Corner Stone Lodge conferred the Fellowcraft Degree on three candidates, and at our business meeting we awarded -year veteranís medals to Bro. Stan Merry and Bro. Ren Cushing. The East was turned over to our Senior Past Master, Wor. Bob Delano for the Veteran's Medals portion.
Clarks Island was visited, and written about by Henry David Thoreau in the 1800's. After visiting, we can certainly see why. It's old growth trees and ancient stone walls make a beautiful setting for a Fellowcraft Degree, which in many ways is about the beauty and symmetry of science and nature.
Enjoy the following photos and links...
Pulpit Rock: Click on above photo to enlarge (close up of inscription, below)
Some of our Masonic Fleet Captains: Bro. Bob Blackwell, our "Admiral"
(Note the Masonic Pennant that all our boats proudly flew)
Boat Captain: R.W. Paul Gleason
Skip's Sandy Beach
Cove of our Masonic Beach Landing
Brothers coming ashore
Bro. Robert Huke, talking to the guys
Bro. Skip's house, built in the 1600's
Some of Skip's ancestors Among Skip's collection of many family
heirlooms, is a hand painted Masonic apron from the 1700's!
Signing in table
Our Masonic Procession, being lead by our Marshall, Wor. Sandy Melvin
Ancient Stone Walls along our procession
As we journey forward, the scenery became more beautiful
Wor. Jim Bennette opens lodge
(Much of our Lodge furniture were antiques borrowed from Bro. Skip, including the gas lantern to represent our three burning tapers. The alter was made up of wood which came from Mayflower II which was a replica of the original Mayflower.
Bro. Neal Merry (in khaki), came out to witness his father receive his 50-year medal.
The Merry family are local cranberry growers.
S.W. Wor. Lance Powers and J.D. Scott Davis
Lodge In The Orchard
Pillars with globes
Nature Provided Seating
Our Host, Bro. Skip Watson Taylor
The Masonic Letter G
J.W. Wor. Walter Osborne, seated
Fifty-year veteranís medals to Bro. Stan Merry and Bro. Ren Cushing
presented by our Senior Past Master, Wor. Bob Delano
Bro. Jack Sutton conferring the Middle Chamber Lecture
One is from Plymouth Lodge, the other two from Corner Stone Lodge
Bird's Eye View (if the bird was perched in the tree!)
Deacons, Brothers Scott Davis and Jack Sutton
Wor. Jim Bennette atop Pulpit Rock
Tyler Bro. Jim West making sure the rock is tiled
Some of the guys atop the rock for a Photo Op
(Skip's golf cart is very useful getting around the island)
The REAL Plymouth Rock and Corner Stone of America!
~~ Many thanks for all who shared their photos ~~
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