The 100-foot USS Dexter, built in 1925 as a rum-runner patrol boat, will be scuttled off Chicago to become an underwater diver's site this fall. The photo shows the Dexter being launched at Defoe Shipbuilders in Bay City, Michigan. Among other things, she created an international incident with Canada in 1929. Newspaper story here...
Monday was a busy day at the 2008 Rendezvous, with a seminar on nautical history, a port-captain's meeting, the annual dog show, and lots and lots of wind (for the third day in a row).
Evening dinner was "on your own," but a large group assembled at Spider Bay for a bring-your-own barbecue and a salute to Rear-Commodore Bud Zalon, for his 80th birthday.
The evening ended with a sing-along, featuring GLCC artists.