On July 4, 1976, the Chief Aptakisic joined 150 tall ships from around the world for a parade up the Hudson River. Canal Zone teenagers joined over 5,000 other cadets participating in the event.
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The ship was donated to the Boy Scouts, but it needed complete refurbishing. The teens did most of the work.
1976 Summer cruise to New York's bicentennial celebration.
Captain George Brisbin and Navigator Bob Webb 26 years later (June 2002) in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Canal Zone Reunion in 2003 - The former crew presented the former leaders with appreciation plaques.