Detroit Lodge No. 7 members participate in Sea Cadet training session

Friday, June 19, 2020

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Capt. Luke Clyburn, 2nd Grand Vice President and Master of the Pride of Michigan, invited Detroit lodge members to assist in a training session for his young prospective mariners, who participate in the Sea Cadet Program aboard the Pride of Michigan.  Capt. Clyburn is President of the Noble Odyssey Foundation, which operates the Pride of Michigan.   The event took place on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the vessel's Clinton River berth.

Ray Oset, Secretary-Treasurer of the lodge, conducted a class on marine navigation.

PGP Tom McMullen spoke to the cadets about his career on the Great Lakes. Capt. McMullen sailed some 40 years aboard vessels of the Ford Motor Co. and Interlake Steamship Co. fleets and was Captain of the M/V Stewart J. Cort when he retired.

Paul Jagenow, past Secretary-Treasurer of the lodge, spoke to the cadets about his career in the marine supply business at the J.W. Westcott Co., which operates the mailboat on the Detroit River.  

The cadets showed a great deal of interest in what a career on the Great Lakes entails, everything from work conditions, potential wages, deck licenses vs. engine room licenses, working up the hawsepipe vs. attending a marine academy and so on.

Capt. Clyburn expressed his appreciation to the lodge members for helping with the training session.

Tom McMullen addresses the Sea Cadets

Paul Jagenow, Luke Clyburn, Tom McMullen and Ray Oset
Capt. Clyburn introduces Capt. McMullen to the Sea Cadets



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