Naval Establishments Gazette and Appointments
- Naval Establishments
Crown Forces North America
October 30th, 2008
There are no changes to Staff Appointments and Promotions with the exception of the following:
The schooner La Revenante, 4 guns, now lying at Shawville, Quebec in refit, will be commissioned in May of 2009, and at that time Captain Vernon Fairhead will be read in and recalled from the Half-Pay List to command the vessel, with 3rd seniority on the Captains' List of the Naval Establishments, Crown Forces North America. La Revenante is to proceed on an initial cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in support of Establishment crews' activity there in July.
Commander Mark Pergunas of the St Lawrence River station is restored to duty from the Half-Pay List and is to resume duties with the commencement of the 2009 season. There shall be no effect upon Commander Pergunas' seniority. Commander Pergunas is to begin planning for the major Longboat Flotilla descent of the St Lawrence through the Thousand Islands, planned for Spring, 2010.
At a Lieutenancy Board held at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, July 19th, 2008, Acting Lieutenant Charles Fitton of the Waterloo Draft, HM Schooner Ferret, was passed for Lieutenant, with distinction.
School of the Sailor
The 2008 School of the Sailor was successfully carried out at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, Ontario, on the weekend of July 18th to 20th, 2008, and much credit is edtended to Lieutenant Thomas Hurlbut of the Lake Simcoe Station for its effective staging.
The 2009 School of the Sailor will not take place due to heavy Naval Establishments involvement in The Founding of the Royal Navy Dockyard 1759-2009 commemorations at Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 17-19, 2009, in the presence of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge fleet. Some boats and crews may also be involved in the CFNA Grand Tactical scheduled for Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario, the preceding weekend.
The 2010 School of the Sailor will take place aboard the 1812-era HMS 'Stone Frigate', Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, likely in June of that year, with shore instruction in ropework, small arms and signalling, and afloat instruction in longboat seamanship and crewing in a schooner/brigantine of the Naval Establishments fleet. Commodore's Reception, "Up Spirits!", presentation of 'Cock of the Walk' (best boat) and 'Dick Deadeye' (best naval re-enactor) awards, Run Ashore to period pub, all meals and accommodations in College provided. Maximum attendees: 50.
The presentation cup named for Commodore Sir James Lucas Yeo RN, commanding officer at Kingston, U.C. after April of 1813, will now be put up for a long-postponed competition possibly in 2011, and will be awarded for the winning entrant in a sail-and-oar racing passage for 1812 boat crews from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario. Future Yeo Cup races will involve Kingston, Ontario and Sackets Harbor, New York; Amherstburg, Ontario and Put-in Bay, Ohio; and Otter Creek, Vermont (Vergennes) to Ile-aux-Noix, Quebec.
The following longboats and bateaux have been past or current participants in naval re-enactment and constitute the expected Invitation List (to date) to 1812 Bicentennial naval activities of the Naval Establishments
Ruth Agnes B
With of A'burg
The following major vessels have taken part in past Establishments events and/or indicated a willingness to do so in the future
Fair Jeanne, brigantine
St Lawrence II, brigantine
Empire Sandy, schooner
Lois McClure, schooner
La Revenante, schooner
Oliver Hazard Perry, ship
Entered this 30th day of October, 2008 at Naval Establishments headquarters, Merrickville, Upper Canada.
I have the Honour to be,
Yours with great Regard
Commodore pro tem
Crown Forces North America
GOD SAVE THE KING.
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