Whistles were distributed to all those participating in this weekend’s fishing tournament at Emerald Isle, NC in memory of Captain Keith.
We encourge everyone to WEAR their whistles. If you go overboard, the phone in your pocket may not work, or it may fall out. The whistle on your wrist or clipped to your clothing or life vest could save your life.
Make it home to your family. Keith did not.
After almost 30 months on land, Saga got her feet wet on June 30. (I incorrectly stated 17 months earlier.)
Kevin is taking her to Norfolk and hope to restore her in his spare time.
Jib is up; motor is off.
This is behind us.
Jib sail. Can’t get a full photo from on the boat.
Today Kenny, Amy, Kim, David and I handed out about 450 survival whistles at the Beaufort public docks and the Emerald Isle public boat ramp.
Today is the first day of National Safe Boating Week. We give these whistles out free of charge in memory of our baby brother, Keith, who lost his life last January in a boating “accident”:
Whistles are purchased by our family and with donations made by friends, relatives, and those we meet telling Keith’s story. Many people asked today how they can make a contribution to future events. Checks may be made payable to Kelly Wyatt and mailed to P.O. Box 4481, Emerald Isle NC, 28594.
Here are some pictures from today:
We posted Keith’s story near Saga.
We will be distributing safety whistles to boaters Saturday, May 16 at the following locations:
- Beaufort, NC public marina, 10:00am-2:00pm
- Emerald Isle, NC public boat launch, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday launches the 2015 National Sate Boating Week.
Remember…. practice safe boating: Always wear a whistle.
Another reason we give away whistles in memory of our “baby” brother:
“We were very happy to locate these people, considering they had no visible lights, reflective material, nor signaling devices,” said Lt. Jared Carbajal, aircraft commander for the rescue. “
By May 1 I hope to announce the locations of our next whistle project.
We are making plans for the 2015 Whistle Project.
Pending approval by the governing entities, we plan to distribute whistles to boaters at the waterfront of Beaufort, NC Saturday, May 16, from 10AM-2PM, and then at the public boat ramp at Emerald Isle from 4PM-7PM on the same day.
Come see us!
Please, everyone, wear your whistles.
Our family will be discussing the 2015 Whistle Project in the next month or so and we’ll let you know where you can stop by and get one.
Monday, January 12 will be one year. 365 days. And each one we’ve missed you.
Here are some random photos that we used at your memorial service. No captions, and the order may be off… But it shows a little of who you were.