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Thursday, July 22, 2010

End of an Era




We all knew it had to happen some day. The old Bounder that had seen 49 states and most of Canada had been an iconic feature of the Moorings since prior to the current ownership. Bill and Edie Johnson were corner stone seasonal campers here before most of us learned how to pronounce Passagassawakeag. The Bounder passed into the capable hands of daughter Jerilyn Johnson who turned the inside into the antithesis of its battered exterior. No one seemed to recall the last time the engine was started. So...after delaying the inevitable as long as possible, Jeri found herself a used Class C, made arrangements to have the Bounder towed, and undertook the onerous task of sorting out the flotsam and jetsam that had accrued over the years. The historic day was Wednesday, the 21st of July 2010. Unfortunately, the Cloutiers were not there to witness the event, and I am indebted to Ann Dunn for the pictures. I'm sure it was an emotional moment as everyone watched the once proud ship make its ignominious retreat up Route 1 on the hook of the wrecker.
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