The 200 miles of waterfront in Cecil County are a source of great pleasure for those who enjoy boating. For the Trainer's of North East, these waters support a family business that has prospered for three decades.
It all started about 37 years ago when Ed Trainer opened a sporting goods shop on Route 272, the road leading into North East. The shop sold hunting and fishing supplies including guns and small aluminum boats.
As the business grew, Butch added larger boats. In 1973 he closed the shop and opened Anchor Boats just down the street. Around 1980, he opened Anchor Marina down in the North East Harbor. Today, the two businesses are thriving and Butch's sons, Edward and Matt, have taken over the day-to-day operations, under Dad's close supervision.