This year's festival will honor Fred Robison whose family roots were planted here in Toledo many years ago.
Fred still surveys an occasional vessel today. He has passed his passion for the sea to his children. His vision of the future is demonstrated by the creation and construction of his wooden Charter vessel Jimco II which has set the standard for Charter boat design. The lines of this boat are seen today in many Charter fishing vessels along the West coast. We are proud to honor him this year.