a celebration


Charles and Stuart, 1989.


Gregor Allison, Charles Weaver, Laverne MacRae (then Drinnan), Stuart Germani, June 1986.

photo-2 photo-3 Yesterday at the marina we had a little party. The occasion was that it was forty years since Charles Weaver began operating this business in Baddeck. He started it as “Baddeck Marine and Sports” and over the years it became “Baddeck Marine“.

It was really special for me and for all of us to celebrate such an achievement: staying in business for forty years, in such a fluctuating economy and industry, and remaining small yet strong. Baddeck Marine has helped out countless boaters over the years, hired dozens of local people, and been a mainstay along the waterfront for tourists and locals alike. I’m so proud to have been a part of its history just these past four years, and to have gotten to know such wonderful, down-to-earth people.

As everyone at the party yesterday said, “Here’s to another forty years!”

(In case you’re wondering how I, a non-boater, came to work at a marina, you can read that story here. And you can read about “a day in the life” of my job at the marina too.)


Sorry to catch you mid-bite, Tyler! From left: Gregor, Tyler Germani (Stuart’s son), Charles Weaver, September 2, 2013.


Customer Dr. Henry Muggah, customer Allan Henderson, Charles Weaver and Mardy Weaver.


Stuart Germani looks on as Charles prepares to cut the cake. Richard Herring taking a picture from the other side.


Cake by local Baddeck bakery Helen’s Bakery.

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1 Response to a celebration

  1. nona macdonald-dyke says:

    Congratulations Baddeck Marine! We probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to be acquainted with these caring folks, if not for a boat. I did get up and close to Charles one October, when he dragged my cold and sorry arse out of the water. Thank you again, Charles.

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