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About 6ohiocav

  • Birthday 08/23/1960

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    Zoar, Ohio
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    Civil War Cavalry: Elected Brigade Commander, United States Volunteers (USV), the largest Federal Civil War Reenacting Organization in the Country http://www.usvolunteers.org/

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  1. Roger, Great story. We are all glad you decided to pick up that copy of the Marietta Times newspaper. For those that don't know, Marietta Ohio is a historic river boat town. Returning the NRG Conference there after a 45 year hiatus is an interesting idea. The city celebrates its Sternwheel Festival in September each year (cancelled this year...of course). It is a wonderful event. While the dates don't line up, a NRG Conference scheduled to coincide with the Sternwheel event would give spouses something exciting to experience. I am attaching a link. https://
  2. Ron, Glad to see you back at it. I worked on my yard as well until the summer drought cooked it. Good looking mast.
  3. You are correct Roger. Zoar was established by a group of German Seperatists that fled Europe in 1817 and Napoleon’s conscription practices. They landed in Pennsylvania and secured a large chunk of the Ohio frontier from the Shakers that they befriended. They formed a communal society in order to survive the harsh conditions in the Tuscarawas River Valley and caught a huge break when the Ohio-Erie Canal company hired the Zoarites to dig (by hand) 7 miles of the canal along the river. The money they earned and the riparian connection to the country they gained sustained this communal experiment
  4. Looking great. There will be time in the not too distant future that you will really miss that uncluttered deck.
  5. Roger, Great suggestion for Toledo and good point about University of Michigan football. They are playing at home on Oct 15, 2022 and away on Oct 22, 2022. It is about 55 miles from Toledo to Ann Arbor. As a current Buckeye, and member of the Shipwrights of Central Ohio, I applaud consideration of Toledo as a potential site for the 2022 NRG Convention. Great town and fantastic Museum. Can't agree more that Sandusky and the Lake Erie Islands offer wonderful venues as well.
  6. Looking good Tom. If you ever get the North East Ohio Area in early spring, give me a hollar. The Steelhead fishery in the Lake Erie Tributaries is first rate. I know of a hole or two. The walleye fishing in the lake is good anytime, especially this year. You could also take in a visit to the Niagara in port in Erie Pa. Worth the trip.
  7. Tom, I went back into my log and found a more detailed explanation on entry #163 if that helps.
  8. Tom, I twisted rope coils by gripping the end of the rope with tweezers, soaking them in the glue solution, and turning them by hand on a glass plate and leaving them on the plate to dry. I then scraped them off with a razor blade when dried. If you get the right combination of glue and water, the solution will be tacky enough to keep the coils tight while they dry. You might also need to dab the coils with a paper towel to remove excess glue.
  9. Mike, I see that somebody got some quality work done in the shop after our meeting. Great stuff.
  10. Mike, I was ready to crown you a modern day Michelangelo. See and hear you this Saturday?
  11. Tom, Glad to see that you are safe and found some time to knock out some carronades. Nothing like some mind engrossing carronade rigging to take you away from the stress of the day. I forgot what a spanking newly rigged carronade looked like. They look fantastic.
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