Re: new ship in NM
Richard L. Strasia (email@example.com)
Thu, 29 May 1997 20:43:39 -0700
> I saw your message on the seascout-net and wondered if you were
> the new ship in southern New Mexico. My foster father, Tom ZumBrunnen,
> told me that one was forming in or near Las Cruces, where he still
> lives and is very active with Boy Scouting.
> I was a Sea Explorer in the eighties, lived in Las Cruces for
> two years in the nineties, and now I am back in Maryland serving as a
> mate for my original unit. I chatted briefly with the boatswain of the
> Desert Dolphin in Albuquerque a few months ago. Have you talked to
> them? Or am I confused and you are them? I am interested in how Sea
> Exploring is getting started and hopefully flourishing in New Mexico.
> Can you tell me about your ship?
> Katie M. Sanders, RVT
> Program Mate, SES 361
> Columbia, MD USA
I am aware of a Ship in 'T or C' NM and two in Albuquerque. I did not
know of one in Las Cruces, not to say there is not one there, like to
know if so. We are based in a small very old Spanish/ Indian town, north
of Albuquerque. Needless to say, starting a Ship here was different. The
'TRUST' factor is very important, and proof that this is real and not
just some do-good from the big city poking around. Slow and easy seems
to be the way to go and we are getting there. Thanks and good to hear
from you. Rich Strasia, Skipper SES 13 'KACHINA'