March 26, 2015 - On Fourth Lake: The Social History of Lake Mendota

The Madison Navy League invites you to our
End of Winter Layup (ice is out) Celebration
March 26, 2015
In waterfront towns around the Great Lakes and along our great western
rivers, mariners celebrate the end of winter layup season when our
waterways are once again ice-free and sailors return to the sea (or fresh
water). Join Madison Navy League for as we honor this fine maritime
Lake Mendota historian Don Sanford will present a brief history of the timehonored method for determining when, exactly, Lake Mendota is “open” for
navigation. (Yes, there is science behind this).
Bring your best maritime pictures of “Iced Up Ships, Vessels and Boats” and
win a prize!
We’ll close with a ceremony conducted by Captain Richard Baker, asking the
all-powerful King Neptune, ruler of the depths, for a safe navigation season.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
5:00 p.m. (1700 hours): Social hour
6:00 p.m. (1800 hours): Program begins
Bourbon Street Grille
6308 Metropolitan Lane
Monona, WI 53713
• Appetizers provided
• Cash Bar
• Dinner on your own after we’ve honored King Neptune
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This event is free and open to the public.
Citizens in support of the sea services
Membership in Navy League is open to any U.S. Citizen with an interest in our sea services