Gaylord F. (Dusty) Pierce
Our spring meeting was held at the Sea Isle City Yacht Club on Saturday, April 26. We all enjoyed the beautiful view while sitting
in the dining room waiting for the meeting to begin.
After discussing many topics and having a buffet lunch, Phil Bur was
introduced. He gave a very interesting, educational presentation and slide show
on the history of
Following a discussion and question and answer period, we motored to the lighthouse for a tour and to meet the present owner. From there
we went to Strathmere to visit the US Coast Guard Life Saving Station where our own Fred Ruddick and Charles Bolton were stationed. It was truly an enjoyable day. Our thanks to Peggy Stapleford for making all of this possible.
Saturday, June 14 was our first outreach for 2008 at the Bay Days in Bivalve, NJ. It was a beautiful day and we had a pleasant breeze as we worked talking to visitors about our organization, selling our merchandise and distributing information about our Delaware Bay Sunset Lighthouse Cruises. Right across from our tables, Bear, the Search and Rescue dog, was performing for the crowd. I had a chance to walk around and check out the exhibits. There were various displays on the ecology of the Bay, events being presented at the Sail Loft Marina, the Longreach Marina, the Haskin Shellfish Research Lab, the Salt Marsh Tent and the Wharf Tent. Music that appealed to various groups of listeners was being performed in a couple of the tents. And, as usual, I couldn't resist the aromas of the assortment of food; just had to sample a few!! Many events were planned for the children and who could refuse a sail on the beautiful AJ Meerwald, NJ's tall ship. We watched as oyster shuckers were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards. East Point Lighthouse was also open for tours. It was truly an enjoyable day for all who attended. So, next year make it a point to "come on down" and "Celebrate Life on the Bay".
Our next meeting is our annual picnic meeting to be held at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse gazebo on Saturday, July 26. Steve Murray and Betty Mugnier will be giving a presentation on the lighthouse. If you would like to bring a food item, please sign up to do so. A brick honoring our past president Carole Reily will be dedicated at this meeting. Hope to see you all there.
We are sorry about the fadeout copy on the History of the Light in our Spring issue- here it is…..
Did you know that
a "sister" to the Tinicum Rear Range
Lighthouse is "alive and well and living" in
Sharon Hewitt, Membership Chairperson
Maureen Fitzgerald Bet
Walnutport PA 18088
Vincent & Doris Saul
Single 62 Family 125 Total 307
Our Apologies to:
William and Joan Thievon for the name
“Typo” in the Spring Issue
under Scholarship Donations
Memorial Donations for the
Carole F. Reily Scholarship Fund
Valerie Constantini John Lamar
William and John Thievon
Total Donations as of this issue is $2,023