Among the hard-working folks labouring to get Ojibwa ready for opening day July 6th is retired admiral Dan McNeil, project coordinator. Dan retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 2006 and came on board to assist Project Ojibwa shortly after. Here, he poses beside his charge's rudder, after planes, and once-secret propellers.
Much of the day-to-day running of Project Ojibwa will fall on the shoulders of (left to right) Melissa Raven, media and communications; Amanda Laurie, tour coordinator; and Catherine Raven, webmaster.
Behind them, the Ojibwa, in her recently-painted glory, showing the stairs and access door cut into her forward torpedo room.
And here is reality, even if you are a retired rear-admiral. When this photo was taken, Dan had his flashlight on his belt, his toolkit at his feet, and had just finished wiring some new lighting in the boat.