On a warm summer day in June 1966 a group of yachtsmen at the BOATEL MARINA (now Tugboat) was standing on the docks having a good time laughing and telling jokes when Vernal Furbush, owner of the BOATEL, came down on the wharf and wanted to know why we didn't start some sort of a "FUN CLUB" because the group was always getting together on one boat or another having such a good time.
It was talked over amongst the yachtsmen in the Marina and adjoining docks and they thought it sounded like a good idea. We told Mr. Furbush that we would start a club and he offered us a room, in what was the old Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, where we could hold our activities.
On September 17th, 1966 a meeting was called; an agenda was prepared so that the meeting would cover all pertinent points. At this time Janie Hart seemed to be the prime mover in getting the project into gear.
As the 2022 boating season ends the DEYC dock at Tugboat has been cleared and our moorings are empty. Boothbay Harbor is quiet.
Let’s keep our Florida members in our thoughts as they work through the aftermath of Ian.
The good news is that our off season Winter events started with a bang having about 50 members at the McKay’s home in BBH. See email notices and the website for future locations in Maine and Florida. Invites will be sent and posted with detailed information for the various gatherings. Several perspective members attended the first gathering, consider bringing interested friends to the next event.
Make plans for the Christmas party at Waters Edge, same location as the wonderful time we had last year. Saturday December 3 from 5 until 9 PM with further information upcoming.
It has been an active several weeks as we arrange for winter storage whether on land, in the water, or down South. Follow your insurers recommendations and be ready for a pleasant start when the spring season arrives.
Keep the safety and good luck of the lobster and fishermen in mind as they ply the frigid coastal waters throughout the cold days coming. They are a terrific group, who are always willing to share advice help us pleasure boaters when in need.
My thanks to the new Bridge, Directors, and administrative assistant Kate as they work to keep the club running smoothly thriughout the year. When you see an event or club need volunteer your time to make it batter. The annual cruise will be in planning, consider being a port host.
We have an exciting and vibrant Fun club, supported by all who give freely of their talents. Look forward to seeing you soon, if our burgee is flying on Dragonfly at Tugboat stop by and say hi.
Take care and enjoy your winter harbor,
your Commodore Brent Pope
Board of Directors
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