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Roque Bluffs Float-in & Barbecue/Cookout
July 16, 2005

At the home of Nora and Peter van der Kam
Duck Cove Rd
Roque Bluffs, ME 04654

207-255 4236 (ME) or 610-296 8086 (PA)

Please register online by July 9th!

Click here for a printable brochure.. (PDF, 815KB)


Event Information:

Fellow CDSOA members Nora and Peter van der Kam are hosting a barbecue at their place in Maine on July 16th. Peter says:

"The CD's can remain anchored and/or rafted-up in the deep part of Little Kennebec Bay in front of our house (coordinates: N 44°38' ; W 67°27') in Roque Bluffs (near Duck Cove). You can dinghy in or be picked up in my 14' aluminum outboarder, preferably at high or on a rising tide (10' to 14' tides) and access the house by steps from the small beach.

Please notify me either by completing the online registration form, by e-mail (, or by phone here in PA (610-296 8086) or in Maine (207-255 4236) or on my cell (610-331 9406). We will have to know with some time in advance so that we can prepare ourselves by actually being there and for acquiring or borrowing tables, BBQ, chairs, food and what have you. Only requirement is BYO booze and your favorite dish if you like. We can do it outside if you like mosquitoes or inside if you don't like them. We can offer a shuttle to town to buy stuff if needed, or a sight seeing tour, or the opportunity to do some work in the yard or on the house.

I have actually asked Nora if she's for it and she said sure. We do look forward to doing this even though we don't own a CD (not yet - I did bid on Ed's CD14 on eBay but was outbid the next day) and assume that real members will not mind being guests of an (yech!) associate member....

NOTE: The night before - awaiting the right tide to enter Little Kennebec Bay and dinghying to the house - boats can anchor in Roque Island Harbor, a beautiful Bay off Roque Island, well worth the effort. If you're early you can swim or row to the beautiful beach and fraternize with the natives. Mud Hole in Great Wass Island is an alternative although the excitement you will experience getting in there may turn you off for good. Mistake Harbor is also fun to get in."

By the way, Peter and Nora, who are now essentially boatless (Cape Doryless anyway), are the previous owners of a Cape Dory 30 that they called Sgt. Pepper and sailed on Chesapeake Bay. Peter is a past Commodore of the CDSOA and is presently Secretary for the Chesapeake Fleet.


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Please monitor VHF Ch. 16 and 68 for fleet communications.

We would like to know ahead of time who will be coming so we can purchase enough food and supplies, so please register by either completing the online registration form or by calling Peter by July 9th.

See you at the float-in and barbecue/cookout.
Nora and Peter

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All owners of both Cape Dory power and sailboats, CDSOA members and non-members, are welcome to attend.

All captains are responsible for their own navigation and the safety of their vessels and crew.

Please check this page often as we will include more information as it becomes available.

  Please see the "Events" page for the current Northeast Fleet Rendezvous agenda.
  For information on becoming part of the Northeast Fleet see the "Fleet Information." 

This page was last revised: 3 May 2005

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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