The NYC work boat, Storm King, provides an excellent platform to families dealing with a disabled member. Following upon the success of last year, NYC was once again asked to participate in this event. Under the skilled driving of Malcolm Kirk, ably assisted by Lawrence Alexander, Storm King, and here are some of their comments.
Malcolm: We had a very good day, as you say the weather co-operated and we managed to get our passengers around the inner harbour without incident, although from time to time we generated some spray. We finished the water borne part of the trip by going up the channel to the lighthouse before heading back to RCYC. We had two wheelchairs (an electric one operated by an engaging young girl) and a push chair. The children were accompanied by three adults.
Every body appeared to have a good time and they felt that Storm King was ideal for them although having a gang plank may have led to less man-handling of the chairs from the land onto the dock etc. (Editor: Note for next year’s event!)
Lawrence: I must admit that the day flew by and taking pictures rarely was front of mind. Wonderful people, both the guests and their families. Thanks for the opportunity to spend the day with and for such an appreciative group. We could all learn from those that not everything comes easily too.
My thanks for their active participation in this effort and for being such great ambassadors for The National.
Vice Commodore, Marine Operations
Also Participating and Sharing…
The Conte family participated with FireEscape in their 7th Easter Seals event hosted by the RCYC. As always, the event was first class and nothing but good comments from all the kids and parents.