Riding the Diligence
2008-2009

The Wilmington Council is fortunate to have the opportunity to ride on board USCGC Diligence between Southport and downtown Wilmington or the reverse.  When circumstances permit, the Diligence commanding officer permits Navy Leaguers to make the approximately 25 mile trip between Wilmington and Southport.  A number of our members have taken advantage of this rare opportunity to spend time on board and to meet and observe the crew at their sea detail stations.  For details, contact John Stewart. 

Take pictures?  If so, send some of your best shots to Dave Spetrino to process and forward to Art Gowan for inclusion in a special web page in the Wilmington Council website. Peggy Price, who made the August 2008 ride with a few other members, submitted the first photos.

2009

July 24 Diligence ride

Above group from the Navy League who made the
transit on the Diligence - 24 July 2009

Below is the change of command on the Diligence - 26 June 2009.
CDR Doug Fears, the outgoing CO, CDR Harry Schmide, the new CO, Harry Otterbein and Dave Spetrino

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2008

CDR Doug Fears, CO, USCGC Diligence, is the host of
the Cape Fear River rides on board the Diligence

CDR Doug FEars

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