Albert Seidl

Albett Seidl; a Brother, an Artist, a Sailor, a great Husband and Father.

Albert Seidel, slipped his cable on May 3, and is now sailing the sea of eternity.

The Savannah Table is greatly saddened by Albert’s passing, but we all are grateful for our time with him, and his dedication to the Brotherhood.  Albert has stood out as the essence of what the Fraternity is all about.  His ship, his home, and his heart were always open and welcoming to his Brotherhood family. His stories, and stories about him, will be told into the future.  Today we see him at the helm of his beloved his Barkentine, a twinkle in his eye, and his broad smile in place, heading to the four points of the compass with a fair wind constantly at his back.
Sail on Brother Dokwaes, sail on high. Our deepest sympathy to Alise, and his family.
Adapted from J. H. Byrne, . Hamrick, J. D’Alusio, Sherry and Preston Carraway.

Albert Seidl

Alise does not plan a memorial or celebration for Albert at this time.  Family has recently visited and is home in their various countries.  However, Alise wants all of Albert’s friends to know that at a future date there will be a proper Pirate Celebration of Albert’s life and exploits. 

Michael Pranschke – Broomlip

Michael Pranschke has slipped his mooring and begun his final passage upon the eternal sea on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Mike left us unexpectedly this week after years of learning to live with serious medical conditions.  In addition to his other challenges, but unknown to Mike, he also had an advanced heart  problem.  Through it all, Mike maintained his sense of humor and positive outlook.  He worked on his many projects, and to Karen’s frustration, frequently acquired new ones.  He supported his local sailing club, went schooner racing every summer in Nova Scotia until he couldn’t, and set about restoring a vintage VW Beetle for Karen.  The Savannah Table depended on Brother “Broomlip” to manage our funds as Purser, and for a time he also took on the job of Scribe.  In recent years he applied his considerable expertise to boiling lobsters, making our fall Lobster Dinner the success it was.  Mike and Karen constantly opened their home to the Table.  The Savannah Table is blessed with a lot of heart, one of the biggest lived at 32 Brightwater Drive in Thunderbolt, Georgia.  He will be greatly missed.

Credit: Michael Pranschke – Fabebook page


John Byrne
Captain, Savannah

Savannah: September 22, 2016

Savannah Zaf and Captains Meeting. Sorry for the delay: I included lots of pictures and gallery features which need to be tested. There are even animated GIF images and (very bad) videos. Feel free to add feedback at the bottom of this post!

American Legion – Registration
( For the Geeks: Gallery in the Tiled Mosaic format )

Captain Meeting at the Savannah YC
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Islands evening
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Tybee beach: Bring your own Kite
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Battle Dress Evening
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Breakfast at the Community Center



Tybee BYOK

Reminder from John Byrne: in the announcement for the Savannah Zaf, the Kite Flying event will happen on Saturday afternoon. We will not be able to supply kites for those who are interested, hence a “BYOK” event. It should be fun. You probably won’t want to spend time at Walmart or similar.  Check Amazon, LL Bean a shop in NYC that specializes…don’t forget the string and something to wind it around.
NLDR: Trying to make your own ?

As per Joe Citarella, there is one grocery store on Tybee that is somewhat of a ripoff (very small and expensive) – for those of you planning to eat in sometimes (eg, for breakfast, maybe grilling for dinner?), there are major chain stores about 15 minutes from Tybee – Publix is close and there is a farm stand worth looking at. Also AJ’s Dockside is all location and just OK on food (ate there) – there are better choices.
The day of the Captain’s Meeting would be a good one to explore Savannah – the River Walk is worth seeing – parking is tight so you will have to pay, although as we are there off-season it might not be too bad.

Tybee Island, Georgia Sept.22

Savannah Capt Meeting and Zaf: Sept 22

Tybee Island Lite shrine Club
Tybee Island Lite shrine Club

Attached is the formal Announcement and Invitation to the 2016 Savannah Zafarrancho and Captains Meeting.  Included is a brief description of the planned events and the places where they will be held.  The last page shows the “fee to attend” and where to send it, and there is a “form” that will help with tracking people down should that be necessary.
The Savannah Table very much looks forward to entertaining you and the members of your Tables who are able to attend.   Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you or your Table members.

Savannah-Capt-Meeting2016 – as Word Document



Pirogue (aka John Byrne)