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Jim Potdevin
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When did you sail aboard Tabor Boy?
How many years did you sail aboard Tabor Boy?
Were you a member of the Schooner Crew?
Were you an Officer?
If yes, please provide position (s) and years(s)
1971 Summer crew - 2nd Mate
1971-1972 School year - 1st Lieutenant
1972 Summer crew - Executive Officer
Did you make any extended voyages? (i.e. Caribbean, Bermuda, etc.)
Bermuda, Maine, Other
If "Other", please advise.
Charleston, SC fall '70 & '71. Bahamas spring 1972
Did you participate in "Orientation at Sea" program for new students?
Tabor graduation year:
College attended and year graduated:
Bucknell University 1976
Do you currently work in the maritime field?
Current Occupation:
U.S. Coast Guard retired as a Commander 1977-2000. State of Alaska 2000-present: Marine Highway System
Last time you sailed on Tabor Boy?
Do you own currently own a boat?
1990 22' Boston Whaler Revenge
Favorite Tabor Boy moment
All of them. Bermuda 5 times. Maine twice. Sailing with Cap Glaeser, Jay Parker, Roger Woodman, Matt Spicer, Ted Spaulding, Steve Goddard, Dave Williams, Jerry Brown, and my brother Bob '71. Jumping off the topsail yard in Nassau, Bahamas with R. Channing Reis - twice!

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Anybody have any pictures of Diogenes under sail or interior shots that they can post?

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

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At 2:40am on August 31, 2008, John D. Patten said…
Hi Jim,
It's been fun looking at all your old pictures. I remember you taking many of them but I never thought that I'd ever see them again. This site is a fantastic idea!
At 6:25pm on April 4, 2008, Jim Potdevin said…
That was the same day Jock Wright came strutting down the dock like a sailor and tripped. I remember E.G. Marshall looking nautical and holding the wheel with one hand.
At 6:21pm on April 4, 2008, Joe Scott said…

Do you remember when E.G. Marshall used Tabor Boy for his television show? I believe it was the "Defenders"

If I remember correctly it was at NewPort. My faith in television was forever changed when they nailed the cue cards to the dock and he had trouble reading them.
At 5:17pm on April 4, 2008, Joe Scott said…
Hi Jim,

Sold the Ranger to a teacher that took it around the world.

Haven't been sailing since 83! Too busy working and raising a family. Did race the SORC while in college.
At 4:29pm on April 4, 2008, Joe Scott said…
Hello Jim, Your photos bring back good memories
At 4:09pm on April 4, 2008, Roger F Woodman Jr said…
Hi Jim, I just saw this on the TA webset. I enjoyed your photos very much. If I can figure out how I'll try to add a few. Best to Tam and the girls.
P.S. Glad to see comments by Chan and "Flash"
At 1:41pm on February 23, 2008, Dave Williams said…
Good memory. I forgot about Rocky. Sorry, had not visited the site for a while. Also changed email addresses since our more to MA.
At 2:54pm on January 31, 2008, Peter A. Mello said…

Welcome aboard and thanks for posting this amazing portfolio of images.

Your images have made a huge contribution to The Tabor Boy Project and the story of this amazing ship and the lives that have been changed by her programs.




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