Club officers were chosen as usual at the December meeting in 1948 and they were Commodore Fred Schelter, Vice Commodore Gene West and Rear Commodore Ken Wright. At that meeting P.C. Joe Vance gave a thorough report on the necessity for a substantial rehabilitation on the breakwater, harbor and Clubhouse supports.
In February P.C., K.W.,"Joe" Vance suddenly passed away, a circumstance that was felt deeply by his wide circle of Crescent friends and a host of others who knew him and held him in high regard.
It was also the year that two of our Past Commodores were honored. Cal Sutton was chosen as Rear Commodore of the Detroit River Yachting Association and Steve Puddiford was elected to the same post in the Inter Lakes Yachting Association.
At the March general meeting William Dunn presented the Morrill Dunn Trophy commemorating his famous father. During the April meeting Dick Hill proposed a trophy commemorating P.C. "Joe Vance." The motion was passed and Hill was to design and fabricate it.
Spring Work Day, on June 25, saw a turnout of 65 Members and Crescent Day was held June 27.
Our Junior Crew topped the Wakefield Bowl with four firsts, a third and a fourth during August and represented the I.L.Y.A. at Marthaís Vineyard.
Bosín William Andrews was hired in August, only 6 months after leaving England, and he was to serve the Club long and well.
The annual Crescent Regatta was held on August 20th, and fall Work Day was October 22. Social events during the year included several square dances, a Halloween party, a New Years party and a the traditional Commodoreís Ball in the spring.