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Remembering Jim Altemus

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Michael Grace, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    Sadly, we learned that WCHA member Jim Altemus passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Jim was a long-time member of the WCHA (member number 5301). He was a dedicated member of the wooden canoe community, serving the WCHA in a variety of ways including as a member of the Board of Directors, supporting the education and grants mission of the WCHA, and volunteering at the WCHA's annual Assembly. Among other things, Jim was a lecturer at the Finger Lakes Boat Museum where he also worked on restoration of the tour boat Pat II, a 39' launch built in 1924. Jim was a War of 1812 re-enactor, and also volunteered with the Genesee Country Village and Museum. In his own shop, Jim was a woodworker and gunsmith.

    Our condolences go out to Jim's family and friends. He will certainly be missed.

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