Neighbors on the North Coast: Cleveland's Connection to the Mentor Shoreline
"Fitting out" Boats at Mentor Harbor Yachting Club, Late 1950s
Each spring boat owners, having kept their boats in dry storage over the winter, prepared their boats for the coming season. 'Fitting out' included cleaning, sanding, caulking, painting and making any necessary repairs to ensure that the boats were again lake-worthy. It was also an important social occasion, with opportunities to reunite with friends after the winter season. The Mentor Harbor Yachting Club held its official Fitting Out Party in April.
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