The Deep Sea Award was introduced in 1970. Each year since, the winner is recognized on a Plaque and The Naval Officers Association of Canada sponsors a bursary for the costs of an international Tall Ship Sail Training exchange.
The Deep Sea Award Trophy is made from a beautiful plan of Honduras mahogany from Pathfinder’s original deckhouse bench seats. Mounted on the trophy is a wonderful sextant that was donated by the late O.K. Schenk, a former NOAC member and Toronto Brigantine Life member. The sextant was used by Ozzie’s grandfather, a master on sailing vessels and was used for navigation while crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the laying of the Trans Atlantic cable.
It was in May 11, 2002 that OK Schenk presents the award for the last time before he passed away [ see the vide that we have on file].
A close up from the 2010 picture posted here: http://www.torontobrigantine.org/2010/06/
Deep Sea Award Winners are posted on theTBI website: http://www.torontobrigantine.org/winter-program/winter-program-awards-2/
Some of the stories of Deep Sea Award Winners exchange experiences are posted here: https://tallshipsintoronto.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/crew-exchanges/
The latest 2011 Deep Sea Award winner was Jonah Charny and he did an exchange on Georg Stage (Demark) in Sumer 2011.
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