- Jan 25, 2011
We lost a good friend and club member a few days ago. He lived on his boat in Anacortes. He was in town at the Brown Lantern Tavern (a few of you know it) and evidently was feeling the proverbial oats when he left. He went missing wed night when his girl friend could not contact him and started calling around. Police were called and the boat was boarded to see if he was there and he was not. They started a search of the marina and found him Friday in the water. No evidence of foul play and evidently just ended up in the water with no help..People in the tavern said he was drinking pretty heavily and he somehow ended up in the water. Nobody knows how. Pretty sobering thought about how you walk down the dock and get onboard after libations or even without and depending on the wx conditions..I think we all have a process of boarding our boats from the dock as far as stepping and handholds. All it takes is some aberration in that process and the result could be fatal. RIP Art..