The Buyboat Reunion in Reedville

CIMG2926SunrisefromBiddlecombdock550 This was a particularly beautiful sunrise for the buyboat reunion (as seen from Fred Biddlecomb's dock in Fairport). Our first night included a wonderful dinner hosted by the Fishermen's Museum and their board of directors. Sound effects were also included, in the form of a violent thunderstorm. All is calm the next day for visitors to board the boats docked all along the fingers of Cockrell's Creek.

A cruise around the creek finds the Ellen Marie of Urbanna and the PE Pruitt of Rock Hall MD docked together.

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The F.D. Crockett is tied alongside the Mundy Point at George Butler's Railway.

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How about another restoration project? Any takers?

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The Delvin K of Tangier, the Nellie Crockett and the Muriel Eileen, both of Georgetown, MD, and the Propwash of Dumfries (hidden behind Delvin K) are all docked at the Crazy Crab.

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The young crew of the Muriel Eileen plans a raid in the "Ferocious Frankie," a miniature PT boat built by David Rollins.

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Fred checks on the Samuel Bailey of Bushwood, MD and the Thomas J from the Chester River.

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Four buyboat sterns together: the F.D. Crockett and three by Gilbert White: Mundy Point, Dudley, and Elva C, with Fred Biddlecomb's skiff alongside.

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Bill Powell and his father Allan are welcomed to the Crockett by Johnny McQueen.

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As dusk approaches, the buyboats are visible tied up at the docks across the creek in Reedville.

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Originally published by Vera England on 30 August 2010. Published on WordPress after The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park moved to http://deltavillemuseum.com/

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