Labor Day Weekend 2023 Part II

Labor Day Weekend on Useppa Part II – Pictures and Thoughts by UseppaGin – Families, friends, hardworking employees, boats, cocktails, and devilishly good poolside music sum up Labor Day Weekend on Useppa. It’s been a long time since so many members gathered on the island. Hurricane recovery is never easy. We aren’t back to normal yet, but one day at a time, one weekend after another, Useppa is starting again to feel like the place we all love.

Labor Day 2023 Part I

Labor Day on Useppa Part I – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – Boats docked at the Marina again, families, and friends together, fun in the pool…. slowly but surely life is returning to normal on Useppa. Hurricane Ian and Idalia recovery is still underway, but Labor Day Weekend was a time to celebrate.

Labor Day Kids Fishing Tournament 2023

Labor Day Kids Izaak Walton Fishing Tournament – Pictures and Thoughts by UseppaGin – Over thirty fish were caught ranging in size from a tiny little five-inch Sailor’s Choice to a twenty-inch Grouper. Catfish, Snappers, a Lizard Fish, and a Sheepshead were all reeled in. There were no prizes, no medals, just fun and ice cream. Thank you to all the parents, Captain Ken, and Jasmin for helping when help was needed, but letting the anglers do most of the work by themselves. Watching a five-year-old catch and release that big grouper was Izaak Walton fishing tradition at its best. I asked the girl who caught the most fish whether she missed the prizes. Her answer …. “No. It was fun just fishing.”