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For your interest with the re-building of the "Tamarack" .
The Great Lakes Division Sea Cadet program provides real life experience in maritime and underwater exploration and training.

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Noble Odyssy Foundation
9000 Gale Rd.
White Lake, Mi. 48386

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tamarack Work Update - Jan 15 2011

It was a great day with many accomplishments and surprises. Our first surprise was Brian and Lauren Greaves. Their father commissioned the "Tamarack" in 1968. They spent the winter of 1969 building the interior in their front yard.

We started off the day with a short meeting outlining our work agenda for the day.  The Greaves are showed above to the right.

Mr. Ratinaud instructing Cadets Ratinaud and Colegrove on the engine.

Chief Petty Officer Mantay, Cadet Shield and Nathan Dembeck discuss the floor layout in the cabin


Cadets Ratinaud and Colegrove examine the fuel pump.

Cadet Shield and Zak Jatkwoski cut wood for the floor boards

Instructor Allen discusses the layout of the floor boards.

Maiden voyage 1969 -Courtesy of the Greaves

Later during the afternoon we were surprised again when George Perrin and Friend Gary Norton stopped by to share their stories of rebuilding the "Tamarack" in 1993. With Georges help we where able to get the engine started.
Before and after pictures when George Perrin restored the "Tamarack

1 comment:

  1. I'm another 'Greaves kid' - Diana - my Dad, Wilfred, made all the sails for the boat. used the book, "Make Your Own Sails" by R.M.BOWKER & S.A.BUDD - book still available on Amazon.. - 1st edition, 1957 - Dad's copy a reprint from 1966