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Date:        10: 11 am, Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Your Name:        Amy Hagberg
E-mail Address:        amy.hagberg@maine.edu
Your Story:        I met Lane on a dock in Baltimore in the Fall of 1988. When I saw his unique Norfolk Rebel sail into the harbor I knew I just had to go and check it out. When the smiling Captain Lane greeted me and invited me to come aboard for a \"cup of tea\", little did I know that this man was as unique as his vessel, and my life would never be the same. A month after I met Lane I went to work for him. Over the years I continued to work for Lane on and off, doing towing and salvage and sail passes, sailing up and down the east coast, into Canada, and on into the Great Lakes. My husband Paul and I have been aboard the Norfolk Rebel for every Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race except for the first one. And on every trip aboard the Norfolk Rebel I have met wonderful people along the way. My husband Paul often told Lane that we have met all of our best friends through him, and indeed we\'ve met our second family. Lane was and continues to be my gift. I can still see him smiling proudly at me when I get all stubborn and ornery about something (a quality not often admired in women), and I know anything is possible. And whenever I step aboard the Norfolk Rebel I know I am home.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        6: 12 pm, Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Date:        6: 46 pm, Friday, January 30, 2009
Your Name:        Denise Irwin
E-mail Address:        denisirwin@aol.com
Your Story:        A number of years ago preparing for the Parade of Sail for the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, Lane methodically went through the list of participating schooners, calling out the parade order. There was a fair amount of wind that day and the fleet did it\'s best to line up in order. As I looked up, the schooner Ocean Star was sailing rail down, with her sails let all the way out. Leopard, then under skipper Ruel Parker, also rail down, was sweeping past the schooner in front of Her. As I told Lane to let them go, an organized parade was not a good idea for the amount of wind that year, he was screaming into the radio for Leopard to \"stop healing\" and \"get in line\"....Leopard\'s Captain replied his sails were let out as far as he could, the vessel was in full reverse.... Lane muttered, \"oh hell\" and jumped onboard Rebel to join in with the first \"free sail\" for the Parade. It was a sight to see, Baltimore Harbor, crowded with nearly 40 sailing schooners, racing from Canton to the Inner Harbor.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        5: 52 pm, Sunday, February 1, 2009
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Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        6: 02 pm, Sunday, February 1, 2009
Your Name:        Jay Irwin
E-mail Address:        jay-jenny@comcast.net
Your Story:        I spent the summer of 2000 on the Rebel during the tall ship event. I was fortunate enough to sail with Captain Lane and his friends. Many a good time was had in the salon listening to stories and events in the warmth of Rebel\'s salon. Many a greenhorn crewed her decks but under the professionalism and criticism of Captain Lane, they signed off the vessel as well-trained and experienced seamen. Her name and color scheme would give one the impression of a rebel at another time and another cause, but when viewed on the horizon or at the dock when she threw down her lines one immediately realized she was a happy ship bringing fellowship and good times. At the Bottoms Up I will be back with old shipmates with drink in hand and laughter. We will carry on the Tea Party. - J
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        11: 17 am, Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Your Name:        Carol Corbin and Allister MacDonald
E-mail Address:        carolcorbin@yahoo.com
Your Story:        We are Lane\'s Nova Scotia connections. He sailed into Louisbourg Harbour at least 3 times and came by land schooner several other times. We loved him dearly and miss him terribly. We do want to see the Norfolk Rebel in our waters again. Carol and Allister
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        9: 09 pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Your Name:        Jesse A. Briggs
E-mail Address:        jbriggs@bayshorediscovery.org
Your Story:       
