Tuesday, June 17, 2014

R.I.P. Claiborne Young

Waterford, NY
42 47.286 N 73 40.813 N

We mourn the loss of a giant figure in the US East Coast boating community, Claiborne Young. 

Mr. Young was a prolific author, speaker, and advocate for boating issues, and the founder of cruisersnet.net Non-boaters won't recognize the name, but they could compare it to the sense of personal loss when a familiar figure in your daily life, perhaps Brian WIlliams, passed.

I never met Mr. Young personally, but I corresponded with him often.  He accomplished more to protect boating interests and to provide services to us cruisers than any dozen organizations like SSCA, or US Power Squadrons.   

He will be missed.  Condolences to Claiborne's family.

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