The lifeboat racing emblem refers to a time back in the 1920s and 30s when they actually raced these boats in the harbor in New York City. Google this subject and you'll find films of many events. During the same period, some mothballed passenger liners were tied up in the lower Patuxent River and were called 'the Ghost Fleet'. The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md. has an excellent reference book on this subject.
And there lies the connection but you'll have to read the book or surf the 'net to get all the details - way too much to tell here! Each and every year at the Zahniser yacht yard in Solomons, the Wm. B. Tennison is taken into drydock and given a complete physical exam. Old time techniques are then melded with modern technology and whatever needs attention get repaired or restored. Sometimes new stuff is added. This boat is the oldest of its kind licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry passengers, which it does regularly for the Calvert Marine Museum which owns it.
Anna Lore Zahniser (1909 - 1992)
Created by: Fred Sanford
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
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