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        8: 10 pm, Thursday, April 2, 2009
Your Name:        Scott Thomas
E-mail Address:        scott.thomas@mac.com
Your Story:        When I first met Lane he had been hunting me down. No, not me really. He\'d been hunting the schooner I had charge of. He found us in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and he was recruiting schooners for his Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. He had his arm in a sling and a neck brace on I think. That was in 1999. It seems to me, more often than not, when I saw him again he was porting some sort of medical/mechanical aid. I saw him often between that first encounter and 2003 when I left the HIGHLANDER SEA in Port Huron, MI. We showed up for his 1999 CBSR and gave a good show. Got beat by a couple smaller swifter craft, but we put the Pride of Baltimore to bed, which started a healthy rivalry (at least in my mind). I enjoyed Tea with Lane on several occasions and declined the opportunity too many times. He was a familiar and enthusiastic character that I was more than happy to cling to at ASTA conferences and Tall Ship Festival events. I\'m not the outgoing type, but that wasn\'t a prerequisit with Lane. We were friends almost immediately. He is one of the more influential people in my life. I miss him, and I am so happy he\'s riding on a little cyber-breeze. Fair winds Lane.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        6: 38 pm, Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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Date:        7: 34 pm, Monday, April 20, 2009
Your Name:        Don Vansant
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Your Story:        While in the Navy, I served aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) out of Norfolk, Virginia from 1975-1979. During this time I met Captain George Salley who was leading a group of young Sea Explorers based out of his hometown of Gloucester Point, Virginia. He offered me an opportunity to help out while learning how to sail aboard his boat, Galleons Lap. Though I never became much of a sailor, it was a wonderful experience that I will always cherish. George and Lane were good friends which was how I happened to meet Lane during the American Sail Training Races from Baltimore to Norfolk in 1978. The Galleons Lap came in about last and we were towed into Norfolk by Capt. Lane and the Steel Rebel just so we could make the opening ceremonies on time. I took many photos during this time and have recently posted some of them on Flickr in a set called \"Sail Away\". There are several of Captain Lane, Rebel, Steel Rebel and some others I don\'t recall. I hope they bring back some pleasent memories for you and your family. I wonder what has become of George Salley. I Googled him and found a Tarboro, North Carolina address and email address. I sent him an email but it bounced back and apparently is no longer active. Please pass this link on to him or his family if you are still in touch. Sincerely, Don Vansant www.flickr.com/photos/donvansant/sets/72157617057033714/
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        8: 50 am, Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Your Name:        John Parlapiano
E-mail Address:        fiohr@yahoo.com
Your Story:        My first meeting with the Commodore (Lane Briggs) was as volunteer crew aboard the Schooner A J Meerwald. We were in Wilmington, Del. as part of the launching of the \"Kalmar Nyckel,\" Delaware\'s tall ship. As maintenance is an ongoing, unceasing effort aboard ship, our Capt. Mitch Brodkin was invited aboard the \'Rebel\" to \"dumpster-dive\" in the engine room for some needed parts. Having seen the tugantine at the schooner race and heard the \"legends\" of Capt. Lane Briggs, need I say we were awestruck at being actually aboard the \"Rebel.\" Capt. Lane had disappeared and I was left standing alone in the salon. Now what? Well, I hadn\'t really been deserted as the repair party reappeared, and Capt. Lane suddenly materialized from behind the bar. As I later discovered, Capt. Lane was a codial host for \"tea parties\" aboard ship, and this moment offered another occasion. The Capt. deposited some nondescript \"pewter\" cups on the bar with the cheerful statement,\"I don\'t know what you\'re drinkin\' but this is what you\'re drinkin\' from.\"
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        6: 14 am, Sunday, May 10, 2009
Your Name:        Ralph Woodfin
E-mail Address:        seahunt1955@comcast.net
Your Story:        Stopped in to Say Hello to the Briggs Clan...
