Lake Lanier dedicates Frank ‘Boat’ Williams landing

Published 1:35 pm Friday, November 19, 2010

The Lake Lanier boat landing, located in Third Basin, was dedicated on Sunday to Frank Boat Williams, a long-time Lake Lanier resident. A sign was erected identifying the landing as the Frank “Boat” Wiliams Landing. The Lake Lanier Civic Association (LLCA) recently purchased the boat landing from the Tom Gerfen family. The Gerfen family specified in the deed that the landing be named for Williams in honor of his long history on the lake. The LLCA agreed to name it after Williams and maintain a sign there in his honor. Pictured above (left to right) are Williams, who turns 104 years old next Wednesday, and LLCAs Jerry Atkins and Jeff Corrigan. Below, Williams is shown beside the new landing sign. Corrigan is seeking stories about Williams for a memoir. Anyone who has information on Williams is urged to send it to (photo by Leah Justice)

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