Friends and family of Paul Notte gathered together at Ladysmith Community Marina for the dedication of a new flagpole. Mounted at the end of Dock B the flag will wave a greeting, much like Notte did in his years at the Ladysmith Community Marina. Notte was a popular wharfinger and volunteer who was known for his outgoing, friendly nature and his collection of loud Hawaiian shirts.
Notte passed away in 2016 from cancer. “This was a place that Paul loved,” said Dave Ehrismann, former LMS executive director. Many people have found wonderful relationships here, it’s a place to be who you are and to fulfill your relationship with the water.”
Shirley Tripp added “The flagpole is perfect because Paul would greet the boats as they came in, now the flag will be greeting them.”