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        6: 34 am, Sunday, May 10, 2009
Your Name:        Captain Ralph Woodfin
E-mail Address:        seahunt1955@comcast.net
Your Story:        I knew Captain Lane and his sons when I lived in Willouhby Spit back in the 70s and 80s. Crab potted and Clammed my patent tonger, the Bobbie Jo, off of Ocean View and always managed to say hello to the Boys (via VHF) when I saw them sail by. Spent many a night at the \'Willoughby Inn\', drinking and swapping sea stories with Captain Lane. I can honestly say \"Those were the good old days!\" I bought the \"Chessie Lee\', an old dredge rigged buy boat from Lanes son Terry, dredged her one season and ended up in the Keys, fish-trapping her until the state closed down that fishery, then got a gig delivering cargo down to the Turks and Caicos. I remember when initially, talking about heading south solo, most everyone advised against such a cruise on a boat that old. Except Captain Lane. He was always supportive with his wisdom and advice. Made four more Bahamas trips on that seaworthy old boat along with my best friend \'Burt\', the finest German Shepard that ever lived. Hope to get up to Norfolk and vist with the Briggs Clan and maybe tip a few. Good Luck and smooth sailing to you all...........and Captain Lane, you will never be forgotten.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        7: 47 pm, Saturday, May 23, 2009
Your Name:        Kathy
E-mail Address:        kathill777@gmail.com
Your Story:        I arrived in Norfolk in the spring of 1979 and accidentally accepted a job on the Steel Rebel as assistant deckhand (Lane let me accompany my boyfriend Chris, just to be nice). At the end of the trip he paid us both the same and I continued to work for him full time until late 1988, partly on the boats, mostly as his office manager. It was a fine collaboration, and I was allowed to take a role in making many of his more brilliant ideas come to fruition, typing letters for him, writing proposals and sending out newsletters. Even after I finally left for nursing school (he had by then retired), he would arrive at my house with letters to type, ideas to discuss, a bottle to encourage lively conversation. I still consider him my nautical mentor, cementing my lifelong romance with the sea into a devoted marriage rather than just a youthful fling. I am proud to have been his friend and still think of him often.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        10: 44 pm, Saturday, May 23, 2009
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Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        8: 56 am, Saturday, June 6, 2009
Your Name:        Caroline Smith
E-mail Address:        carolinesmith_99@yahoo.com
Your Story:        I met Lane in the late 80\'s, as a Sea Scout on the Skipjack Norfolk. For years, he was a role model and mentor. Then, in 1994, I signed aboard the ALEXANDRIA. Upon seeing me in Baltimore before my first Schooner Race, he chuckled and said \"Buddy, I\'m proud of you, and I\'m sorry\". He knew better than I what it meant to be crew of one of these things. It was Lane I called when I got my captain\'s license, when I got the new jobs and positions, with the best sea stories. He and his family became dearer to me each year. I visited them and the Rebel every chance I got. \"Honey, there\'s always room for you in the fore peak\". In September of 2005, I was offered a full time Captain\'s spot with Ocean Classroom. I couldn\'t wait to tell him that weekend, on a short visit home. I saw him in the hospital, surrounded by his family. He grinned, demanded a hug, and asked what was new. When I told him, he chuckled and said \"Buddy, I\'m proud of you, and I\'m sorry\". He cast off the next day. It meant the world to me that he\'d seen me make command. It meant even more to be Rebel crew for the schooner race a few weeks later. And to be Rebel crew now. Few of the crews I command got to know him. I\'m proud to do what I can to carry on his legacy and his legend. Lane, I love you- and thank you.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        12: 32 pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Your Name:        Joe
E-mail Address:        jkelly008@comcast.net
Your Story:        Amy, It was such a pleasure to meet you and Paul this weekend at the Breezeway Blowout. I hope you had as much fun as we from Nashville did. Please know that you have new friends here in Music City Tennessee and we are very welcoming and hospitable to out of town guests (although we are land locked). Have been on the Norfolk Rebel and felt the magic, just not under sail. Regards, Joe Kelly
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        9: 44 am, Friday, September 11, 2009
Your Name:        Greg Mulvany
