Memories of Chris Craft – A look back at a Tennessee boat factory

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.

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