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Spring 2010 (Issue No. 47)

OLD NO. 9 -- SAVING A PIECE OF HISTORY

(OLD No. 9 photographs are courtesy of George Ridley, Professional Services Responder.  Thanks also go to Jerry Manson, Photographer for the Orange County Sheriff's Dept.)

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OLD NO. 9 -- SAVING A PIECE OF HISTORY  (2 of 3)

John's family was active in the Scouts, and he personally took on the formidable task of restoring OLD NO. 9 -- first in the water, and then on the hard for over 7 years between 2002 and the end of 2009. Now, we all know the time, effort, and significant expense incurred restoring a boat to OLD NO. 9's current condition, so it's not unreasonable to ask, "Why? Why would John do it?" The answer says a lot about the man.

John's response: "I guess the reason that I stuck it out for so long was the feeling that I was giving back to the Scouts for all they did for my kids. They helped my wife and I raise two Eagle Scouts and a Gold Award Girl Scout that have gone on to earn PhD's in fields that they were introduced to because of their involvement in Scouting. This goes to show that some fruit falls far, far from the tree. The other reason was that she was a bit of history that needed to be saved because she was the last of her kind."

In response to my asking him to describe some of the tough spots he had gotten himself into during the restoration, John responded: "First of all, let me begin by saying that the toughest spot I got myself into was to be the first to say in a volunteer organization, such as the Boy Scouts, I would be glad to help out, which was heard to be that I was now in charge. I had a few folks that said they would help out, but they faded real fast and it was me and the mouse in my pocket that stuck it out.

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