E-mail Address:        gmmlaf@att.net
Your Story:        Such fond memories……. I spent a great deal of time at Rebel Marine marina back in the late \'70\'s but unfortunately I only worked on the Norfolk Rebel during construction. Lane Briggs was the epitome of an \"Old Salt\" and one heck of a teacher. When I got out of the Navy I spent quite a bit of time working on the Steele Rebel with Lane and Jesse. Steve was in school and I think David and Terry were offshore fishing most of the time. The Briggs welcomed strangers like me into their home / boat, heck they seemed to welcome everyone in Willoughby Spit area. I\'ll never forget the crab boil regattas - you had to leave the dock and \"sail your boat\" to be able to eat some of the best boiled crab north on New Orleans. The codfish breakfasts couldn\'t be beaten anywhere in the world. I\'ll never forget towing a barge of riprap out to the bay bridge under sail and meeting my old submarine on their way into port - the \"old man\" couldn\'t believe it... I stumbled across a photograph of the Steel Rebel on Flikr taken by Don Vansant. Not sure how much of that race I remember.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/donvansant/3457193826/in/photostream/ Glad to hear that the family
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        10: 08 am, Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Your Name:        Nikki Trenholm
E-mail Address:        ntrenholm86@gmail.com
Your Story:        Hey its Nikki x-meerwaldian and Rebel Marina Willogby Race frequenter. Need two hard working sailors to help during schooner race! Id love to sail on the Norfolk Rebel! I hope so if not maybe you can refer me to another boat lookinng for crew. I loved it last year on the Meerwald and look forward to seeing eachother. If Im not sailing than in Portsmouth at the end of the race. I lost my phone losing Stevie\'s #. Give me an email ntrenholm86@gmail.com or call 2152084464! Cheers NIkki
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        1: 52 am, Saturday, October 3, 2009
Your Name:        Capt \"D\" David
E-mail Address:        CaptDaveySaltyRose@post.com
Your Story:        Norfolk Rebel, Ahoy Captain, I am writing this email to you as I have a deep passion for sailing and the water. I found your vessel and name listed in the fleet for the GCBSR this year. I am currently working a land lubbers job here in the Hampton Roads area until I get my post divorce financial debts and obligations behind me where I then will be pursuing a life at sea. I currently own a 35\" Hunter sailboat and reside on it here in Hampton Roads. I also work part time utilizing my USCG 50 ton near coastal master license & STCW 95 with sailing and towing endorsements doing charters, boat deliveries and crewing on various local sailing operations and tow boat operations. I participate and crew annually in various sailing Regattas and Cup races up and down the East coast. I was wondering if I could possibly help crew on your vessel in The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooners Race for 2009. I am willing and can travel to Baltimore MD for the start if need be. I can provide a variety of sailing experience and knowledge as I have been sailing & racing in the Chesapeake Bay for over 10 years. I am available either voluntarily or at minimal pay. Please consider my offer for services and if you have any further questions please contact me at my POC info listed below. Resume, certifications and references available. Thank you for your time and consideration. Fair Winds and Following Seas. (\\_........... ...........-/) Regards, Capt \"D\" ------------------ David Rosedale H:757.440.9552 C:757.292.8654 W:757.788.6212 Hampton Roads, VA. CaptDaveySaltyRose@post.com
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        5: 47 pm, Saturday, October 17, 2009
Your Name:        Capr. Dave Bell
E-mail Address:        dobell@verizon.net
Your Story:        Capt. Lane taught me tugboating on the Steel Rebel. I\'ve had the pleasures of being part of the launching of the Norfolk Rebel, circumnavigation of Virginia, cross-Florida tow, and tall ship festivals, as well as sailing with Steve, David, Terry, Jesse, and Reb. Thanks, Lane.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        5: 47 pm, Saturday, October 17, 2009
Your Name:        Capt. Dave Bell
E-mail Address:        dobell@verizon.net
Your Story:        Capt. Lane taught me tugboating on the Steel Rebel. I\'ve had the pleasures of being part of the launching of the Norfolk Rebel, circumnavigation of Virginia, cross-Florida tow, and tall ship festivals, as well as sailing with Steve, David, Terry, Jesse, and Reb. Thanks, Lane.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        5: 48 pm, Saturday, October 17, 2009
