Bay

On April 20 the FD Crockett once again was ready to head back to the museum. As John started the engine, Crocketteers and Captain Bill Powell untied lines and fended off of the dock at Chesapeake Marine Railway. Photo by … Continue reading

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Ready to head back home

After about 12 days on the railway, the FD Crockett had a fresh coat of bottom paint and a new waterline. <img src="http://deltavillemuseum.com/blog/crockett/DSCN3753-on-the-rails-with-new-waterline-for-blog.JPG&quot; border="0" alt="" /  Here she awaits the return home at the CMR docks, where she had a … Continue reading

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Back on the Railway

The FD Crockett is back on the rails at Chesapeake Marine Railway–this week she has been prodded and poked  and inspected to see how she has fared over the winter. She should go back in the water next week, and back … Continue reading

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The First Trip Under Power

These photographs by Tom Chillemi of the Southside Sentinel show the maiden voyage of the FD Crockett under her own power on April 5, 2010. You can see more photos and articles about the Crockett at the Sentinel website http://www.ssentinel.comandContinue reading

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Smoke in her pipe

Henry Lackey, who refurbished the donated old Grey Marine Diesel, showed up at the museum docks on Friday, April 2,and said, “Well, let’s see what she’ll do,”The Crocketteers were at long last installing the temporary fuel system, the last piece … Continue reading

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