- Mar 25, 2016
- Harwichport MA
- Boat Make
- 36' NB
We need more great Americans like him. Lets go Brandon.a great guy for sure and loved by all that ever knew him.
This past summer I stopped by West Lake Marina in Montauk to visit with Chris Miller, Eddies son. Bill Cramer loved staying at West Lake in the summer and he would buy an old car every year and we would leave it at West Lake. Bill would have dozens of sets of keys made up and distribute them to all his friends that might pull into West Lake for the night an use Bill's slip. Chris Miller is now all grown up and runs west Lake after Eddies passing. Chris is an accomplished fisherman, diver, business man and family man in other words a great American. I was so proud to visit with him and see the great job he is doing at West Lake Marina and of course I relayed all this to Bill Cramer.
Bill's generosity to ALL was beyond words. I did get in big big trouble once with Bill. We just steamed over from Niantic for the weekend and pulled into his favorite rip at the Point. I knew the exact colors, leader weight and length, pork rind color, split and length and hook size/shank length he wanted for that tide. I was ready and Bill being the nice guy he was waited to allow all of the charter boats to spin about and re align themselves in their lanes before we entered the fleet.
Bill always had great respect for the charter boats and always reminded me they were in the entertainment business and making a living fishing and we were just visitors in their sand box so we needed to behave and be courteous. So on that lovely Friday afternoon back in the glory days of Montauk there we were waiting to pull into our lane and dumb me with our lines ready in the rod holders exposing the secret rig set up of the day. Oh My !! Bill blew a fuse. Again with great respect for the charter boats and their crew it was a mortal sin to expose our secret stuff that Bill had poured and painted and tied over the long winter months.
great times were had by everyone when in the presence of Capt Bill Cramer.