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Rene Longtin… Still goin’ strong at 80

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Bud Andress
Comment by: Bud Andress ( )
Left at: 2:08 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Hi Bob,

Did Governor General Schreyer not christen a huge trimaran named "Lammer Law"? If I remember correctly he had trouble breaking the bottle of champagne so he decided to break the bottle neck, cut a finger badly, and was airlifted away in a helicopter. Could it be the boat was renamed later in the Carribbean?

John McDonald
Comment by: John McDonald ( )
Left at: 3:01 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012

Schreyer did christen the Lammer Law, but he was patched up locally by Dr. Tom Miller and had dinner that night at Hal McCarney's house. (His wife had to help him a bit with the meal.)

The Cuan Law was a later trimaran. The hull was done by Hike Metal in Leamington, because Rennie was busy on another project, then brought here for Rennie to finish. It was christened by Dr. Joe MacGinnis, a world famous diver. The Cuan Law was 10 feet longer and 2 feet wider than the Lammer Law.


Pete Glazier
Comment by: Pete Glazier ( )
Left at: 10:28 AM Friday, September 21, 2012
Were all the Islanders constructed in Gan??I was told by an individual that one or two of the hulls were built in the US and finished in Gan.The III and IV were designed by the famous naval architect Jack Hargrave.His designs were also used by Hatteras and Burger.
Brian Johnson
Comment by: Brian Johnson ( )
Left at: 8:22 PM Monday, October 22, 2012
Hi All,
All of the Thousand Islanders were built in Gan. The first, was built in sections over at Marlin Yachts and brought over to Algan's new building which was built at the same time. Ida M II was over at Marlin Yachts. AND John, YOU ARE RIGHT: the Lammer Law was built and christened in Gan. It was the Cuan Law built in Leamington, finished in Gan. I got my names crossed in my transcript!!! MY FAULT! SO SORRY!
Architect John O'Neil designed the Islanders. He was part of Hargreave Ltd in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Thanks all, for commenting,
brian j.
Paul Harding
Comment by: Paul Harding
Left at: 7:59 AM Saturday, August 6, 2016
I remember it was the Lammer Law that was christened in Gananoque by the GG; the Gananoque Secondary School Concert Band was called into service for that occasion.