Brother Squegee now sails on serene seas, bow bearing to eternity.

John(Jay) Howard was born in Mount Vernon, New York on August 2, 1941.  Jay was a resident of City Island, New York for the past 59 years.

Jay is survived by his wife, Norma, and his brothers, Ed, Robert, and George of City Island, and their children: Edward, Lucille, Michelle, Robert, Cassidy and Russell.Jay is also survived by his two sons with his first wife, Maureen Kortleven; John, daughter-in-law Kimberly, and grandson Kingston, and Peter, daughter-in-law Carrie, and grandchildren Bryce and Laurel.

Jay was a major force in City Island Community Projects, Outreach, and Service and was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was a true “Man of the People”, and inspired everyone with his kindness, selflessness, humor, and genuine interest in the human spirit; especially the young, the vulnerable, the needy, and the ordinary.  Jay made everyone he knew feel like the most important person in the world.

Jay lit up a room with his infectious personality and laughter. He was never one to deny anyone a moment of his time, or safe harbor for the needy.  He always appeared to take great pleasure in helping others.

Jay Howard achieved public recognition for his service with teens through his “Living Rocks” Project, and was an inspiration to young and old alike.

Squegee in Sag Harbor, September 2016


Squegee in Sag Harbor’s Whaling Museum, September 2016









A memorial service for Jay will be held Saturday,  November 4, 11 a.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church, corner of City Island Avenue and Bay Street. (113 Bay, 10464). It will be followed by a reception in the church hall.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a contribution be made in Jay’s memory. The NY Brotherhood will do so when there is more information about the creation of a fund honoring Jay’s enormous contributions to the youth of City Island.
Sadly, Jungle Jane



Our friend and Brother Bob Hadley sailed to his next port.

Bob and Marge had several years of courageous battles with illness. Following are few thoughts prepared by Dan and Bonnie Sagan about Bob’s passing…..
We are saddened by the passing of brother Goofy, Bob Hadley and will miss him dearly. Before his health battles became a nearly full time effort, Captain Bob and his captive (Admiral) Marge,were active ambassadors of brotherhood in every sense of the word. They traveled to national and international Zafs on their own boat bottom, by air, auto and prairie schooner (R. V.) and made and kept friends from around the U.S. and around the world. Bob truly embraced International brotherhood. If all of his many friends could each give Bob one day, he would have lived to a hundred. He both gave and received a great deal of warmth.
Orza Bob.


Corpus Christi Feb Boucan

As their vessels were on the hard for the winter months, the Brothers of the Corpus Christi table took time to bolster the armaments of the table.

Swords were purloined for every Brother in the table. Emblazoned on the swords is “Brotherhood of The Coast” on one side and the Brother’s nom de guerre with his flag number on the other.

The Brothers were presented with their swords at the February Boucan at Brother Knot head’s home.

Feb Boucan

For his lengthy (eight years and counting) and meritorious service, Table Captain Lost Louie was presented with a print “En Garde” by Albert Seidl, which was signed by all Brothers of the table. Feb Boucan

The February Boucan at Brother Knot head’s home.

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Jack Goodrich passes away.

Jack Goodrich - Pilot
Jack Goodrich – Pilot


Jack Goodrich was inducted into the BOC in December 2000. He was a Viet Nam veteran and served in the Navy as an officer. He was a initially a carrier pilot, and later transferred as a skipper of a “swift boat” of the riverine force based near the MeKong Delta. After returning to the states and being discharged, he went into banking from which he retired.

In retirement he lived on northern Long Boat Key,FL and greatly enjoyed sail boating, until the last several years when he sold the sailboat and obtained a 21′ Center Console. He was married for almost three decades to Peggy Arnett Goodrich, who preceded him in death in 2010. Jack struggled with illness over the last several years of his life, but that did not keep him from enjoying his friends, family, and dog Sailor. He leaves a son John of San Diego, CA, and a daughter Johanna of Kensington, MD. Jack was 74 at the time of his passing.


Rumline-Larry T. Jones sails away.

Lawrence (Larry) T. Jones , 88, passed away March 24, 2014, the day after spending his last birthday with his son and grandson. He was born March 23, 1926 in New York,
to David and Virginia Jones. He served in the US Navy and US Coast Guard during WWII and Korean Conflict. He worked for Shell Oil for 43 years and was a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Jean M. Jones, 85, passed away April 23, 2014. She was born on December 21, 1928 in Mount Vernon, New York. Jean was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the theater and sailing. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockport, Texas.

Larry (Rumline) and his Captive Jean were very active and instrumental in starting Brotherhood of the Coast Tables in Florida and Texas. Larry proudly flew his #155 BOC flag in 5 different tables. He was a past Captain of Corpus Christi Table.

Larry and Jean were always together and passed less than a month apart. They will be missed by all that were lucky enough to have known them.