Miami Sea Scout Ships 537 and 520

How it all began
by D. Wood


Memories of
S.S.S. 537


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  Ross Garey  
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It is fun reading seeing the names and remembering the times I had with the sea scouts. And what a great person Dave Wood was to have lead us.

My dad, Bart Garey, was given charge of operating and teaching sailing of the 32 foot irwin sailboat named Bluey which was docked out of the Kings Bay marina. He took a lot of the sea scouts out to teach what he loved and that was to sail.

He had his own sailboat from about 1945 to 1958 and knew Biscayne bay like the back off his hand .
He operated the Bluey from about 1968 to 1975, I think.

We sailed the Bluey to Bimini on several occasions and so many trips around the bay.

My mother Sara Garey and sister Sally Garey became a part of the crew to teach the younger sailors on the running of the boat and "spinnaker flying" which was always the hit of the cruise, being dunked into the water.

My dad use to enjoy throwing a tow rope behind the boat and let anyone who wanted to "drag" behind the boat. That was also a good time. he would take the Bluey to meet up with the other sea scout boats from time to time to have a big "rally".

That too a good time for all.
Ross Garey




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