Antique & Classic Boat Society
Lake Hopatcong Chapter
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A reminder that the major drawdown of the lake, which occurs every five years, begins this Friday, Sept 22. The lake
will be dropped 1-1/2 inches per day (over 10 inches per week) until the drawdown reaches five feet on November 1.
The lake will remain at this level until December 15, when it will be allowed to start refilling.
It is with sadness that we report the passing of long-time member, Ed Seugling. From when Ed was a young boy, his family owned a home on Lakeside Blvd., a home that the family owns to this day. It was at that home that Ed developed his love of boats. He never lost that love, and he owned and preserved many of them over the years. But his efforts to save the boats ranged more widely than just owning them himself. Ed was a vital part of the leadership of the Lake Hopatcong Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society serving on the Board of Directors in many positions including President. In addition, Ed was Editor of our chapter newsletter, Scuttlebutt, for several years.
Beyond our shores, Ed was honored by being invited to serve on the International Board of Directors of ACBS as a Director…a position in which he served with distinction for three years. Born of Ed’s life’s experience, he was a font of fascinating stories of life at the lake and the many boats that he knew spanning over eighty years.
Ed will leave many types of legacies, one of which persists today. He loved to meet with friends for lunch at a lakeside restaurant. Beginning more than twenty-five years ago, every Thursday, Ed and two friends would travel to the Windlass in their respective boats to enjoy lunch together. While the venue has changed over the years, that tradition continues with the group having grown to eight to ten members still meeting every Thursday. Those who were friends with Ed were fortunate. He was kind and giving to all who had the gift of his friendship. You could have no better friend. Ed will be missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Jackie, and to their entire family.
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