The 15th Annual Lake Monroe Messabout
September 22, 23, 24, 2006
Get in one last fling before winter. The Lake Monroe Messabout
brings together enthusiasts who love to build, use, and discuss small
boats (sail, paddle, oar). Bring a boat, if you can. Otherwise,
bring boat plans, pictures, tales, and your interest in small boats.
Note: Armchair sailors are welcome. Those without boats are
encouraged to attend. There are enough boats so that everyone can
get on the water.
The Messabout will be held on the shores of Indiana's beautiful Lake
Monroe (10,000+ acres) at the Paynetown State Recreation Area, which
has boat ramps, a beach, and a campground. The campground has sites
for tents and RVs. No sites will be reserved; we will congregate in
the tent area (sites 1-10, 28-32) near the store that you come to
before you get to the campground control station. There is a home
I.U. football game that weekend, so try to avoid SR 46 Bypass after
early Saturday morning. Here are some motel suggestions: Best
Western, 4501 E. 3rd St., 812-332-2141; Century Suites Hotel, 300 St.
Rd. 446, 812-336-7777; Travel Lodge, 2615 E. 3rd St., 812-339-6191
(or consider staying in Indianapolis or Columbus).
There is no schedule for the weekend. Typically, people arrive on
Friday afternoon and evening or Saturday morning. We will have a
pitch-in supper Saturday night. If your last name begins with A-L,
please contribute a salad, pasta, or hot dish; if M-Z, please
contribute a vegetable, fruit, or dessert. Bring your own service,
drink, and meat.
Bloomington is 50 miles south of Indianapolis on SR 37. If coming
from Indy, take the SR 46 Bypass around the northeast side of
Bloomington, then east on SR 46 (E. Third St.) to SR 446 south. Go
south on 446 to Paynetown State Recreational Area.
Bob Bringle, 141 E. 44th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205 (W) 317-274-6753
(H) 317-283-8321 Email: rbringle@...