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Bruce Roubaud
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Bruce Roubaud and John Crocker are now friends
Jul 12, 2009
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Tabor Boy yawl ,BFR,1951

"In 1953, having learned that students could crew on weekends; I sailed aboard the yawl Tabor Boy (originally EDLU II) for my first sailing experience under Captain John Carlson. Wow! What a thrill to feel her heel and move out of Marion harbor so…"
Jun 28, 2009
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Johnny Crockett,Marion (2)

"By the way, this is the crow's nest of the Mayflower replica."
Jun 28, 2009
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Johnny Crockett,Marion (2)

"This is John Crocker of Marion, 1957 XO"
Jun 28, 2009

Profile Information

When did you sail aboard Tabor Boy?
1955-1956 summers of 1957/1958
How many years did you sail aboard Tabor Boy?
4
Were you a member of the Schooner Crew?
Yes
Were you an Officer?
No
If yes, please provide position (s) and years(s)
Andy Marvin was First mate in '56
Did you make any extended voyages? (i.e. Caribbean, Bermuda, etc.)
Maine
If "Other", please advise.
We cruised up and down the coast from RI to ME.
Did you participate in "Orientation at Sea" program for new students?
No
Tabor graduation year:
1956
College attended and year graduated:
Akron University, OH
Do you currently work in the maritime field?
No
Current Occupation:
Retired
Last time you sailed on Tabor Boy?
1958
Do you own currently own a boat?
Owned a Beneteau 26 for many years on Lake Erie
Favorite Tabor Boy moment
Too many to single out

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At 9:08pm on January 27, 2009, John Crocker said…
I think I might have sent a partial comment. Here goes another try....
The visit was fantastic. I climbed every part of her rigging, examining everything. In retrospect, it seems only yesterday....
The food and drink were first class.

One night, we returned to the schooner and found her with her bow away from the wharf, being held by one stern line and a spring line. We presumed some dimwitted individual must have slipped the bow lines. Lucky for us we arrived when we did. The current was extreme. Another memorable time!
 
 
 

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