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James C. HighBoatyard ownerJames C. High, who...


James C. High

Boatyard owner

James C. High, who once owned the Boating Center of Baltimore, died Saturday of an apparent heart attack at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Essex resident was 67.

He retired in 1987 after owning the boatyard on Sue Creek in Middle River for 25 years.

Before opening the marina, he sold insurance and was a partner for five years at Gilbert & High Insurance Co. in Baltimore.

Mr. High previously worked for 10 years at Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. as a technician -- climbing telephone poles and stringing wire. While there, he was awarded the Theodore Vale medal for running into a burning building and salvaging phone records.

Mr. High was an avid country line dancer and golfer. Five times a week at five locations, Mr. High danced. He was dancing to country music when he suffered the heart attack.

Mr. High played golf from New York to the Bahamas.

He was a member of the Sue Haven Yacht Club, the Chorus of the Chesapeake Barber Shop and was a Mason. He also enjoyed playing pool.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Cvach-Rosedale, 1211 Chesaco Ave. in Rosedale.

Mr. High's wife of 40 years, the former Doris McNamara, died in 1991.

He is survived by four daughters, Janet High of Perry Hall, Susan Kane of Essex, Nancy Correlli of Perry Hall and Brenda Wilmoth of Bowleys Quarters; a son, James C. High III of Edgewood; and 14 grandchildren.

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