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John W. Briggs
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  • Magdalena, NM
  • United States
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William Rose left a comment for John W. Briggs
"Great photo of you John!  You look like a New England sea captain from 1880! Best wishes for good seeing in Magdalena. Bill R."
Aug 25
William Rose and John W. Briggs are now friends
Aug 25
John W. Briggs updated their profile
Aug 23
John W. Briggs replied to James E. Geil's discussion Photos for Book
"Hi James! Is it too late to help with photos?  I was with you on Tabor Boy in 1977, including the stormy cruise to Bermuda that summer.  I consider myself profoundly lucky to have experienced Tabor Boy.  (It's essentially…"
Aug 23
John W. Briggs posted a status
"I folks! I just found a stash of photos from 1977 and am eager to share them! --John W. Briggs, TA '77 Magdalena, New Mexico 970-343-0618"
Aug 23

Profile Information

When did you sail aboard Tabor Boy?
1976, 1977
How many years did you sail aboard Tabor Boy?
1
Were you a member of the Schooner Crew?
Yes
Were you an Officer?
No
Did you make any extended voyages? (i.e. Caribbean, Bermuda, etc.)
Bermuda
Did you participate in "Orientation at Sea" program for new students?
No
Tabor graduation year:
1977
College attended and year graduated:
San Jose State, 1989, Physics
Do you currently work in the maritime field?
No
Current Occupation:
Astronomer
Last time you sailed on Tabor Boy?
1977
Do you own currently own a boat?
No
Favorite Tabor Boy moment
Too many to list! But I was a crew member during the particularly stormy voyage to Burmuda during the summer of 1977. Cap handed out metals after we arrived alive there!

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At 11:34am on August 25, 2021, William Rose said…

Great photo of you John!  You look like a New England sea captain from 1880!

Best wishes for good seeing in Magdalena.

Bill R.

At 10:53am on October 12, 2012, James Hutton said…

John,

That's right, that was a great summer on Nantucket! I forgot about that. It's great catching up with you after all these years. Better yet, it's great to see that you are still an astronomer. 

I've kept in very close contact with Bob Glover (Bob G. Lover) and Peter Mello (who created this site) over the years and hear from several others from time to time. It seems like Dave Robins fell off the map but I would love to catch up with him.

I'm living in Virginia now about an hour west of D.C. and working for NOAA. I sailed aboard several of their research ships for about 8 years and then went shore side. I've been in new ship construction but still sail from time to time. I've also thought of buying a used sailboat to get back into the blue water sailing again.

It's great catching up with you and I hope all is well.

Very best,

Jamie

At 7:55am on October 12, 2012, James Hutton said…

John,

Welcome aboard! I think that you will find several of the guys that you sailed with on this site. I sailed the Bermuda trip in '76 and I shamefully admit that I was sea sick for the whole trip down, but still still remember the trip fondly.

Again welcome,

Jamie

 
 
 

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