Chris Craft boating company has a history that goes back to 1874, when founder Christopher Columbus Smith built a boat for duck hunting at age 13. Eventually Smith and his brother started a wooden boat company, building it into a respected and invovative builder of powerboats and pleasure craft.
Back in 1947, Chris Craft opened a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The plant produced boats till the mid 1970s and is still fondly remembered by many local residents.
The Chattanoogan web site features a story and photos looking back at history of the Chris Craft plant.
You can also find your own Chris Craft boat on Boat Trader Online and make your own memories.