Dear Fishers Islanders, March 2014
We want to thank everyone for the generous outpouring to the Sea Stretcher in honor of Stowe Phelps.
The Sea Stretcher saved Stowe’s life when he had a heart attack in the summer of 1986. The Doctor was caring and rapid in his diagnosis and decision-making. The EMTs were attentive and made him comfortable. The Crew was aboard and ready to go in jig time, and they had the throttles on the firewall before the boat left the basin. The Bay Constables even looked the other way about speeding. Stowe tells the story better than any in his book of memoirs, and he was so grateful that he told it often over the 27 additional years of life that your work gave to him.
There have been cards and letters with donations from over 30 people totaling hundreds of dollars. Thank you for caring about Stowe as much as he cared about all of you.