WHAT'S THE GOLDEN BEAR DOING IN HONOLULU HARBOR???

This Friday the 9th of August, you may see the Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR  arrive into Honolulu Harbor and berth at Aloha Tower Pier 10/11. She will depart on Tuesday the 13th, and will head back to Vallejo, California. The ship is presently manned with officers and staff from Texas Maritime Academy. All cadets on the ship are from Texas A&M as well. There are no cadets from California Maritime Academy onboard.

This is an awkward situation for all concerned. The arrangement was dictated by leadership at MARAD in Washington DC. Both schools were given no choice but to abide by this directive for the foreseeable future. Texas A&M has been without a suitable training ship for a few years. In the short term, they have ‘partnered’ with CMA and placed Texas cadets aboard the TSGB for training cruises in the past. But that didn’t work out this year. The decision by MARAD to let Texas A&M operate their own ship for their cruise was dictated by MARAD, as MARAD is the owner of all the training ships provided to all State Maritime Academies.

The GOLDEN BEAR has been a key component of our fundraising event in years past. This year’s training cruise ‘switch’ by MARAD has impacted our 2019 fundraising effort. The ship’s arrival into Honolulu Harbor, without any Cal Maritime “presence” further complicated our planning. We just learned of this arrangement recently. We knew that CMA would not be visiting Honolulu on their training cruise this year. But the ship’s arrival into Honolulu with Texas A&M cadets was something we just learned about and was a bit of a surprise.

But our financial needs continue. Our LYMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND currently supports three cadets at Cal Maritime. This month our 2019 recipient, 25 year old Gabrielle Harrington from the island of Kauai, will start her four year education at CMA. We are very proud to have our second female recipient and the first scholarship award to an individual born and raised on Kauai Island.

Matson has generously donated $2,500 and initiated our 2019 fundraising drive. We are tremendously thankful for their continued support. We would like to invite all our other maritime ohana and friends to send any donation amount in to continue our mission to support Hawaii cadets attending the California Maritime Academy. We truly appreciate your continued kokua and support!

HONOLULU COLLEGE FAIR THIS WEEK

It's that time of year again! COLLEGE FAIR at the Hawaii Convention Center 

I'll be there representing California State University Maritime Academy - Cal Maritime again on Tuesday 23rd; two sessions-08:30 to 11:30 AM  and again at 5:00 to 8:00 PM

I encourage any students, parents, families to come on down and learn more about Cal Maritime, talk about our local maritime industry, a future career working at sea or ashore, and maybe meet some people working in the industry.

I also hope some of you out there might find time to stop by the booth and hang out with me; any Cal Maritime Alumni or even those of you who did NOT attend CMA but are working in the industry today, either ashore or out at sea. Kids (and their parents!) always have lots of questions and are curious to learn more. I'll be there both morning and evening. Anyone can stop by and support for as little or as long as you like, either morning or evening.

I'll need the most help between 1030 and 1130 AM when I have another meeting for work I must attend. So anyone who is able to kokua on Tuesday, can reach out to me. Mahalo! 

OUR 2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED

We'd like to announce our winner of the DAVE LYMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for 2019. We're pleased to introduce Gabby Harrington who was born and raised on the island of Kauai. Gabby currently attends the Kauai Community College in preparation for her studies at California State University Maritime Academy - Cal Maritime 

Gabby will obtain a Third Mate's license in the Marine Transportation Program in her pursuit of a career at sea.

We are very proud of her effort and her academic performance this past year at KCC. We are also very pleased to finally have an individual that represents the island of Kauai and headed off to CMA.

Gabby is also a full-time employee at Capt Andy's Sailing Adventures and Raft Expeditions and has been for a few years. This is where we first met Gabby while she was working aboard the Northern Star one night and we struck up a conversation with her about a future career in the local maritime industry. Her commitment, her maturity and her laser-like focus on her career have impressed us as an individual we are happy to see represent the DAVE LYMAN SCHOLARSHIP program. 

We know she will do well and wish her the best of luck.

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GETTING CAUGHT UP!

It’s been awhile since ‘any’ post was made. But with the anniversary of Kawika’s accident occurring tomorrow, it was time to make that effort.

FYI for all interested readers; each year on January 29th, we take the pilotboat HONOLULU out to where we scattered Capt. Dave’s ashes at sea, at the Pilot Station, back in 2006. We stop the boat, scatter fresh Hawaiian flowers, pour a few cold beers (because we know Kawika will enjoy that!), and even a small bottle of Chevas Regal…which is for Kawika’s good friend who is out there with him, Capt Skip Naftel. There actually are several other well known seafarers that share that water grave. They watch their friends come and go through the pilot boarding grounds each day.

We say a few words, say a prayer, think of memorable moments, and then return back to our dock.

For any readers who would like to know more, please click around on this website. Go to the “Dave Lyman” page to find out more about just who Captain Dave Kawika Lyman really was.

