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Stew Sill Part 6

Stew Sill Jr. as I remember it… part VI by Bill VanGee
Stew was always about speed and because he grew up on the water, he naturally migrated toward fast boats. During the late 50s and early 60s, he became quite involved with the building and racing of small outboard hydroplane boats. A hydroplane (or hydro, or thunderboat) is a […]

Stew Sill Part 5

Stew Sill Jr. as I remember it… part V by Bill VanGee
Stew wasn’t just about boats and the marina. He in fact, had a soft spot for animals. While I never saw it, he used to reminisce about how he as a boy had a horse on the family farm that he rode and cared for. The farm was […]

Stew Sill Part 4

Stew Sill Jr. as I remember it… part IV by Bill VanGee
Katlynn Marine didn’t always look like it does today. When I first began working here in the summer of 1971, it was Sill’s Marina and was considered more of a boat yard than a marina. Stew Sill was a hands-on type of guy and everyday was a new […]

Beating the Winter Blues: Getting Ready for Next Season!

As I write this it is snowing to beat the band, but I still cannot stop thinking about the upcoming boating season. I am definitely suffering from cabin fever; I can’t wait to get out on the water!

The most frequently asked question that I hear this time of year is “What do you do all winter?” The answer is […]

Service To Do List

With the boating season right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about those little things you keep meaning to fix or clean up on your boat. We would have the same problem if we didn’t have lists. So if you have a little time in front of the fire go ahead and see if can make a […]

Stew Sill Part 3

Stew Sill Jr. as I remember it. by Bill VanGee
Stew was the consummate competitor. When he left the dock, he left to win that next race. I don’t ever remember him ever going out for a day sail. He was either racing or moving the boat to the start of the next race. And his boat had to […]

Stew Sill Part 2

Stew Sill Jr. as I remember it. by Bill VanGee
Stew was some 12 years older than me and while we both grew up in Sodus Point, there is a substantial gap of what I actually remember as fact and what I remember because I heard all of the stories as told by the “old guys”. Some may be factual, […]

Stew Sill Part 1

Stew Sill Jr. as I remember it. by Bill VanGee
As a small child growing up in Sodus Point, I lived just up the street from what later on became Sill’s Marina. The property at that time was mostly water and Stew Sill’s father, Stewart Sr. was in the marine construction business. I’m not sure who owned the property at […]

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