Issue: February 2001
John Krieger

After 35 years of boating on the Bay, an automobile accident left John Krieger helpless to handle the 40-foot Silverton he and his wife Mary Anne kept at Maryland Yacht Club on Back Creek off the Patapsco River. They were 74 years old and had been married 50 years when they sold it. Last year, after intensive rehabiliation and with the encouragement of their MYC friends, they purchased a 1994 Silverton, dubbed her Chessie and celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary with a return to boating on the Bay. “How fortunate that we were given a chance,” John Krieger says, “to once again enjoy the one and only Chesapeake Bay.”