Buyboat association plans 15th reunion cruise

The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association gathers at the Urbanna Town Marina for a previous reunion.

The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association recently announced plans for its 2018 Reunion Cruise.

Beginning August 3-5 in Urbanna, 14 of the large traditional freight and seafood industry vessels will travel the southern Chesapeake Bay, also visiting Deltaville August 6 and 7, Hampton August 8 and 9, and ending their tour at Whitehouse Cove Marina in Poquoson August 10 through 12.

The boats will be open to the public in Urbanna, Hampton and Poquoson, reported Vera England.

From the early 1900s through the 1980s, buyboats traveled the length and breadth of the Chesapeake Bay. At one time numbering several thousand vessels, there are now about 30 in the bay area, said England…