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RTA Fall Rendezvous

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

 

photo by Linda Evans

 

The 7th annual RTA Fall Rendezvous at Dockton State Park in Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon.
is scheduled for  the weekend of Oct. 7th, 8th and 9th,  Moorage is $25 to $30 a night depending on boat length.

This is one of our favorite gatherings, laid back and relaxing, an opportunity to hang out with your fellow RTA members and talk tug.  The location is beautiful and the weather, while a bit unpredictable, has been kind to us in the past.  There will be a potluck on Saturday night in the park’s picnic area, please bring something to share and beverage of choice.

Even if you don’t have a tug, come on down on Saturday to walk the docks and check out the boats.

A big thank you to Skip and Marty Suttmeier  for stepping up to organize this years fall rendezvous!

Any questions email Skip – MikitugLT@gmail.com

 

Rendezvous @ DOCKTON 2013_Oct. 12th-13th

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

 

RTA Fall Rendezvous 2011

RTA Fall Rendezvous

Back by popular demand, the annual RTA Fall Rendezvous at Dockton State Park in Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon.  This will be our fourth year at Dockton, and we owe a big thank you to George and Wende Hill (Tug Parthia) for continuing to host this great get together.  So mark your calenders for the second weekend of October. (10/12 – 10/13)

Please RSVP to George (isssgeorge@gmail.com) so he has an idea of how many people and boats will attend.  This is one of our favorite gatherings, laid back and relaxing, an opportunity to hang out with your fellow RTA members and talk tug.  The location is beautiful and the weather, while a bit unpredictable, has been kind to us in the past.  There will be a potluck on Saturday night in the park’s picnic area hosted by Wende and George, please bring a side dish or dessert and beverage of choice.

Sunday we’ll have a pancake breakfast on the dock  before everyone heads back home.

 

 

Another great RTA rendezvous at Dockton State Park, Vashon

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Dockton RTA Rendezvous

 

The occasional shower (and one downpour) did nothing to dampen the Dockton RTA Rendezvous. It turned into a lovely weekend. 10 RTA member boats spent  Saturday showing off their boats and giving folks the opportunity to get on board a “real” tugboat. So many of our visitors thanked us for bringing the boats to Dockton.  This has become a popular fall weekend event on Vashon Island and we had lots of interested tug enthusiasts young and old walking the docks.

 

 

 

Brian Parke brought his new (to him) 1937 steel tug Patrón.   Brian delighted visitors by starting the tugs vintage washington engine several times during Saturdays open boat tours.

 

The rain stopped in time for the Saturday night potluck hosted by George Hill and Wende Johnson (Tug Parthia).  Plenty of good food shared with great friends.  Wende and George provided  several racks of delicious ribs as the main dish and everyone else brought a side dish or desert.  No one left hungry!

Sunday morning was calm and warm.  Bill Soderberg and Juli Tallino hosted the first annual Pancake Potluck on the dock.  It was truly a group effort with the Sea Scouts providing the cook stove, Tug Galene brought out a table and RTA members provided juice, sausage and more bacon to share with the group.  You can never have enough bacon!

A very special thank you to George and Wende for once again hosting a great rendezvous.  It’s one of our favorites and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the weekend.   We look forward to doing it again next year.

Thanks also to Tugs Thea Belle, Parthia, Galene, Patrón, Joe, Reliance, R.W. Confer and Thistle Dew, also M/V Costero and Sea Scout boat R.E. Gillespie.

Dockton Update

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Hi Folks,

George Hill (Tug Parthia) wanted  to remind all the tugs coming to Dockton this weekend that moorage is already paid for all boats attending.  George’s company is picking up the tab once again for all moorage for the entire weekend.

Dockton Rendezvous Flyer

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Fall RTA Rendezvous @ Dockton Oct. 13th – 14th

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Once again George and Wende of the tug Parthia have invited the RTA to  Dockton State Park in Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon for a fall rendezvous.  This will be our third year at Dockton, special thanks George and Wende for continuing this great get together.  RSVP to George (isssgeorge@gmail.com) so he has an idea of how many people and boats will attend.  This is one of our favorite gatherings, lots of fun and great food.  There will be a potluck on Saturday night, bring a side dish or dessert.

 

 

 

Great company and fantastic fall weather

Monday, October 10th, 2011

RTA Fall Rendezvous 2011

RTA Fall Rendezvous

Seven RTA tugs and one Sea Scout boat cruised into Dockton State Park Marina last weekend for the second annual RTA fall rendezvous, to talk tugs and show off their boats and all the work they’ve put into them. The weather was fine and the kids (and kids at heart) had fun playing with the thousands of moon jellies that swarmed the water around the docks as they walked around touring all the tugs and talking to the RTA members about thier boats. Several people thanked us for bringing the boats down for everyone to enjoy and the staff at Dockton was very friendly and accomodating.
Saturday evening George and Wendy of the Parthia hosted a Salmon bake/potluck at the parks pavillion area. There was a fire in the fire pit and s’mores among the desserts. Several RTA members arrived by car for the party.
Sunday morning started out gray and drizzly but folks still showed up on the dock to see the tugs. The sky cleared up and it turned into a beautiful day for the cruise back home. A picture perfect Pacific Northwest boating weekend.
Tugs in attendence were:
Parthia
Galene
Chief
Joe
Reliance
R.W. Confer
Robin
and the Sea Scout boat, R.E. Gillespie

A big thank you to George and Wendy of the tug Parthia for once again hosting a great rendezvous! We all look forward to doing again next year.

Dockton Rendezvous – Oct 7-9th, 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
New date for Dockton….
Several folks had a problem with the first weekend in October so George Hill has changed the date for our next RTA Rendezvous (Dockton) to Oct 7-9th, the second weekend in October.  Please pencil it in on your calendar and let George (isssgeorge@gmail.com) know if you think you’ll be able to come (by boat, car, etc.).  Does anyone want to volunteer their boat to be the setting for a potluck?
Dock fees are $25.00 to $35.00a night, so a real bargain especially for the big tugs.  Last year we had rain but the folks still came out to see the boats, hopefully the weather will be a bit more pleasant this year.  It’s a fun and relaxing rendezvous.