Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter Brunch Buffet

The LaSalle Yacht Club Presents “Easter Brunch Buffet”   Sunday, March 31, 2013, 11am-2pm   Featuring “Omelet Station”   Ham & Turkey Scrambled Eggs Home Fries Bacon & Sausage French Toast Casserole Oven Roasted Chicken Seafood Newburg Fresh Vegetable Medley Shrimp Cocktail Assorted Muffins, Bagels, Pastries Fresh Fruit Assorted Juices Antipasto Salad/Rolls Pasta Salad Dessert […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 03- Bellows & Hoses

Make sure you have a trained professional check your bellowa & hoses before launching

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What is the origin of the term “Smoking lamp”?

Q – What is the origin of the term “Smoking lamp“? The exact date and origin of the smoking lamp has been lost. However, it probably came into use during the 16th Century when seamen began smoking on board vessels. The smoking lamp was a safety measure. It was devised mainly to keep the fire […]

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What is the origin of the term “mayday” for an emergency call?

Q – What is the origin of the term “mayday” for an emergency call? “Mayday” is said to have originated from the French phrase “M’aidez” – meaning “Help me”

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Safe Boating Tip # 02 – Drain Plug

Check your drain plug before launching

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St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick’s Day Party   Saturday March 16th, 2012 @ 6pm   Dan’s famous Corn Beef and Cabbage, other dinner specials and Green Beer   Irish Music and Irish Dancers “Clan Na Cara Dancers” perform at 7pm   At the LaSalle Yacht Club, Niagara Falls   Hosted by Michele Moore and Nancy Brown You will […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 01 – Trailering

The proper way to trailer launch a boat

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What is the origin of the term “Shows his true colors”?

Q – What is the origin of the term “Shows his true colors“? Early warships often carried flags from many nations on board in order to elude or deceive the enemy. The rules of civilized warfare called for all ships to hoist their true national ensigns before firing a shot. Someone who finally “shows his […]

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What is the origin of the term “Toe The Line “?

Q – What is the origin of the term “Toe The Line “? The space between each pair of deck planks in a wooden ship was filled with a packing material called “oakum” and then sealed with a mixture of pitch and tar. The result, from afar, was a series of parallel lines a half-foot […]

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