"AHHHOOOOOOY CREW MEMBERS!"
Captain Chesapeake was a morning and afternoon children's show on WBFF (channel 45) in Baltimore, Maryland hosted by George A. Lewis who portrayed "Captain Chesapeake".
The show aired from April 1971 until 1990.
GEORGE A. LEWISAN INTERVIEW It's nice to hear his voice (CLICK ME)
Children in Baltimore could become a "Crewmember" on the show.
By the mid '70's, "Captain Chesapeake" boasted more than 50,000 card-carrying "crewmembers" and the station received as many as 3,000 letters to Lewis a week.
|"CAPT. C" loved his Goetze's Caramel creme candy...|
|...and his Briardale Cola|
|...to wash down a Double-R-Bar burger from Roy Rogers!!!|
Everything a growing kid needs! lol
"BE SOMEBODY IMPORTANT... BE YOURSELF"
AMONG THE SHOWS THE CAPTAIN WOULD FEATURE...
|THE LITTLE RASCALS|
|"SEVEN BELLS... IT'S TIME FOR SPEED RACER!"|
The theme song was the Bob Crosby tune "Stumbling" by The Three Suns. This theme was played from a 33 rpm at 45 rpm speed.
THE CAPTAIN CHESAPEAKE INTRO (CLICK ME)
A TV COMMERCIAL FEATURING CAPT. C (CLICK ME)
Lewis began his career as the children's host of the Steamboat Bill and Mr. Cartoon shows on WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, from 1957 until 1970.
|Mr. Cartoon was a television program for children that aired for over thirty years on WSAZ-TV, the local NBC affiliate in Huntington, West Virginia. The show was hosted by George A. Lewis until 1969. and by Jule Huffman until 1995. The show aired at four on weekday afternoons for one hour.|
Lewis hosted a similar show, Captain Pitt on WPTT (channel 22) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Lewis also acted as "Ghost Host" on WBFF's late night horror movie show, and did news on WBFF prior to 1988.|
EARLY GHOST HOST INTRO (Click Me)
LATER GHOST HOST INTRO (Late 80's)
WBFF 45 COMMERCIAL BREAK with GHOST HOST
|A recreation of the original painting used in the GHOST HOST introduction.(1994)|