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Mormaclake

 

(Photos on this page are courtesy of Captain Harold Vanderploeg)

 

Mormaclake

Mormaclake

January 5, 1961 - Mormaclake on the ways prior to launching at the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Chester, Pennsylvania.

 

Mormaclake

Mormaclake

Mrs. Winthrop O. Cook, sponsor, gets ready to christen the ship.

 Sending the ship on her way.

Mormaclake

Mormaclake

Starting down the ways.

Off the ways.

Mormaclake

Mormaclak Launching Plaque

Tugs capture the Mormaclake after her launching.

Mormaclake launching plaque.

Mormaclake

Mormaclake in the late 1960's.

Mormaclake

 

 

 

S.S. Lake.  She used to be Mooremack's own S.S. Mormaclake.  As the S.S. Lake, she served in Desert Storm.  But while she was headed to Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal near Southport, Rhode Island, from Germany with military gear from the Persian Gulf, the S.S. Lake rescued four people who spent four days aboard a life raft after their 19th Century 75-foot wooden schooner, Heimdel, began to leak after a wooden plank sprang.  The schooner foundered 350 miles off the coast of the Carolinas.  Rescued were the skipper Keith Wagner of Portsmouth, RI, Mary Flynn an artist, and Britons Ray Brown and Ray Brown, Jr.  (Courtesy of John Farrell.)

 

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