Bird with his boat

In Memory of William "Bird" J. Vacek

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to William "Bird" J. Vacek, from Highland Falls, NY, who left our company but never our hearts on June 23, 2019 at his home. He was 64 years young. Bird was a Retired Ferry Boat Captain for the United States Military Academy at West Point and, for many years, the quartermaster of our West Point Yacht Club. A good man, whose knowledge was great and energy boundless, always ready to lend a hand or a kind word, we will all be the better for his fellowship and the poorer for his passing.

"This be the verse you 'grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."
— Robert Louis Stevenson