Author Topic: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018  (Read 1253 times)

Offline Reighnman

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Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2018, 07:08:34 AM »
So sorry for your loss Larry.
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Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2018, 07:51:49 AM »
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Larry
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Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2018, 01:50:06 PM »
Very sorry to learn of your loss, Larry. A mother is not replaceable.

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Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2018, 09:46:36 PM »
A slight potential bump in the road. Wharfside "doesn't really take reservations" or so saith our friendly host but we should have no problem getting all of us seated. About 95% chance in his words. I'll take those odds but as a contingency plan, we could walk next door to the Lobster Shanty where they open at 5pm, same time as our non-reservations are made for. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2018, 08:58:13 AM »
Thanks Bob. The weather is looking great for the weekend!
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Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2018, 08:25:51 PM »
Ciao amici! Hope you all are well. I have taken the liberty of making reservations at Jack Bakers Lobster Shanty as a backup precaution just in case the Wharfside doesn't live up to their 95% promise. I plan to arrive at the Wharfside a bit early to secure a berth and then I'll cancel Lobster Shanty. So unless you hear from me on Saturday, we'll still meet at the Wharfside for more fun and games! Looking forward to seeing everyone but we'll miss those who won't be attending.
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Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2018, 12:56:54 PM »
I wish I could come . . .  65 years ago, I used to crab and fish along the Manasquan Inlet opposite what is now Warfside.  Back then I dreamed of sailing one of those boats heading South for the Winter.  Now its Winter and I am South. 

My great granddad and granddad's generation owned 14 miles of the Jersey coast from the high tide line to the RR tracks.  The Woolley Fishery had fish camps up and down the shore using Pond Fishing Techniques.  The fishermen would row out to the pound, a circle of saplings with a net and a weir facing the tide, and scoop out the fish.  They would row back through the serf and pull the boats up with a horse, using logs as rollers. In the Winter,the guys would cut ice from nearby lakes, store the ice I pits under straw, and pack fish for Fulton's Market up the track in New York City during the Summer.  My granddad was one of the first to install a car engine in a boat to use inlets instead of pulling the fishing boats up through the serf.  During the great depression my family decided to continue supporting the families that worked for the company by selling off the land.  The Woolley Fishery eventually sold out the Crutchfield.
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