BoatUS Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz passed away last week after a short illness. He was 85. "No one did more for America’s recreational boaters than Schwartz," said BoatUS president Podlich in remembrance.
"Few people have careers that combine professional and personal passions. Bob Lane, 80, of Anacortes, was one of the lucky ones, whose passions for writing and boating intersected," wrote Christine Willmsen of the Seattle Times.