SEA SCOUTS ACTIVIAN, 1945.
Possibly at their camp on Cypress Island, WA.
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Officers as commissioned are: Skipper, Rev. Harvey Robinson; mates, Mr. Burt Winne, and Dr. W. C. Adams. The ship's company is made up of Jim Hendron, Richard Phillips, Dan White, Jack Coffelt, Dever Cunningham, Ed Coffelt, Bill Kelton, and Verne Coffelt. The launching of the MORAN marks the beginning of a Senior Scouting program on Orcas Island. Boys eligible for membership are those 15 to 18 years of age.
The evening's program was carried on through the cooperation of people from every community of the Island.
The Sea Scout ships ACTIVIAN and FLYING CLIPPER from Bellingham, and the VIKING from Mount Vernon brought 64 Sea Scouts and officers to carry out the Bridge of Honor and the launching ceremony.
The boats were tied up in Deer Harbor Saturday, and on Sunday morning sailed to East Sound where the boys from the Bellingham ships and the Orcas Island group attended the church service. In the afternoon many interested persons were taken aboard the ships for refreshments and a cruise around the bay. The boats departed about 3:00 o'clock, leaving on Orcas Island, an organized and active Sea Scout Ship.
Text from the Friday Harbor Journal, 8 March 1945.