The ALAMAR cooperative is a group of extended Chase family members and close friends. Our mission is to carry-on the spirit of ALAMAR’s design and traditional use as a utilitarian camp schooner for current and future generations. Whether learning navigation, raising a gaff, fitting a boom crutch, flushing the head, or swabbing the decks, adventures aboard ALAMAR provide timeless lessons about seamanship and life we wish to perpetuate.
Members of the cooperative do not take wooden boat ownership lightly, nor do we have deep pockets. Therefore, we run a tight ship and participation is required by members. In addition to annual dues, there is always plenty of hard work required in the ship’s maintenance, including annual sanding, painting, rot removal, rope splicing, rigging, sail mending, polishing, and fine woodworking.
The task of maintaining a wooden boat is not easy, but the effort is easily forgotten the moment you set sail aboard ALAMAR. As a group, we are all very grateful for the opportunity to care for this boat and continue her traditions. We could not have a better excuse for staying close as family and friends.
If you love this boat, there are lots of ways to get involved!
ALUMNI. For alumni of Alamoosok Island Camp, we can plan special outings, updates, day sails, and picnics.
FAMILY. For family and friends, you can join the ship's crew and share in the joy and satisfaction of keeping a wooden boat in good working order.
Please get in touch using the form to the right. We look forward to hearing from you!