APRIL 1, 2020 Volume 48 Issue 4
Special Virtual Windbag!
April 1, 2020
Thanks to all who have recently expressed good wishes and fortunately my family
continues to show no symptoms from the virus. I truly hope that you and yours are well and safe.
As far as weathering
this unprecedented time without too much stress, that's not as positive! When the order came down on March 20th that all non-essential
businesses shut down, I told my staff to stay home (with pay).
With the Covid-19 stay at home directives and indeed
the more serious taking of some members of our community from us, the health and safety of my staff and family comes first.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 developments and make the decision to fully reopen the yard when appropriate.
All the while, we consider the many hardships that everyday Americans and businesses will face over the coming weeks
and months. We are truly navigating in uncharted waters.
With that said, our intended schedule to open May 1 and to have
all commissioning done by May 15 is in question. It's impossible for me to determine today if we can maintain that schedule.
We're already seeing the pent-up demand for getting outdoors and into a boat play out! We will do all we can under the
current circumstances to get ready for the summer.
When we get the all clear sign and can open to the public, you will
be the first to know! Until then, please do not visit the yard until further notice.
I, along with everyone
associated with Tide Mill, are yearning for the restorative and calming experiences only boating and water can provide. Let's
hope we can start soon!
Stay safe and
All the best,