Your Name:        Capt. Dave Bell
E-mail Address:        dobell@verizon.net
Your Story:        Capt. Lane taught me tugboating on the Steel Rebel. I\'ve had the pleasure of being part of the launching of the Norfolk Rebel, circumnavigation of Virginia, long lining, cross-Florida tow, and tall ship festivals, as well as sailing with Steve, David, Terry, Jesse, and Reb. Thanks, Lane.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        6: 44 pm, Friday, November 13, 2009
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Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        10: 07 am, Thursday, March 4, 2010
Your Name:        Peter Drewry
E-mail Address:        pjdrewry@yahoo.ca
Your Story:       
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        5: 28 am, Sunday, June 6, 2010
Your Name:        Capt. Clyde Hensley
E-mail Address:        cwhensley@bellsouth.net
Your Story:        See you soon Steve, got delivery to NY, end of june 305-509-0973
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        11: 42 am, Monday, June 21, 2010
Your Name:        Tom Russell
E-mail Address:        russellthomasp@yahoo.com
Your Story:        Feel free to join this group. Hundreds who work in the industry. No charge. Tall Ship & Traditional Sail Professionals (LinkedIn) http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2041742
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        12: 09 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Your Name:        maureen roche
E-mail Address:        bombi@msn.com
Your Story:        i was given a tungantine norfolk rebel shirt in cape canaveral florida in 1979 by david briggs.i still have the t shirt and i have never forgotten that meeting and would like to get back in touch with david. please put me in touch with him... thank you... maureen
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        12: 14 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Your Name:        maureen roche
E-mail Address:        bombi@msn.com
Your Story:        i was given a tugantine norfolk rebel shirt in cape canaveral florida in 1979 by david briggs.i still have the t shirt and i have never forgotten that meeting and would like to get back in touch with david. please put me in touch with him... thank you... maureen
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        6: 37 am, Monday, August 9, 2010
Your Name:        Michael Siega
E-mail Address:        mgsiega@yahoo.com
Your Story:        Just wanted to say to hi to captain Stephen Briggs. I may be in the Norfolk area this summer and would love to stop by. Please have Stephen e-mail me. Thanx Michael
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        1: 59 am, Thursday, September 2, 2010
Your Name:        SUSAN
E-mail Address:        Likethewaves3@aol.com
Your Story:        A unique man, a loving family.....all combined w/ water, winds, goodwill and stories combined would fill volumes. Someone should write them down, for the younguns to come. Lane would like that. Love n miss.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        3: 03 pm, Thursday, October 21, 2010
Your Name:        John Watson
E-mail Address:        jwatson1@si.rr.com
Your Story:        In the early 80\'s the Rebel came to South Street Seaport Museum in NYC. Of course I took photos & se t them requesting paymdent or a T shirt. Within 2 weeks an envdelope came from Norfolk, Va. I didn\'t know anyone from there. Untill I opdened it. The color red was the first thing I saw and I knew what it was. I never sailrd on the Rebel but did have breakfazst.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        9: 04 am, Saturday, November 6, 2010
Your Name:        BETH DABNEY
E-mail Address:        beth.dabney@yahoo.com
Your Story:        hello to everyone hope everyone is great. reading this brings tears to my heart
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        12: 53 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Your Name:        Rick Miles
E-mail Address:        wanderbirdcruises@gmail.com
Your Story:        Just steaming out after being hold up for a few days during a NW storm. Had a fine chat with Jesse. Tied up at Brigg\'s Point and my eyes were full of tears for my old friend Lane,,,and Reb. Just put some rum and bisquits over the side at the appointed location. Now we\'re off to the Caribbean. Rick Miles M/S WANDERBIRD www.wanderbirdcruises.com
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        7: 06 am, Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Your Name:        Jim Welch
E-mail Address:        ipac.merc@gmail.com
Your Story:        A very important part of Chesapeake Bay history to keep a live. God bless Seafarer pioneers like Lane Briggs, Howdy Bailey, Jim Brown (trimaran designer) and of course, Gilbert Klingel, author of The Bay. Cheers matie
