Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Senior Voyage On The Heavy Moon Yacht

 Scores of senior citizens from throughout the parish enjoyed yearly trips on the Fred Blossman owned yacht, "The Heavy Moon." In conjunction with the St. Tammany Council on Aging, they would board the yacht and cruise up and down the Tchefuncte River, complete with entertainment and refreshments. One cruise would be for west St. Tammany Parish residents, and another cruise in the next day or two would be for eastern St. Tammany Parish residents.

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Here's a photograph of West Pierce singing and playing guitar for a group of senior citizens enjoying a cruise aboard the "Heavy Moon" during one of several trips on the Tchefuncte River. 

In 1972, Pathways Magazine ran an article describing the boat and its interior decorations. Click on the images below to see a larger version. 

The Heavy Moon