Last evening on the BELLE OF LOUISVILLE's moonlight excursion. Kevin Mullen was roof captain, Pete O'Connell, pilot, and Steve Mattingly held forth below as chief engineer.

The ol' gal is, let me tell you, in shipshape and Bristol fashion. This summer's work on the hurricane roof is nearly complete. New Dexatex is down and not a chip in it is in sight. Six newly fabricated stairs are ready to be installed from the hurricane roof up to the texas. Drew Cederholm's new hurricane deck stair covers are a real nice addition. There are several nice nautical touches that have been worked into their design to please the eye. New wood runs down along where the skylights were, and will be painted soon.

When the BELLE's Birthday Bash takes place next month, those who haven't seen the boat in awhile will be real pleased. There are still tickets available for some trips during that week too.