Published on Friday, 13th May 2016 - 4:54PM05/13/2016
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.– It was 50 years ago that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) got its start as the result of one man’s desire to make recreational boating better for boaters, sailors, and anglers. To celebrate this milestone, the nation’s largest recreational boat owner advocacy, services and safety organization announced today the second in a series of local celebrations to say thanks to its over half million members – this time in the Pacific Northwest.
A BoatUS “50th Anniversary Member Appreciation Event” was held upon the conclusion of the Port Townsend Opening Day Parade, Saturday May 7 at the Northwest Maritime Center at 431 Water Street from 1:30PM to 4:30PM PDT. BoatUS President Margaret Bonds Podlich hosted the informal, festive event with live music provided by Lobo del Mar, hors d’oeuvres and prizes – including a drawing for a Star Clippers cruise for two. “It’s a way to gather and thank our BoatUS members for their continued support over the years, and to get with other boaters to talk boating,” said Podlich.