Bay grad inducted into boating hall of fame

Nathan Cullinen with Sea Scout leader Richard Gash, left, and Spirit of America coordinator George Christ, right.

Nathan Cullinen was formally inducted to the Spirit of America Foundation Youth Boating Hall of Fame on Friday, July 5, at the Bay Village Boat Club. Nate was involved in the Spirit of America youth boating program as a youth and continued to help and teach until he left to attend the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island, after graduating from Bay High in 2015. 

Nate was also involved in the Boy Scouts of America Sea Scouts Ship 41 in Bay Village. Nate earned the rank of Quartermaster, the highest rank in Sea Scouts, and was also an Eagle Scout in Troop 41. Participating in the induction was Ship 41's adult leader Richard Gash and Spirit of America's coordinator George Christ. Nate is the son of Tim and Heidi Cullinen of Bay Village.

George Christ

I am coordinator of the West Cuyahoga Spirit of America Safe Boating Program. The program provides free boating education to 6th- 8th grade students. It is sponsored by the Bay Village Schools and The Spirit of America Foundation. A grant from ODNR -Watercraft helps fund the program. This is the 17th year this program has been in operation.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:53 AM, 09.04.2019