Membership Meeting of Detroit Lodge No. 7

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

March 3, 2020

Detroit Lodge No. 7 held its March 3, 2020 lodge meeting at the Dossin Museum on Belle Isle. Luncheon was prepared by Bill Griffore and Paul and Sarah Jagenow, the main course being mostaccioli with meat sauce, followed by Italian style green beans, mixed salad and a variety of desserts. The luncheon meeting was attended by some 30 members and guests, including  members from Toledo Lodge No. 9 and Port Huron Lodge No. 2. The scheduled speaker was Kent Lund, who gave a presentation entitled "Belle Isle Model Power Boats from the 1930s - Tether Boat Racing." From 1924 to 1941, Belle Isle and Water Works Park was once the epicenter of Tether Boat Racing, where model boats were raced on a 52-foot tether cable, one at a time. These boats with their gas and steam engines were all homemade, scratch-built by the talented toolmakers and machinists of the 1924-1955 era of tether boat racing. At the conclusion of the presentation, program chairman Rick Scott presented a certificate of appreciation to the speaker Kent Lund.



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