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        7: 31 am, Thursday, April 7, 2011
Your Name:        Carli Collins
E-mail Address:        carolinecollins@hotmail.co.uk
Your Story:        I\'ve been away from Norfolk a long time, more than 20 years. It\'s good to see that the Rebel is still sailing. I live in Bristol now, in England. Occasionally I walk along by the floating harbor (whre the term \"shipshape and Bristol fashion\" originated) and think of Willoughby Spit. Carli
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        6: 21 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Your Name:        Dennis Steelman
E-mail Address:        steelmad@gmail.com
Your Story:        Hy Steve, Great Site!!!. Had a chance to do a sail with Jessie when he had the AJM up to Atlantic City last summer (felt strange to be eating and drinking while others did the work). Saw the YA about 10 years ago tied up behind the New Jersey. Heard she was sold to make a floating Restaurant. Just realized it\'s been 30 years since I last did the AC to Key Wasted trip (by boat). Hope all is well.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        7: 29 pm, Friday, June 3, 2011
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Date:        5: 20 pm, Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Your Name:        RUSSELL GARVIN
E-mail Address:        RGARVIN4@COX.NET
Your Story:        I WAS A CREW MEMBER OF THE SKIPJACK NORFOLK IN 1982 83 84 IVE SAILED TO DEAL AND ONANCOCK WITH JESSE ON THE SKIPJACK, ON A TRIP TO DEAL FOR THE SKIPJACK RACES, WE HIT A STORM THE MAIL SAIL HALYARD GOT WASHED OVERBOARD AND TANGLED IN THE PROP, WE MADE IT TO MOBJACK BAY AND LAID UP FOR THE NIGHT, JESSE BRIGS WENT FOR A SWIM EARLY THE NEXT MORNING AND FREED THE LINE I REMEMBER SELLING ICE OUT OF THE NORFOLK REBELS HOLD DURRING HARBOURFEST IT WAS THE \"COOLEST\" PLACE TO BE THE ENTIRE WEEKEND I REMBER THE BLACK MICHELOBE SPINNACKER THAT BLEW OUT AT THE DOCK BOX SALE IN 83 HAD MY FIRST CRAB AT THE REGATTA THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        12: 27 am, Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Your Name:        Lisa Crevier
E-mail Address:        2laarmond@gmail.com
Your Story:        I am heading downtown tomorrow to tour another Norwegian training tall ship. I think of Lane often. Sailed with him on a Christmas caroling to the anchored merchant fleet. Most often we met at the Neptune, and reaching out to dance with one another, knocked each other\'s drinks over. Well, not totally. Wish I\'d knows when he had died, as I was in town, but alas. I love St. Augustine, too, so I am glad he got to enjoy it down there when he retired. I think of him in the winter most, and how beautiful the sky is in winter.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        8: 24 pm, Sunday, April 1, 2012
Your Name:        Michelle Thibodeau
E-mail Address:        michababe@live.com
Your Story:       
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        8: 39 pm, Sunday, April 1, 2012
Your Name:        Michelle Thibodeau
E-mail Address:        Michababe@live.com
Your Story:        I had first met captain Briggs in town called Port Stanley which is n lake Erie ,there were othe tall ships we took pictures of vessels and with captain Briggs ,we had bought a book on all the tall ships and got stamped ,we were also able to go with captain Briggs for nice cold one as he would say ,so we had exchanged telephone number s so the following year he had called us that would of been 1997 1998 ,so he said that he was in Windsor Ontario where me and my family live si we met him then we had to opportunity to go on board with captain Briggs ,to go to Amhurstburg Ontario it was nice memory to do I wish could of done or see captain Briggs more ,I would like to see more of the tall ships I have old pictures when we saw tall ships when I was little ,I had got to meet captain Briggs when I was aroung the age 18 19 years old it s mice to have that memory I hope to hear back or maybe meet captain Briggs sons ,and maybe see the boat again one day
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        10: 46 am, Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        2: 37 am, Thursday, June 7, 2012
Your Name:        Ben Midgett
E-mail Address:        midgettmagic@gmail.com
Your Story:        a salvage job up the bay after a terrible ice storm and cold winter.. although I was a waterman , I was fascinated watching a real salvage operation in progress.. It was a privilege and an honor to make a few trips on the illustrious vessel!! we raised three sunken barges way ahead of time and hid out in a cove on the western shore of the bay , so as not to show up too early!!!!
