You may also be interested in the Bent Wheel Club site - an NYPD Harbor Unit Tribute.
Saw your guys today out by the Rhinecliff Bridge then again in the Rondout! Hello!
Susan Scanlan <email@example.com>
Kingston, NY USA - Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 19:03:17 (EDT)
I am the photographer in Newburgh with the website woodywud.smugmug.com You indicated you would be starting up in spring and updates ?
Mark W. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Newburgh, NY USA - Monday, March 04, 2013 at 17:31:16 (EST)
Henry, saw your namesake boat on the river up by croton point today. Gave a nice hello to Greg.
jeff an karyn gutkin <email@example.com>
warren, nj USA - Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 14:07:28 (EDT)
Greg: On a personal note: My condolences on the passing of your father. Reading his obituary in The Journal News today(1/26/12) made me realize what a great man he was and what an amazing life and career he had. My sympthaties to you and your family members.
Terry Corcoran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mount Kisco, CT USA - Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 14:07:49 (EST)
I remember the boat. We were the tow company that was on the scene that lifted the boat to refloat it. Nicolette Towing Company - 50 ton wrecker. We were happy to do it and wonder if we could see it. Can you tell me where it's at? I was surprised to see the picture of our tow company lifting the boat. I was there with my father-in-law, Nick who owns the towing company and my wife Gwen. Thanks.
Pat Buccino <email@example.com>
Nutley, NJ USA - Saturday, September 03, 2011 at 20:55:36 (EDT)
Greg, hats off to you for all you do! Ironically I was on the river today and did see your boat pass by. My brother knew of the entire story - I did not. I am a NYS Trooper and actually helped a motorist who spoke highly of you and your boat urging me to check your web site. What a story, and what a mission, great way to touch so many peoples lives. Stay safe and happy travels to you and the crew! Hope to see you on the water!!
Brian Weglinski <The_Bri_Guy@hotmail.com>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Friday, July 08, 2011 at 01:00:16 (EDT)
Greg, hats off to you for all you do! Ironically I was on the river today and did see your boat pass by. My brother new of the entire story - I did not. I am a NYS Trooper and actually helped a motorist who spoke highly of you and your boat urging me to check your web site. What a story, and what a mission, great way to touch so many peoples lives. Stay safe and happy travels to you and the crew! Hope to see you on the water!!
Brian Weglinski <The_Bri_Guy@hotmail.com>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Friday, July 08, 2011 at 00:59:11 (EDT)
Great to see photos of the Launch 5 crew. Please contact me if anyone would like to go for a sail on my P-35 out of Miramar Y.C. in Sheepshead Bay.
Ron Olson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at 07:21:08 (EDT)
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uta, urikif usa - Friday, September 03, 2010 at 11:21:10 (EDT)
Awesome recovery and restoration!
John Clifford <email@example.com>
Croton on Hudson, NY USA - Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 00:10:12 (EDT)
I am an amateur wooden boat builder, active Sgt with Tuckahoe PD, US Army vet, boating enthusiast, friend of Jim Porteus.
Amazing job, inspirational story... Great Job!
I would love to visit the boat.
Dave Bank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Port Chester, NY USA - Friday, August 20, 2010 at 17:09:50 (EDT)
Hope all is well!
Can you contact me regarding a few items of interest!
David Rocco <email@example.com>
Hopewell, Jct., NY USA - Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 04:14:34 (EDT)
Hi Phill Porteus This is Guy Morrow We have not talked or seen each other in years . It would be great to hear from you and catch up . my cell # is 239-405-2417. send me your e-mail address .hope all is well ,talk to you soon Guy
Guy Morrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
bonita Springs Florida 34134, fl USA - Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 10:23:09 (EDT)
Greg, Our recent trips on the Launch have been fun and memorable for me. Thanks for inviting me! - See you soon,
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Chappaqua, NY USA - Tuesday, July 06, 2010 at 13:46:30 (EDT)
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I'd love to have any members of Harbor Unit as my guests for a day of sailing out of Sheepshead Bay on my Pearson35 at Miramar Y.C. Just get in touch for arrangements.
