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June 4-6: Social, Ceremony & Wreath Laying Boat-ride;
The first-ever Marie Commemoration honored the men, events, community, and technology surrounding the seven men who set out at sunrise, 7 a.m., on Tuesday, June 7, 1960 aboard the vessel, Marie from Santa Barbara Harbor and the ensuing search and rescue effort that occurred as a result of the Maries failure to return. Included in the activities were a Fri Social, Sat Ceremony and Reception, a Sun sunrise wreath laying ceremony at sea, and a multi-media exhibit displayed June 7-21 at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - providing days in 2010 to somewhat mirror the days fifty years ago in 1960. The purpose of the Commemoration was not to solve or resolve the mystery but to REMEMBER the event and HONOR the men, their families and those with an interest in the local and national community after fifty years. (Special Thanks To... supporters, volunteers, and those who shared their stories...Click here ; Event Pictures...Click Here)
Outline of the Ceremony Program:
MARIE COMMEMORATION CEREMONY
Saturday June 5, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Ceremonial Procession of Seven Men Honored
Invocation, Dr. Doug Kroll
Its a Wonderful Day
Craig Pierce (Tenor), Robert Wilke (Lead),
Eric Fenrich (Baritone), Michael Frazer (Bass)
Dr. Sutter Fox (US Coast Guard Captain Retired)
Greg Gorga, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
A Look Back in Time - June 1960
Colonel Ken "Fig" Newton
MARIE REMEMBERED: A Commemorative Documentary
Produced and Directed by Teresa Newton-Terres
Making a Difference - Helen McBurney Wilke
Presentation of Colors
Albert Terres, US Marine Corps 1955-1959
Lords Prayer and God Bless America
Master of Ceremonies
F. Sutter Fox, Ed.D.
Captain, US Coast Guard (Retired)
Sutter Fox is a senior researcher at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Evaluation (CRESST) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to that he served in the United States Coast Guard and retired as a Captain after 34 years of active duty. During his Coast Guard career, Sutter commanded Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles, CA and Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, HI. Additionally, he flew helicopters and fixed wing aircraft in support of Coast Guard operations including search and rescue missions. A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Sutter holds a Doctorate Degree of Education from the University of Southern California.
Helen McBurney Wilke
Helen is a retired business woman and an active Lay Minister in the Santa Barbara area. She moved to the Santa Barbara/Goleta area in 1957 with her husband, Malcolm (Mac) McBurney who worked as an engineer at Raytheon Santa Barbara. After his death, Helen married Robert (Bob) Wilke, also a long-time engineer for Raytheon. Helen and Bob have five children and ten grandchildren. Helen provides a unique perspective on the Marie incident as both a Santa Barbara citizen and a Raytheon family member.
Sunrise Wreath Laying Boat Ride, Sunday, Jun 6, 2010:
Ceremony held at a Potential MARIE Location
A thousand dolphin circled the boat and three whales waved their fins at us as they dove under the boat three times... Very Spiritual!
MARIE REMEMBERED: Seven Men Lost At Sea Expanding the Frontiers of Infrared
Multi-media exhibit, Jun 7-21, 2010
* Special Thanks To... supporters, volunteers, and those who shared their stories...Click here
To Rejoice Because We Can..
Last Updated, July 26, 2010. Copyright © 2001-2010 Teresa Newton-Terres All Rights Reserved.