Updated 03/13/2003 22:44
The Tuckahoe Landship, SSTV ___?_____
The York-Adams Area Council has offered SSS YORKSHIRE - Sea
Scout Ship 25 the opportunity to be of great service to the Council in
accepting the task of fitting out the new 300 year old Landship recently
constructed for Cub World at Camp Tuckahoe with a goal to launching her this
To visit the Ship 25 "design
the figurehead for the landship" contest page, click
Like a ghost ship looming out of the mists of history,
the as-yet-unnamed landship offers a host to possibilities to those with the
imagination to envision great things.
"Welcome aboard", says the Landship.
"I've been hoping some Sea Scouts would come along to help me who appreciate
things nautical". "No problem," replies
Matt. "The three big "S's" in SSS YORKSHIRE stand for
Scouting, Seamanship, and Service, with a little "s" for social
added on. We'll be glad to be of service. Let's dream
View from port side showing gangway, Captain's Cabin, Poop
Deck, and massive rudder.
View of the starboard side looking aft, showing the hatch in
the starboard side (below) to enter the Crew's Quarters from sea level, the
hatch into the Captain's Cabin on the main deck, and the ladder from the
main deck to the poop deck on the 01 level. Main mast at right, and
stub mizzen mast at left.
The hatch to the Captain's Cabin being frozen shut, our
intrepid Boatswain's Mate ascends the stern of the Landship to get a better
view of the inside of the Captain's Cabin. "Four bunks and a
hanging locker," he reports.
The Crew's berthing area below decks in the Landship.
16 bunks below, and 4 bunks main deck in the Captain's Cabin.
Our Boatswain's Mate appears anxious to get the Huck Finn
raft underway on Memory Lake. Hold on, Matt - the Spring thaw is
coming - just be patient.
Ship's 25's Boatswain's Mate pays a courtesy visit to the
former Land Base of Dave Glatfelter's mighty SSS/SES SEA HOUND - Sea Scout/Explorer
Ship 17 at Lake Pinchot, scene of many a grand Sea Scout adventure in years
gone by. Past greatness can inspire future greatness as well.