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The Admiral 2017-10-19T15:50:16+00:00

E.M. CROSBY’S WORK BOAT

The hull of the Admiral was salvaged off the beach after the 1944 hurricane and finished off as a yard tug for Chester A. Crosby’s (Ned’s grandfather’s) boat shop. It was later discovered that the hull was built by a man named Frank Jesse, from Plymouth, in 1930 and was used as an open fishing boat.

Chet Crosby was the sole helmsman of the Admrial during the Chester A. Crosby & Sons days. His most renowned activity was getting out on the still water at dawn to quietly cruise the harbors, checking on customers’ boats and/or maybe doing some pumping.

In 2003, Ned put a new engine in and has done quite a bit of restoration over the years to keep Admiral in its glory. Seen at the helm most commonly nowadays, Charlie Crosby, Ned’s cousin, also Chet’s grandson, continues the tradition of circumnavigating the bays checking on customers’ boat and doing some pumping (he just waits till the sun is high in the sky).

ADMIRAL – THE E.M. CROSBY WORK BOAT

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