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        4: 52 pm, Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Date:        3: 33 pm, Saturday, August 18, 2012
Your Name:        Jody Keppers
E-mail Address:        Jbkepp@q.com
Your Story:       
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        12: 53 pm, Saturday, September 8, 2012
Your Name:        Clyde
E-mail Address:        lamberger34@gmail.com
Your Story:        Hi there, I live in Canada and was interested in a boat in your area but wasn\'t sure its the real deal. I was wondering if you can confirm the existence of a business for me? Power boats USA. www.powerboatsusa.com 1590 Bayville Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23503. Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you very much for your time. Clyde
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        5: 52 am, Monday, September 10, 2012
Your Name:        KarenS. Ortity
E-mail Address:        ortity@aol.com
Your Story:        What a wonderful time I had participating in the Crab Regatta this year with my great friends, Mindi, Bonnie, and Capt. David! I didn\'t get to sail on the rebel but I was on board the vessel....I so Loved the Cement Ships where we anchored the last time I was there!!!! Thank you all so much!!!! I will never forget my times I spent with you all!!!
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        5: 13 am, Saturday, November 17, 2012
Your Name:        Tim Pohlhaus
E-mail Address:        timothy.pohlhaus@yahoo.com
Your Story:        Norfolk Rebel sailing on the Patapsco river off Fort McHenry, Locust Point. Enjoy http://www.flickr.com/photos/pohlhaus/8155019754/in/photostream
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        3: 20 pm, Saturday, March 23, 2013
Your Name:        Michelle McLeod
E-mail Address:        Michellemcleod123@hotmail.com
Your Story:        Oh Now here is my favorite Captain and the boat I soooo wanted to be on ! Captain Briggs knew that I wanted to go . He Tugged the Moon here to Lunenburg before they headed off to Cape Breton to shoot the movie . When they left months later the Norfolk Rebel sure enough came back to Lunenburg ! I could\'ve had the opportunity to sail away however I was pregnant with my wonderful son . That was in \'94 and I met Captain years before and always talked about him to my family , it felt like I was makin\' him up because they never met . Well I insisted that he had to meet my folks the last time that I saw him . I knew that the people at the Fisheries Museum were in touch with him and always assked how he was . I was very saddened when I heard of his passing . RIP Captain Lane Briggs ! I never sailed on her but I so wanted to !
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    no

Date:        6: 16 pm, Sunday, April 14, 2013
Your Name:        Monroe Tuggle
E-mail Address:        dyver@kinex.net
Your Story:        I had the pleasure of knowing Lane from1971 , worked as a diver/deck hand, sometimes the cook /chief bottle washer. Frist meeting Lane on the Steel Rebel I knew I was with a living legend in his own time and how correct I was
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        11: 36 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        11: 36 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        12: 58 pm, Thursday, August 1, 2013
Your Name:        TERRY BUCK
E-mail Address:        tlbuck12@gmail.com
Your Story:        Hey Steve, you may remember me, Lou Buck\'s sister from times on the Y/A. My step son, Doug Foss, may be in the area in the next two weeks, so I told him about the tugantine...if he shows up hope you\'ll show him a good time. So fun to remembe you, your Dad and brother on the Norfolk Rebel. Hope all is well. I\'m in the Boston area
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        2: 21 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2013
Your Name:        LEE
E-mail Address:        leebbriggs@gmail.com
Your Story:       
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        2: 24 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2013
Your Name:        LEE
E-mail Address:        leebbriggs@gmail.com
Your Story:       
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        5: 31 am, Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Your Name:        Todd E Rich
E-mail Address:        trichpittsburgh1@aol.com
Your Story:       
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        2: 17 pm, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Your Name:        peter mellor
E-mail Address:        gdragon60@yahoo.com
