Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fair Thee Well, Zack!!

Zack Teal aboard the Ardelle on Launch Day. Zack leaves Thursday on the schooner Harvey Gamage.

What a ride!
Zack worked on the Ardelle throughout his sophomore year of high school.

That is 16 inches of ice ...covered with sawdust.

Zack has also become an excellent woodworker since his training on the Ardelle

That looks like a good plank!

Zack borrowed Harold's topcoat and tails on prom night last spring.

Great work!

On the loft floor, with measurements for the propellor.

Great job, Zack.

Lots of trunnels were driven in by Zack!

An early shot during the building of the Ardelle, with Harold, Zack's cousin Jeff Lane and Zack (standing).

Zack Teal, who spent his sophomore year of high school building the schooner Ardelle as a key part of the crew and then sailed with us in the charter business last fall, is leaving on Thursday to sail to the Caribbean on the schooner Harvey Gamage and he will be at sea from now until he sails back to Maine (crossing from somewhere in the Caribbean) in June.

He will be out of touch and offshore for quite some time and during the five months that he will be taking part in the high school program (with about 22 other teenagers from around the country) he will not have access to cell phones, Facebook, Twitter or a computer of any kind. So, much of the correspondence  will be by old fashioned mail. We know Zack is not a huge cell phone user anyway but it will be an interesting experience on many levels for Zack and others and so I hope Zack doesn't mind but he has given us his address during the next five months he will be away so I am sure he would like to hear from friends from time to time. Letters are always great when you are far away...we know he is going to be a changed man when he returns. We are honored to know him and we appreciate everything he has done for us on the schooner Ardelle. Zack, you are definitely one to watch!! Fair thee well!

You can write to Zack care of:
C/O SSV Harvey Gamage
P.O. box 205
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538


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