Riverkeeper Patrol Boat, "Miss Edie"
An 18-foot Boston Whaler, our patrol boat is perfect for the shallow waters of the West and Rhode Rivers. She was donated to us in 2008 by Edie Wilke, a great supporter and former member of our Board of Directors. “Miss Edie” got a new paint job and a hard T-top installed courtesy of a grant from the Norcross Wildlife Foundation.
Captained by Michael DeRogatis, our Pumpout Boat can be seen on the Rivers on weekends in May through October. A 22-foot C-Hawk, the Honeydipper was purchased with a grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, who continues to fund the operating costs of the pumpout program.
This 1917 Consolidated Commuter yacht was very generously donated to us by Alex and Donna Schlegel of Hartge Yacht Yard in 2009. Blue Mist was perfectly restored by the Schlegels and given to West/Rhode Riverkeeper in perfect condition. An extraordinary donation, Blue Mist is used for education, outreach and special events. She is kept at Hartge Yacht Harbor, who donates a covered slip.
Blue Mist was sold, to benefit West/Rhode Riverkeeper at our Two Rivers Harvest Benefit Auction in the Fall of 2012.