Porches, Balconies & Chris Craft Boats

Heaven on Earth…

Porches (screened, not screened or even enclosed with glass) and balconies are like a special haven to me. The amount of time I can spend looking at nature, being surrounded by it, albeit from a distance is insurmountable. To me, there is no better place to sit with a book, or a cup of coffee and just be.

The ability to “just be” should not be overlooked. We all need to rest and recoup. Some of us more than others 🙋‍♀️. Introverts tend to like to be home more – that would describe me. I like to be out, I like to socialize, but I’m not one that needs attention or to be in the spotlight (omg, noooo!). So creating a peaceful spot to chill is of utmost importance.

I grew up with a balcony off of my bedroom overlooking the water – it was small, but so nice. The view was incredible. We also had a nice front porch where we spent a lot of time. My parents live on the river, and it’s an incredible source of entertainment. There are a lot of speed boats that go up and down that stretch of the river (cover your ears!). Algonac, MI is known for building Chris Craft boats (stunningly gorgeous!) Yes, little Algonac, MI is the Water Speed Capital (or was?) Here’s the inscription:

For more than a century, Algonac has played a leading role in ship building, from sailing cargo ships to large pleasure craft, racing boats and World War II landing craft. Between 1921 and 1932 Christopher Smith and Gar Wood built ten Miss Americas in Algonac. Smith and Wood worked together on the first; however, Wood was responsible for the rest. The Miss Americas held the Harmsworth trophy, symbol of the world’s water speed supremacy, from 1921 to 1933. In 1932 Wood’s Miss America X raced over a measured mile to establish the world’s water speed record at 124.91 miles per hour. During the 1930s Smith adopted the name Chris Craft Corporation. The firm became one of the world’s largest builders of power pleasure boats. Headquartered in Algonac for many years, it had other manufacturing plants in Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Florida and Italy. (Via this link)

Check out this brief story about the heritage of Chris Craft – when they have the wooden boat shows in town – wow, you’ll see many perfectly kept Chris Craft boats. So fancy!

How cool is that?

👩‍💻 Until next time…

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