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October 10, 2002 at 3:56 am #159SkuaMember
From: Ben Koether
Subject: HIGH PRIORITY: Glacier Society Restoration Log
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 13:06:37 -0400
Restoration Log 18
9 October 2002
Thank you all!! This is the moment we have dreamed of for nearly
three years since the day Glacier’s retired crewmembers began the
drive to restore Glacier. A Well Done to all hands: Army, Navy, Coast Guard,
Merchant Marine, Marines, Scientists, Seabees, Air National Guard,
VX6, US Coast & Geographic Survey, NOAA, members of Congress and
the local political staff in
and California . What a magnificent Connecticut
team assembled via the Internet and personal phone calls. You are a great team!
1. MARAD has approved the final set of transfer documents.
Glacier Society is cleared to remove the ship from
. We are planning Benicia
to execute the move to Mare Island Pier #10 during the week of
November 11 to 15. There is not a 100% guarantee of this date
but everyone is working hard to make it a reality. Now is the time
to book your travel reservations, many us from the East Coast will
be scheduling to remain on station for a month or more.
2. There are significant tasks remaining to be accomplished both
on board the ship and ashore. You have just three weeks left to become a
Restoration Plank Owner so you must step up and volunteer now to take
action to become a member of this group. Call Jack Erhard
or Glacier Society Headquarters at
1-866-ICE-PLAY to enlist and volunteer your skills.
3. We need crewmembers for the trip from MARAD to
. Mare Island
Please let us know if you are available and what tasks you are qualified
for. We also need crewmembers to be stationed on the pier to handle
the lines when we come along side. We will be berthing along side
a navy barge which is moored to the pier. We will need photographers,
personnel on the bridge, windlass operators, signalmen for flags,
personnel to serve hot coffee and snacks, and guides for VIP’s and
the press. Don’t forget one of the most important tasks on a ship…
THE SWEEPERS!!….we have lots of sweeping and vacuuming both on deck and below.
We need a roster, so contact us by phone or e-mail ASAP.
4. We will not be able to park mobile homes or RV’s on Mare
Island for the foreseeable future. We will seek alternative locations
for those of you who wish to drive such vehicles to
5. We are seeking volunteers who are qualified and positioned to
dedicate lengthy periods of time to assisting with the restoration
evaluation and the engineering design work. Currently licensed
mariners are particularly valuable to us in this process. Please submit
your history and availability to the office.
See you on board,
Bernard G. Koether, II
Glacier Society, Inc.
905 Honeyspot Road Stratford, CT 06615
866-ICE-PLAY Toll Free
Glacier Society, a 501c3 organization, respects your privacy. If you
wish to be removed from these mailings simply reply to
with REMOVE as subject and we will remove your name from our data
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