Your Story:        hi my name is Peter Mellor I have served on the Norfolk rebel swordfish fishing boat back in the mid 80\'s I wood like to get back on the boat to work as a deckhand again sometime because I like the sea as will the captain was a fair persons to work for I have try to get back on a boat and they have told me I am not fast enough for them I still try to do so I am not working now and I am in Savannah Ga if I had a chance I will come back to work on the boat as a deckhand again I hope I get another chance your friend Peter Mellor
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        3: 49 pm, Saturday, January 25, 2014
Your Name:        Claude Midgette
E-mail Address:        midgetch@gmail.com
Your Story:        Some of the best years of my life were working with Capt lane and being captain on the steel rebel and Carolina rebel.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        9: 54 am, Thursday, February 6, 2014
Your Name:        Randy Patterson
E-mail Address:        bull2802000@yahoo.com
Your Story:        My first introduction to Capt. Lane Briggs and his Norfolk Rebel was in the summer of 2000. I was a USCG Barque Eagle crewmember and we had put into Gloucester, Mass for the schooner festival. I was out looking at the schooner fleet before the race and had just taken a tour of the America. I don\'t remember how I ended up on the Norfolk Rebel, but I found myself getting underway aboard for the race. Captain Briggs and the crew showed great hospitality while I was aboard and made sure I didn\'t go hungry. The race was a bit of a flop due to poor weather conditions, but we made the most of it and managed to have quite a bit of fun. Capt. Briggs gave me a tugantine t-shirt as I left the Rebel that day. It was such a prize to me that I wore it until absolutely worn out! I wish I had another one! I will always recall my experience aboard the Rebel fondly. I am fortunate to have sailed with Capt. Briggs. He was a great man.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        2: 25 pm, Monday, August 18, 2014
Your Name:        Capt. Dorothy LaFond
E-mail Address:        toots33@arvig.net
Your Story:        When the Harvey Gamage was sold I signed on with Capt Lane Briggs as first mate on the Rebel for the trip to Canada for the ASTA Tall ships. After three months and a fantastic trip up the St Lawrence into Canada I chose not to renew my contract and came home to Minnesota. After that I lost track of Capt Briggs and just now found this article. I took a bad spill on a \"cat\" in the Caribbean while teaching celestial, and came home in a wheelchair-- Now I am living on the south shore of Leech lake in Walker MN, very close to my son Chris. Hi Steve- I am glad I finally located you-- How is your celestial coming?? Are you still using that Taymaya sextant I found for you in St. Martins? That was a great buy. I have a new celestial book out now with some of the problems we worked on sailing on the Gamage. Steph and I are in contact by email so I will tell her I found you. I am so glad you are ack with the Rebel and if I ever get back to the Chesapeake I will stop in. Dorothy LaFond
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        2: 43 pm, Friday, October 10, 2014
Your Name:        Joan Hines
E-mail Address:        jwhines@comcast.net
Your Story:        I have some photos of the Norfolk Rebel I would like to share with Capt. Terry. How can I email them to him?
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        1: 06 pm, Thursday, April 2, 2015
Your Name:        Capt. Dorothy LaFond
E-mail Address:        toots33@arvig.net
Your Story:        Yes I have- as First Mate up the Hudson to Canada With Capt Lane I also sailed with Capt Steve on the Harvey \\Gamage. Those were some of the best sailing days of my life- Steve if you remember me please respond?? Do you still have the Sextant I got for you in the Caribbean?? How is your Celestial coming?? You were doing very well. Let me know if you would like a copy of my Celestial book- I have a doz. left. Dorothy
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        2: 22 pm, Friday, June 26, 2015
Your Name:        Joann Howell
E-mail Address:        howellelizabeth49@gmail.com
Your Story:        Lane Briggs was a friend of mine. I was lucky enuff to be his copanion during harbor fest 1981.he was a great man and taught me alot of life lessons I still treasure.it was an experience Ill treasure as long as I live.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes

Date:        3: 54 pm, Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Your Name:        Charles (Keith) Midgette
E-mail Address:        KeithMidgette@gmail.com
Your Story:        I have such fond memories of weekends on the Carolina Rebel with my father, Claude H. Midgette when he worked with Lane and was the Captain of the Carolina Rebel.
Have you sailed aboard the Norfolk Rebel?    yes


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