Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2013-02-09 18:56:43Voyage from: New York to ETA:
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Greetings from New York!

I was to fly home to California on Friday night, but with the storm brewing in New York (NY) on Thursday night, all flights in and out of NY and surrounding states were cancelled (approx. 4,000+ flights). The airlines automatically booked me for Sunday, as the weather should be better by then. And so, I'm enjoying being a local and plowing my way through feet of snow!

With regards to Fred, he's had an incredible time in NY! He visited SCI's headquarters in NY and then at SCI's International Seafarers' Center in Port Newark, New Jersey.

Fred met so many people and they truly enjoyed meeting him. They were excited about your project and look forward to learning more about his adventures. I am quite sure that he now has many, many new fans!

I had become quite attached to Fred and will really miss being his Foster mom (sob, sob) -- maybe he will show up again at SCI-Bay Area's Int'l Maritime Center in the future!

Best of luck and we all wish Fred smooth sailing, fair winds, calm seas, and safe travels in his journey!

Warm regards,


Fred visits Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) in New York ... The Big Apple! New foster family for the day – Susannah, Rev. Rider, Maya, and Chao.

“What’s that?!?”

“It’s, it’s .... I need a closer look .... ”

“......... The Statue of Liberty!”

“Can we, can we, oh please ... can we go on a cruise?!?”

“Aaaahhhh ... home-away-from-home in the Big Apple!”

“Here come some seafarers ..... “

“Welcome to the Seafarers & International House ... may I help you?”

“Harry works at the SIH ... he’s showing me the ropes!”

“Here I am at SCI’s International Seafarers’ Center in Port Newark ...
hanging with Adrienne, Abraham (seafarer buddy), Rev. James, and Rev.

“Hey, did you know that SCI was founded in 1834? ... Rev. Marg (in the red sweater), my new foster mom, is gonna find me a new home on a
big, big, ship!”

Meeting new people ... Doug Stevenson, Director, for SCI’s Center for Seafarer’s Rights, and a Port Agent, originally from Haiti.

“This is Paige and she’s in charge of SCI’s Christmas at Sea Program. Look! ... a hand knitted TEAny hat just for me! Thanks, Paige ... you’re my new BFF!”

“Chopsticks?” “No, Fred ... they’re knitting needles!”

“Wow! SCI has over 4,000 people who knit and crochet hats for the Christmas at Sea program! Look at all these scarves and hats! Can I learn how to knit, too?”