Antique & Classic Boat Society
Lake Hopatcong Chapter
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Boy Scouts salute flag during 2019 Opening Ceremonies.
Dear LHACBS Member,
As I write this message, it is the middle of June and the state of New Jersey is still not fully opened.
We did have our first cruise night on May 28th. Even though there was no rain in the forecast, the weather was overcast and threatening, but I am pleased to report that we did have three courageous boats turn out for the parade. Dennis Moran and John MacKenzie in Dennis’ Correct Craft, Ken and Cindy Heaton in Uncle Charlie and myself in Summer Breeze. Thank you all for participating and hopefully our next cruise night on June 25th will be a picture-perfect night.
Sunday, May 31st was the joint Mid-Atlantic, Harvey’s Lake and Lake Hopatcong chapters cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania. There were a total of 10 boats with about 20 people in attendance. We launched at 10:00am in a crisp 54 degrees, but nonetheless enjoyed a beautiful cruise around the lake, pausing to wave to Werner and Christine Mall who are residents there. Ed Andrews, President of the Mid-Atlantic chapter, was the chief organizer of the cruise and also manned the grill serving up hamburgers and hot dogs afterward for a picnic lunch. It was nice getting together with old and new friends, while still trying to adhere to social distancing.
I spoke with Bob Rice, our Scuttlebutt editor, and due to the fact that many of our activities have been cancelled, the next issue of Scuttlebutt may be a little thin. It was suggested that if any of our members wanted to submit stories of their pandemic stay-at-home experiences they could do so. It would be interesting to hear how other members are coping with the current situation.
At this time, it is still too early for any definitive decisions to be made on the Surf & Turf dinner to be held at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club on August 19th and our Annual Meeting to be held at the Jefferson House on November 22nd. As soon as decisions are made I will let you know.
Until next time - stay healthy, stay safe.
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