Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Ojibwa's Crew, prepping for the big day

 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.


Melissa Raven said...

Ojibwa is coming closer and closer to opening day. Since your visit, the permanent stairs have been added, all the lighting is finished and we are looking good for a Saturday, June 29 opening.

Hope to see you again soon.

Robert Mackay said...

I'll be with you in spirit, and for real one day soon. It will be fun to see any photos of the grand opening that you can post to your website. Best of luck!

Lamont said...

Today is the day. July 6, Official Opening. Ojibwa will be showing off big time!

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