Wisconsin Ship Activities
William H. Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 05 May 1997 17:14:20 -0500
The question has been asked: "What are the activities in which
ships in different parts of the country participate? The following are
brief glimpses of individual ships in our squadron and of adjacent
councils: Sinnissippi SS Squadron has seven ships. SSS Hathor (1) is our
flagship. It is a traditional ship with advancement on both tracks. It
is primarily a sailboat (Inland scows) and iceboat racing unit. Winter
is spent ice boating on Geneva Lake. Spring is the time for the hard
work required to get our soft water boats ready for the summer. Summer
is racing, camping, the Long Cruise, social events and just plain fun.
Fall is frost bite sailing, hunting (individual), hauling out and
getting the iceboats ready for hard water.
SSS ARAPAHO (2) is a traditional unit with both advancement tracks that
works on and cruises on the 45' Chris Craft double cabin-flying bridge
cruiser and race ice boats and play ice hockey at the squadron rink in
SSS Gail & Gloria Gartz (3) is an all-lady ship that meets with and is
parallel to SSS HATHOR (1).
SSS Commodore Sid Bliss (4) is a pretty informal ship that has a little
advancement on the traditional track and a lot on the "trade school"
track. The kids sail, ice boat, play ice hockey, etc. but participate in
SSS ART CASTLE (5) plays ice hockey in the winter, plays roller hockey
in the summer, cruises on a 26' cabin cruiser and has some overnights on
its keel boat. Only one crew member has made it past Apprentice in
recent recorded history. However, they must move on the "Tade School"
track if they wish to use one of the boats.
SSS KEGONSA (425) has no interaction with the others, has no uniforms,
no advancements, no meetings in the winter and sails one of the
squadrons C scows.
SSS ROCK AQUA JAYS (50) was last year's Runner-Up US Junior Water Ski
Champions and was the champion the year before. They have no interaction
whatsover with the other ships and absolutely no advancement.
Milwaukee Council's SES has the following ships:
Invincible (299) is a traditional ship using the traditional advancement
track. They enjoy a sea base on Lake Michigan. They sail on their large
fleet in the summer. They interact with everyone and ran the Commodore
Tole Rendezvous this winter.
SES 500 is a traditional ship at Wisconsin Lake Schooner Association. It
interacts regularly with all of the other ships in the area.
SES 69 cruises on it sponsors ship and THAT's IT! for thier program. <G>
They have no interaction with any of us.
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