Mar 22, 2018

Many Boat NamesWe received a couple more boat names – the photo came courtesy reader Janice Fleischmann - and an interesting response to our story on the Oakville Yacht Squadron’s recent talks with Town Council.

Re: Boat names

Hi CYOB,

Our 1973, 23 ft. Pen Yann inboard is not the fastest, sleekest, most luxurious or best equipped boat on the lake. It does however have one thing special going for it and is reflected in the name: “I.O. Diddly”. In gold lettering no less!

Regards,
Paul Gauthier
Coburg ON

 

Re: our article about OYS

John, good points in your piece about OYS and the issue of waterfront access. One thing that seems to get overlooked when discussing public waterfront access and yacht/boat clubs is who developed the land.

Most yacht/boat clubs are located on land that until the clubs came along was unused or unusable, it was just raw landfill. The clubs or more importantly their members were the ones, not the taxpayers, who converted the landfill to landscaped usable land.

It’s important to make this known to those who have come along in a last decade or two that while it might be public land there was a lot of blood sweat and some tears that went into making what is there usable and enjoyable.


Steve Reid

member for 23 years at Etobicoke Yacht Club.

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