Wallaby Goes South

07 May 2009 | Jersey City
The crew of the schooner Liberty committed to community had spent much time in assisting a fellow traveler. Jean Pierre, owner of the Wallaby, had been taken advantage of, while attempting to get his boat south to the Caribbean. New York City is no place for a wooden working shrimp boat, unless you are happy to pay top dollar for help, so in collaboration with Captain Bill, we offered to get the Wallaby sea worthy, and deliver it to a working shipyard in the Delaware river.

We spent much time over the winter, working on ensuring the Detroit 1271 engine had a good clean fuel supply, checked the safety equipment, and bilge pumps, and eventually got underway at 15h30 on Saturday afternoon.

Except for a electrical fire in the engine room at the midnight watch change, the delivery was uneventful. Timing the tide in the Delaware River was tedious, but a necessary precaution since the Wallaby draws 10 ft. Luke was a valuable member of the crew, and was the one who first smelled the smoke and made the alarm.

Vessel Name: Liberty Schooner
Vessel Make/Model: 78' Steel Schooner
Hailing Port: New York
About: Philip and Sharon are committed to life transformation. Our vision for the Liberty Schooner is to create a unique learning environment as a catalyst for a life transforming experience. We want people to develop to their full potential.
Extra: Our Leadership Coaching and Sail Training programs realize positive life change for leaders and teams in such a way that they increase their effectiveness and influence in every area of their lives, in the office and at home.
Home Page: http://www.libertyschooner.com

Leadership Development &Team Building aboard the schooner Liberty

Port: New York