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MIYC Change of Watch, 2013

Jim Ferry and Doug Johnson discuss a point of seamanship. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Jim Ferry and Doug Johnson discuss a point of seamanship. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Sandy Wallen raises her glass to a toast proposed by outgoing Commodore Stuart Curtis. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Incoming Commodore Jim Marr, Vice Commodore Bob DeFeo, Rear Commodore Dick Irwin, Sailing Fleet Captain Lois Dixon, Day Cruise Capt. Jim Ferry, Extended Cruise Capt. Lee Harkness, and Chairman of the Board Gary Riss. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Incoming Commodore Jim Marr, Vice Commodore Bob DeFeo, Rear Commodore Dick Irwin, Sailing Fleet Captain Lois Dixon, Day Cruise Capt. Jim Ferry, Extended Cruise Capt. Lee Harkness, and Chairman of the Board Gary Riss. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Jim Ferry and Doug Johnson discuss a point of seamanship. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Incoming Commodore Jim Marr gets a congratulatory kiss from the First Lady of the Fleet, his wife Linda. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • L-R - Incoming Commodore Jim Marr, Vice Commodore Bob DeFeo, Rear Commodore Dick Irwin, Sailing Fleet Captain Lois Dixon, Day Cruise Capt. Jim Ferry, Extended Cruise Capt. Lee Harkness, and Chairman of the Board Gary Riss. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch ceremony Saturday in their clubhouse.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

After a turbulent period in the club's history, coinciding with the national economic downturn, the MIYC installed a new bridge, or slate of commanding officers, in a ceremony Saturday evening. The installation, which took place in conjunction with the annual Commodore's Ball, was held upstairs in the club's dining room, overlooking the yacht basin, the Marco River, and the "other Marco bridge," the Jolley Bridge spanning the river.

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