to the Editor
I received your article about Phoebe (II) today and
I read it in one go from beginning to end. It is fantastic.
Beautifully laid out, crisp end, very interesting
photos and very thorough and true in all areas of
Phoebe's history. It obviously benefited from your
detailed research and the input from the Wikstroms.
Also, it benefited from the input by Don Quant who
instructs us about the finer details of insure, ensure
and assure. I love it.
would you put it on a CD and mail that to us for our
archives? Also, I would love to print it as an insert
in our newsletter if that is OK with you. We will
clearly credit you and whomever you wish to include.
Printing from the CD would preserve the quality.
It is so interesting to read this comprehensive article
from your perspective across the border. It is all
so familiar but there are many details that we did
not have which we value. Your explanation of how she
got to be simply known as "The Phoebe" is
great. I knew, of course, that she was number two,
but for PR reasons, I never mentioned that too much,
only when talking with purists. Now I have a great
The name plates were actually made from aluminum,
which we analyzed and determined were most likely
the original ones. The metal had inclusions and a
micro-structure that was not modern. Our expert said
that aluminum would have been an expensive metal back
then and of special interest to somebody like John
I enjoyed your line that the Finger Lakes Chapter
contributed to the restoration. We remember it well.
If we sent you our fundraising package for the new
shelter, would the Chapter be able and willing to
contribute again? It would benefit us in two ways.
Any contribution is much appreciated, but to have
it come from NY is so much more meaningful and we
can use that to our advantage with the City of Kingston
staff and politicians. It also spurs our supporters
on to keep up the good deeds. Please do not feel obliged
in any way, but would a few members be willing to
Also did you talk to Warren Weiant? I should phone
him, because I do not know how he is doing. He was
fragile in the very early 2000 years. Anyway, I can
and will give him a call. He was very nice to us and
really interested in what we were doing.
Your article, again, is very well done. Your members
can be proud to have this high quality information
included in their newsletter and membership benefits.
Please let me know if you are willing to send me a
CD. We are more than willing to pay for any expense
Henk Wever and the Friends of the Phoebe.
CD sent with permission to use in newsletter. Will
pass the fundraising package on to the FLC Board of
Thank you very much for all your help. John Richardson
has done a great job organizing the Rideau Canal Cruise.
We would appreciate anything you can do with the Finger
Lakes Club Newsletter. We are very much looking forward
to this great event.
You might also like to know that Ron Jelley is planning
a run from Kingston to Ottawa between the Clayton
Show and ours.
Thanks for the copy of Brightwork newsletter. I'm
sure your members will appreciate the Phoebe article
and the work you put into compiling it.
See you at the Joint Chapter Meeting.
Thank you for the copy of the latest Brightwork ----
Now for the good news---I have just unearthed a bunch
of old files from the formation of the Finger Lakes
Chapter, ACBS. I have a list of the "real"
founding members, letters from Ray Nelson, Mo Sherrill,
etc., press releases including one for the first formation
meeting, and a copy of the first FLC, ACBS newsletter
from the fall of 1978, entitled "Shorelines"
which includes a list of the boats and owners from
the first FLC show.
I also have a storage crate full of FLC, ACBS stuff
from the late '70s and through the '80s that I haven't
even looked into yet.
Did anybody ever find the original FLC Charter? It
was framed and hung on the wall at the Deerhead Inn
(Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls) for a number of years
and then went missing.
Also, what ever happened to the "Best In Show"
I'll let you know what else I find as I go through
the crate of information.
FLC Charter Member George Zeth
Dear Mr. Editor (Dick):
Thank you so much for my note of congratulations in
the latest Brightwork. That was really sweet of you.
It has been my pleasure working with you and all the
wonderful people at the FLC. Looking forward to another
great show this July!
Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce
Just a short note to say that your article on Phoebe
was a real gem. See you later this year.