If You feel so compelled on this somber anniversary date, make a small donation to further Dave’s effort to help young local kids trying to get into our local maritime industry by providing tuition assistance for them to attend Dave’s alma mater, Cal Maritime Academy.

We all appreciate that consideration and your kokua! Don’t be afraid to leave a comment or share a sea story about Kawika….we’ll all enjoy it, too.

Mahalo!

PHOTOS OF 2017 EVENT NOW AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE

To all our Friends and Family,

The photos from the 2017 David Lyman Scholarship Fundraiser at Gordon Biersch are ready!
Click this link: https://kellibullockphotography.smugmug.com/CLIENTS/Event-Clients/David-Lyman-Scholarship-Dinner-2017/

You may order digital files or print copies; there is a coupon code for 30% off orders. Just use FAMILY30 at checkout.

Please contact the photographer, Kelli Bullock, with any questions. kellibullock808@gmail.com

Kelli did a fantastic job that night. As you see her pictures, you will certainly agree. I highly recommend her to everyone for being dependable and timely, artistic in her work, captured everything I wanted without being 'in the way' , and delivered to me the work I asked for. I highly recommend her and will use her again in future projects.

Aloha,
Ed Enos

2017 FUNDRAISING EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS!

THE BOARD MEMBERS OF THE DAVE LYMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND WANT TO SAY "THANK YOU" FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT.  WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED KOKUA IN HELPING US PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN FROM HAWAII WHO ARE ATTENDING THE CALIFORNIA  MARITIME ACADEMY. WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU ! 

OUR 2017 EVENT AT GORDON BIERSCH RESTAURANT ALONGSIDE THE T/S GOLDEN BEAR AND WITH MANY HAWAII CADETS ATTENDING, WAS AN INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL EVENT. WE HAD OVER 260 GUESTS THAT EVENING. WE RAISED OVER $47,000 IN TABLE AND SEAT PURCHASES. WE HAD AN ADDITIONAL SURGE OF DONATIONS BY MANY WHO COULD NOT ATTEND BUT WANTED TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORT. THIS AMOUNT WAS ALMOST $4000. FINALLY, WE HAD RAISED ALMOST $16,000 LATE LAST YEAR DURING THE 2016 AMERICAN PILOTS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD ON MAUI.

SO OUR TOTAL CONTRIBUTION INTO OUR ENDOWMENT FOR 2017 WILL BE OVER $67,000. THIS WILL PLACE THE TOTAL ENDOWMENT VALUE WELL OVER $300,000 TODAY. WE COULD NEVER HAVE BEEN THIS SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT YOUR FINANCIAL DONATION, YOUR MORAL SUPPORT, AND YOUR GENUINE KOKUA AND BELIEF IN WHAT WE ARE DOING.

MAHALO NI LOA FOR MAKING THIS EVENT ANOTHER FUN EVENING

AND FINANCIAL SUCCESS!

TS GOLDEN BEAR ARRIVES INTO HONOLULU HARBOR TOMORROW

The GOLDEN BEAR will be at the Honolulu Harbor Pilot Station at 1145 tomorrow, Tuesday 30th. Capt Ed Enos (CMA '87) and Apprentice Pilot Capt Ryan Hopkins will conduct the pilotage inbound. The BEAR should be alongside Pier 9 at Aloha Tower around 1230. The public is invited to greet the ship as she comes alongside. The pier is open to the public. Capt Ed will attempt to do some 'live feed' video on his Instagram account starting around 1115. See his account on Instagram @hicapted  

FOSS will be providing tug assist service for free. Hawaii Pilots Association will also be providing their services for free.

WE HAVE 240 CONFIRMED GUESTS SO FAR!

In the last few days before our event, we have over 240 guests confirmed attending our fundraiser. While we expect a few more last minute calls, we encourage everyone to contact Leilani first thing on Tuesday AM at her office (848-1259). We will not turn anyone away at the door, but seating for dinner may be a challenge. Please ensure you call in a reservation ASAP on Tuesday morning. SEE YOU ALL THERE!

ONE WEEK UNTIL THE 2017 LYMAN FUNDRAISING EVENT

LAST CALL! If you haven't already called Leilani, please do so today and reserve your seats now. Meeting with Gordon Biersch folks tomorrow for a head count and discuss details. So we want to ensure all who plan to go get on our list. We can likely take a few more next week at last minute. But best to let us know ASAP. Gonna be a great event!

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL THE EVENT

We are attending to all the details of our fundraiser as we count down just a few more days until our June 1st event. I spoke with Captain Harry while at sea just the other day and he reports, "Everyone can't wait until we get to Hawaii!" Excitement is brewing aboard the BEAR. I know there are many families here in Hawaii that can't wait until the ship's arrival, too! Come on down to Aloha Tower on Wednesday the 30th. Meet the ship as it docks around 1530 (3:30 PM).

Our 2016 scholarship recipient Duke Quitevas, working on his sail bag creation while on the training cruise headed to Hawaii.

Our 2016 scholarship recipient Duke Quitevas, working on his sail bag creation while on the training cruise headed to Hawaii.