By David Kanally                                                                                                                                                   April, 2006

Army Corps of Engineers Rep Presents to WBA


The Elm Fork project, including both Grapevine and Lewisville Lakes, is just part of the responsibility of the ACOE Fort Worth Region

Randal Mayne of the Corps of Engineers made a fine presentation during the WBA's March meeting on lakes in the jurisdiction of the Fort Worth District and the Corps in general. Randal has been in the Lewisville area 5 years and is the Recreation & Natural Resource Manager for three lakes: Lewisville, Grapevine, & Ray Roberts.   His presentation included information on the multiple uses of these reservoirs, including drinking water for Dallas, conservation and recreation.

April Meeting to Feature "The Golden Age of Yachting"

Please join us for the April meeting on Thursday evening, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Quick Draw in Dallas.  President David Kanally will present the results of his research of wooden boats and yachting in the 1930s.  The presentation includes pictures of 30's vintage power and sailing craft, period advertisements of Dodge Boats, various now-defunct inboard engine manufacturers, and yacht brokers of the day.  

We will also unveil Lisa Daniel's latest work, a watercolor of Aeolus, David's 1934 Columbia River One Design sailboat.  Also included in this newly-developed presentation will be photos of the legendary Americas Cup race of 1934, and books and boating magazines of the period for your review.  Don't miss this nostalgic look at a time when every boat was a wooden boat!  Directions to QuickDraw can be found on our website,

Pre-Meeting Gathering at Midway Point

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m., April 20 at Midway Point Restaurant,12801 Midway Road, on the Southwest corner of Midway and LBJ!

Please take a look in the shed or garage for the leftover parts you can donate to the club. Bring them to the meeting or contact David Kanally at for pickup.