Saturday, January 9, 2010
History of the "Tamarack"
The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corp Great Lakes Division began the restoration project of the "Tamarack" in December 2008. The "Tamarack"is a 40' Schooner designed by Thomas Colvin in 1968. This one of kind steel hulled schooner was built by Cliff Richardson Boats LTD. in Medford, Ontario for Wilfred & Margaret Greaves. Mr. Greaves passed away in January 1971 after spending several years completing their dream boat for themselves and children. The boat was put on dry dock shorty after his death were it sat for 20 years.
(Above December 23, 2008 - "Tamarack pulled from the ice)
George Perrin of St. Clair Shores, MI. drove by the Greaves Residence in Pontiac, MI and saw the "Tamarack" on blocks with the wear and tear of mother nature taking her toll on the ship for the past 20 years. Mr Perrin purchased the "Tamarack" in June of 1993 were he spent the next four months restoring her. In 2001, Mr. Perrin donated the boat to the Sea Cadets were it was moored next to the "Pride of Michigan" until it was pulled from the icy waters in December 23rd 2008. She was trucked to my shop in Warren were the restoration project began.