Silver Tide Public Launch
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Want to set sail with history? Members of the Crystal River Boat Builders are inviting the public to attend the launching of their latest historic vessel recreation, the Silver Tide.
Followed by a presentation at 3 p.m. at the Best Western, the replica of the early-1900s fishing boat will launch at 4 p.m.
According to the boat builders, the Silver Tide was built using period methods and sports a 100-year-old, six horse power inboard motor. These types of fishing vessels would pull out unpowered skiffs to drop nets, and would keep catches on ice to kept fresh on the return to shore.
This will be an outdoor event, following COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For questions about this event, please contact Best Western at (352) 795-3171. For more information on the Crystal River Boat Builders, visit facebook.com/crbbs.