Sadly, I don't think that we met during the '09 reunion. Either way, it's nice to hear from someone with such a vested interest in the maritime scholarly pursuits as me. Yes, I know Cam, and somewhat sadly, he hasn't changed too much, though the beard was a shocker the first time I saw him. As for anything being done, I can't really think of much. I'm a MUG as it is, so I have very little leeway or freedom in any direction.
Hi Jamie, thanks, it certainly has been a long time. I spent way too much time at work going through all the pictures on the site, all the memories. I have a bunch that I'll see if I can scan and upload. I have one thats a favorite of the ship being careened in Quicks Hole. Ive given up boats for motorcycles at the moment. Same thing really, ride an expensive piece of equipment around in circles with no particular destination, wash, polish and throw money at it.
Many thanks for your welcome. I'm pleased to join the gang. I do recall George Glaeser speaking highly of you often.. Both Jane and i were scheduled to be aboard for all of the Cup races in 1983. Business responsibilities forced me to miss the last + best race, however Jane saw them all. I am sure we have met several times Next time you are in Marion stop by our home is on Ryder Lane , a stones throw from where George used to live.
Hi Jamie, My Mid-Life Crisis Car is a 2008 Saturn Red Line. It is highly modified and will do 0-60 in 5 seconds. I show it in local car shows here in Northeast FL just outside of Jacksonville. I'm not sure when or if I will attend another reunion although I loved the 50th. Seeing the changes just overwhelmed me. I remember Cap Glazer very well and considered him a friend even though I didn't participate in Schooner Crew. I did love to sail and took advantage of the small boat program often at Tabor. 3 years ago I sold my 26' Macgregor which had been a lot of fun sailing on the ST. John's River. If I do make another, it is a long trip for us and now I have somehow turned 70, don't quite understand just how that happened, however I have a very close friend from the class of 1959 named Tom Ranges who lives in Rowayton, CT. I can fly to Westchester County Airport and he drives us up to Tabor, so maybe I will make another one yet. Boy, that was a run on sentence. Forgive me Mr. Gowing! Take care Jamie and thanks for the e-mail. Regards - Admiral Jack Keville '59
Sorry its taken me five months to reply to your very kind comment. I admit I do not get on here as often as I should. This semester at MMA I have 6 hours of lab on the waterfront every week so I was fortunate enough to run into Mr. Leach one day while working on a new boat construction. He said he has just spoken to you on the phone a week or two before that. Maybe disney got it right when they said, "It's a small world after all..." and said it again, and again, and again.
Thank you for your kind words, it's nice to know I belong to three of the greatest private clubs in the world: alumni of Tabor Academy, alumni of SSV Tabor Boy and (future) alumni of MMA.
I guess I was too busy with other activities to take advantage of the Tabor Boy in those days. A decision that I sincerely regret. At my 50th Reunion as I took the wheel I fell in love with sailing all over again! What an attraction it is as a statement for Tabor Academy./ All-a-tauto!!
Dear Mr. Hutton,
Thank you for the very nice, "Welcome Aboard". It has been 48+ years since I have been on Tabor Boy. I believe the Skipper was Captain Glaeser,
I had a wonderful experience. I would love to speak with you sometime. I have many relatives in Marion and also ones that lived on Butler and
Converse Points. If you would like to talk please email me your phone number. I would love to catch up on what is going on with The Tabor Boy
Best Regards and "Keep a steady strain"
Rollin Weary, aka " Robie Weary"
I looked on the web for a picture of the Arro and believe I saw a very similar, if not the same, boat in the locks at Lake Union in the last year or so. Our boat Sheju, 35' was built in 1929 in Victoria, BC.
Hi James no my son did not go to any of the schools, he blew out a knee when he was young, and he was not 100%. there is a KP grad that is in charge at Moran named Peter Keyes, he was very close to my father at the end both being Kings Pointers, he got Walter on. The kids got salt water for blood, but dont we all? What was that line cap used, I've pissed in more water than you've sailed in. thanks again. Rusty
Hi Jamie, thanks for the warm welcome. I came across the site the other night when my son Walter IV was showing me some photos of his tug that he works on at Moran towing. It was a pleasant reminder of the years at Tabor. Peter Mello should be very proud of himself for this one. I was looking through some of the photos he took and there is one of my dad standing watching Jim Walker playing some board game on deck on a father son weekend. that brought a tear i buried him last july. I guess he is up there with Cap, and capt Tyson from kings point, all good Kings Point grads. Well thanks again and hope to talk to more of the crew soon.
Jamie, I left the TAGM (Air Force RADAR) program in '06 and went to the commercial side of Maersk. The new ship we are considering is a two year old Ice classed tanker for the Antarctica and Greenland run (the T-5 is getting phased out due to age). I'm not sure where I stand on the rung (#1 or #2) for the ship since it will spend most of its time operating in the Med/North Europe and the senior tanker captain at MLL would likely want to do that. On the other hand, the senior captain is a major Drama Queen/King - very smart and capable but loves the drama. I'm also fine staying in the Far East running my little tanker. We shall see. Jim
Jamie, Glad you like the video. Gives meaning to the truism "if it is painted Grey, stay away."
I head back in a month and it looks like my office is getting another ship sometime this winter. I'm on the short list to be the reflagging master but we shall see. Can't say where it is going at this point since contracts are still being hammered out, but it looks good.
Jamie that is cool you are nearby in Silver Spring for work, and for sure we will have to grab lunch sometime (I am in Old Town and work downtown -- though about to set up a deal where I am in Atlanta halftime and here too the rest, I will be here long term). I love all things Tabor so will be interested to hear about your sailing days there. For sure I am going to go back at some point to sail again.
If you are class of '79, you may remember Dan Chapin and Ted Cooney (whose brother Dan Cooney is bigtime into sailing) -- those were two good friends of mine there.
Anyway hope you are into a great Fall and will be in touch! All best.
Jamie nice to hear from you and yes, this is fantastic to reconnect re: Tabor; I knew Peter Mello pretty well there and swerved into him via Facebook! I read your profile and you had a great career as a sailor and officer aboard TABOR BOY. If I infer correctly it also says you were aboard for a sail in 2004 -- was that a reunion? I am going to try to tap into that somehow in the future.
Anyway, stay in touch and let me know if ever in metro D.C.! All best for a great Fall.
Jamie, Good talking with you. My mailing address is
P.O. Box 73, Walburg, Texas 78673.
Will be driving by your place Sept 13th on my way to Easton, MD for a 2 week class on Container Refrigeration. I'll give you a call when I'm on the road heading that way. We might be able to get together the following weekend as I will be just hanging around killing time! JL