LOG - JUNE 2000
We have had a very busy and productive two months. Enclosed at the
end of this message is a Press Release from Congressman Shays describing
the passage of the House Defense Authorization Act that includes
our Bill. The Senate will follow shortly and send the package to
the President for his signature.
We have located the "GREENLAND" or "ARCTIC" cruiser that served
as the GLACIER survey vessel while operating in uncharted waters.
This is a double-ended 40-Foot boat powered with a GM diesel. She
is being prepared for transport to Norwalk, CT where she will be
hosted by Cove Marine. Our volunteers will work at the Cove Facility
until we make the boat ready for sea. We are seeking qualified volunteers
to assist in this restoration. This work qualifies for sea time
We were assisted by Boy Scout Troop 100 in preparing a Memorial
Day Parade float in Westport, CT. Congratulations to the Scouts!
Remember Admiral Byrd always selected several Eagle Scouts to join
his expedition. We are re-establishing this program with Scouts
earning sea time aboard the next GLACIER cruise.
Hats off to Peterson Power! They have provided GLACIER with a 25KW
Generator set which is aboard ship and operating to provide our
teams with light and ventilation.
We have a new staff member. Ron Gaines is a retired Master Chief
USN. Ron called us when he heard about our project. He has moved
his family from New Hampshire to be close to our office! Now that
Do not forget: Those who are members and those who work to help
restore the ship are the first chosen to ride the ship. If you are
not a member yet. you may sign up online. This site is revised weekly
so keep an eye on the progress and meet the members who are active.
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