1975 – Launch

Launch Day 27. Sept. 1975

On a sunny Saturday in September 1975 Rolling Stone was launched at Stone Boatyard, Blanding Avenue. The man with the white shirt standing onboard is John F. Whitsett, the owner of Rolling Stone and of Stone Boatyard.

Photo Credit above: David R. Shaw

In August 2018 Robby sent us the original log book of Rolling Stone. Besides a very modest log of the first cruises there is also a guest log showing the names of the people who were onboard during the launch. Although I don’t know the majority of the names some of them are well-known to me: Lester Stone, Peter Burrowes, David Shaw, Chuck Burns…A historic document and simply great!!