October 5, 2017 Meeting of West Bay Rotary

Posted by Sarah Ruef-Lindquist on Oct 08, 2017
Lyman Morse at Wayfarer

Lyman Morse with newest location at former Wayfarer in Camden, where our speaker Robert Light is manager, has various divisions including boat building, advanced composites, which just completed the steeple for the clock tower on the Chestnut Street Church in Camden, metal and plastics fabrication and solar power (technologies and prototyping) used by military and other customers beyond the marine environment, including solar cubes and “living modules”. Their core operation remains boat building and repair. 3% unemployment is presenting them with challenges in the work force area, and they continue to participate in wooden boats, with a Stephens-Waring designed, cold-molded project in the barn in Thomaston now.

Camden’s Lyman Morse location has 850’ dockage, slips up to 55’ moorings, travel lift and boat hoists and now also the Rhumb Line bar/restaurant. 40-47 employees, including 38 full time, 60 or so in Thomaston, so over 100 between the two yards.

West Bay Rotary will participate on November 1, 5:30 – 8p for the Best of the Best celebration.

Ron Hall is having back issues, and having and MRI next week. Chuck Decker is terminally ill, and will be honored for his participation in Rotary since 1971.

Sandy is organizing the Polio Walk 9-11a on Saturday October 21 in Belfast. From 11 – 1 there is a foliage train ride. He is also organizing a Puppy Path for PAWS at the corner of John St. and Simonton Road, 8:30a – noon Saturday. There are sign-ups at the meeting.

Kim Milton announced Tikki Times, which are fellowship times, and Jan Campbell wants people to know one is planned for Friday October 13 at 5p at the Rockland Golf Club, $10 cost.

Bob Mackenzie, Police Chief for the Town of Kennebunk, will speak next week on addiction and substance abuse.