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The Honey Fitz, formerly owned by President John F. Kennedy will be in Charleston
over Memorial Day weekend.
Join Carolina Children’s Charity for an exclusive Harbor Cruise on
Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4:30pm to benefit Lowcountry children with birth defects
and childhood diseases.
Experience an iconic piece of history and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.
Costs: $175.00 per person or $300.00 per couple
Includes: Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, Beer, Wine, Soda and Water
Boarding starts at 4pm at the Charleston Maritime Center
* Charleston Maritime Center Charleston's Premiere Waterfront Facility is
located at 10 Wharfside Street. Charleston, SC 29401*
Harbor Cruise from 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Spots are limited. Reserve your spot today by calling 843-769-7555 or 843-737-1200.
Payments can be made by cash or credit card. Payment must be made at the time
of your reservation to hold your spot.
Your donation will be used to provide items or services that are medically
beneficial or medically necessary to a child that received assistance from
our unique charity formed in 1987. Remember, all money raised here stays here.
After a two-year renovation, the Honey Fitz, which started life as a luxury
liner and went on to serve five sitting U.S. Presidents, is resurrected as
a charter vessel that will spend the next year raising money for charities
along the east coast, from West Palm Beach to Nantucket, Mass.
The 93-foot wooden ship, built in 1931 for Montgomery Ward tycoon Sewell
Avery, lived through many iterations, from luxury cruiser to commandeered
World War II mine sweeper. But it was restored to its most famous era, when
it was the pleasure vessel for President Kennedy and his family.
Its current owner, Texas oil executive William Kallop, bought the
Honey Fitz at Sotheby’s famed Camelot auction in 1998 for $5.9 million.
His grandfather Anthony McKinley Kallop was a classmate of Kennedy’s
during the future president’s brief stint at Princeton as a freshman.
Like all things attached to Kennedy, the ship — which the
president named after his paternal grandfather, Boston Mayor John Francis
Fitzgerald, whom everyone just called Honey Fitz — is a magnet for historians
and fans of the era.