Nature’s Magic

Nature’s Magic – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – There is a timelessness about Useppa. In the ten thousand years people have lived here, different languages were spoken, different faces of man walked its length, fished from its shore, celebrated lives, mourned deaths. These are pictures of a place, some timeless, some recognizable, but all reasons we, its most recent inhabitants and visitors, love the island.

Fourth of July 2020 Part II

Izaak Walton Kids Fishing and Useppa 4th of July II – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – On Saturday morning a few brave young anglers fished in the 4th of July Useppa Kids Izaak Walton Tournament. Captain Ken administered the Oath and three teenage fishermen volunteered to help bait hooks and measure the catch. There was music at the pool on Saturday and Sunday. The Collier served meals inside and out making sure everyone stayed safe. Members and guests came and went over the weekend enjoying Island fresh air and hospitality. It was a time to celebrate but also a time to give thanks, to be grateful for our good fortune.

Fourth of July 2020 Part I

Useppa 4th of July Part I – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – It was a different celebration this year. Families came to the Island grateful for the chance to enjoy a weekend together. One large group COVID tested before gathering to make sure they were all okay. A boating member and COVID survivor saw her time on Useppa in a new way … a gift. Restaurant employees wore masks and cautious Islanders did too. The pictures show good times. Lunch on the Collier Patio, pool time fun. Hopefully everyone will stay well.

Thank You to Useppa Employees

Thank You to Useppa’s Employee Family – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – The Island closed early on Monday, June 29th for an exclusive party. It was a time to celebrate and thank all the men and women who work on Useppa. Especially during the Pandemic, the fact that so many of these employees come to and from the Island by boat every day, the fact that others live fulltime sheltering on Useppa…. their dedication and hard work deserved a salute. Much of what they do is behind the scenes. The Housekeeping Department works quietly, efficiently, and methodically thoroughly cleaning homes, the Collier Inn, the Office, Tarpon Bar, Rest Rooms, the Pool Patio, and all the public areas of Useppa. Joseffa’s Boutique is the Useppa Mall with a little bit of all we need for fun or necessity. Thank you Roxie and Robin. Landscaping takes care of nature – clipping, cutting, planting. The Service Department keeps the Water Department functioning. It fixes electrical, mechanical, and structural problems everywhere. It builds or takes down whatever needs to be done. The Collier Inn Staff cooks our meals, serves our dinners, pours our cocktails. The Office behind the Front Desk and every other desk does the behind the scenes business of running Useppa. The Marina Captains direct our dockings, organize our visits, care for our boats, and run all of us back and forth to the mainland. Each person has a unique talent and shares it with our Island. Each person who works on the island is an integral and important part of the Useppa Family.