the GLACIER left the ice for the last time under the leadership of Captain
Porter, Commander Mathew Winton,Commodore McDonald, and two young LTJG’s Denis Clift and Ben Koether. The
Expedition had just planted the American Flag on Thurston Island and steamed
North past Cape Horn on the way to Boston.
Fitting that today we launch another Glacier Society Operation to
recognize the Volvo Around the World Racers who have just rounded Cape Horn and
are headed to Newport, RI.
deploying the EXPLORER to Newport, RI to serve as the host reception vessel for
each entrant as they approach the finish line the first week in May, and serve as the press boat for the day race.
members of the GLACIER TEAM will be aboard the EXPLORER in Newport for the
month of May to honor these sailors and remind Newport residents that the
Glacier was berthed there in 1959.
The EXPLORER set sail on Saturday, April 10th from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and is currently holding in Cape Fear due to Gale Winds.
I will keep you posted regarding our journey to Newport. Follow this link to learn more about the Volvo Ocean Race. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html
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