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  1. Hi - my dad is doing ok. He’s actually been going to work this entire time as he’s deemed essential. Fortunately the office where he works was able to have half their staff work from home but his job not so easy. They are practicing the social distancing as my mother is medically vulnerable. We are even socially distancing within the family so as to protect the various family members. Thank goodness for zoom, FaceTime, email and the phone! I will I’ll let him know that you’d still like to meet up. He does enjoy anything to do with The Glory 😊
  2. Hi Rob - I’ll let him know and remind him to check their messages. Arina
  3. He is truly a Renaissance man and in fact is working on ANOTHER book about Glory.
  4. My father, Mike Mjelde, enjoyed looking at your rendition of The Glory, please don’t hesitate in contacting him. He is currently working on another project involving her!

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      OH MY goodness   Michael Jay Mjelde?   I have enjoyed his books on the subject for years and have used them extensively during the planning stages of My Gloy's build.  I am well pleased he found my rendition enjoyable.

      I was able to recover artifacts from her resting p[lace to add to my exhibit of her....which make the display of her even more attractive.  The Glory of the Seas was, as you know, Donald McKay's last Medium clipper...and he is my favorite builder and to have acquired artifacts of her for my display, is a great honor.


      How do I contact Mike...the pleasure is all mine for sure?



  5. Stumbled upon this group and appreciate the amount of detail and accuracy that you all so carefully try to follow. My name is Arina and I am one of Michael Mjelde’s daughters and while doing some research for him on Glory found myself scrolling thru and enjoying the photos of everyone’s work!
  6. Chris, Depends on how accurate model is and which year it’s depicting as she underwent numerous reconfigurations over her life time. William Joseph built a model that was on display in California that was very accurate as he had sailed on her ( The JFK Library model is not as accurate).The bells (two) would’ve been mounted forward and aft. First one would’ve been forward of forward mast aft of focsle head. Other was mounted aft. If you contact Michael Mjelde in Bremerton, WA, he is always glad to answer any questions about her. Regards, Arina (Literally the authors daughter, Mike is my dad)
  7. Have you finished anymore of the Glory? I’ve seen a number of models of her over the years as well as an extensive collection of photos and archives. You might reach out to Michael Mjelde if you haven’t already to answer any questions, etc.

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