Ron Olson <email@example.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 10:16:19 (EDT)
To Greg Porteus; I enjoyed the Video of Launch5 and would like to say I was greatly impressed by all the hard work and dedication put into this project. The video was recommended by your Cousin Richard Porteus as I have been in contact with him about the history of our family. John Jennings
John P. Jennings <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Riverbank, CA USA - Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 01:49:03 (EDT)
brendan porteus <email@example.com>
somers, ny USA - Friday, April 09, 2010 at 14:16:40 (EDT)
Hi there! I want to put the picture of Philip L. Rhodes on my facebook page. he was my grandfather. Thanks all!
Robin Rhodes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Claremont, CA USA - Friday, March 12, 2010 at 17:24:47 (EST)
Would like to contact Sally Bee Brown. My grandmother was a Brown and was wondering if there is any connection.
Patty Morrison <Pattycarl@comcast.net>
Owings, MD USA - Saturday, March 06, 2010 at 09:42:18 (EST)
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uta, uriki usa - Sunday, December 06, 2009 at 09:06:08 (EST)
Always enjoy checking out Launch 5's trips and service.
Massapequa, NY USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 16:27:21 (EST)
I just tried to send a donation via PayPay, but it isn't accepting, I will try again.
The website is beautiful, and I wish you and the Launch 5 crew continued success in your work,
Laura Pinna <email@example.com>
Amsterdam, NL - Monday, September 07, 2009 at 02:42:11 (EDT)
Semper Fi. It was nice to meet you. hope you enjoyed the car show.
Avery Katz <Avery.D.Katz@gmail.com>
Albany , GA USA - Thursday, September 03, 2009 at 13:58:34 (EDT)
Hello, I just met Greg last night at the Fox Lane High School reunion. It was exciting to hear of Launch 5 and of the current project of putting together all of the information on The Island at the Center of the World, Russel Shorto. I will be making a contribution to Launch 5 today! Greg, keep my email - would love to see you and your wife in Amsterdam. And.... great stuff this Launch 5, thanks for sharing it!
Laura Pinna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 09:30:38 (EDT)
Hi guys- Glad to see you are busy and I'm still a crew member. Meow
Jim Hughes <email@example.com>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Friday, August 14, 2009 at 14:48:00 (EDT)
I enjoyed your site....Jim is my cousin. Will be up to see him in late July early August.
Len Pick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 01:44:00 (EDT)
Great boat, and wonderful team. Thank you for participating and helping with River Days and the celebrationof the Hudson 400th.
William C. Janeway <email@example.com.,us>
New Paltz, NY USA - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 09:28:40 (EDT)
I would like to invite any member for a sail in Lower New York Bay on my Pearson 35 at Miramar Y.C.
Ron Olson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 07:48:12 (EDT)
Congratulations on a job well done, BROVO-ZULU.
We are Members of Floatilla 15-10, Coxswain and Crew of Auxillary Vessel #222095. We'll see you in Albany 13JUL09.
George & Lynn Enny, USCGA <email@example.com>
whitehall, NY USA - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 21:03:12 (EDT)
Love the site.. interesting history.....
Michael A. Keller Studios <firstname.lastname@example.org>
beach Lake, PA USA - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 18:35:17 (EDT)
greg I was just checking out the site.I have not had the chance to talk to in a while. who knew retirement would keep me so busy. you and the crew have done so much not just for my fathers memory but for the people who use the hudson river for boating by making it a safe place. keep up the good work god bless you and the crew.
henry walburger <email@example.com>
staten island, ny USA - Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 14:34:02 (EST)
Worked Harbor Geo, 86-87 summer detail. Tore my ACL at the Shop, 3/4rds in '91 Where did L5 work out of?
Robert Siskonen (Sisko) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Flagstaff, AZ USA - Friday, January 16, 2009 at 15:11:37 (EST)
Jim and Greg, thank you very much for a beautiful ride up the Hudson River. What a great way to end our trip back to Croton.
Dr Peter P Picciano <email@example.com>
Carlsbad, CA USA - Monday, December 08, 2008 at 21:53:16 (EST)
I am a Police Officer with the Town of Greenburgh Police Department in Westchester County NY. Police Officer Brad DiCariano told me about your site and I was pretty interested. Great job with everything
Patrick Grady <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Elmsford, NY USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 01:56:15 (EDT)
First I would like to say that crew of Launch 5 did a great job on the tugboat fire of 8-31-08 and helped to eliminate any danger of the tug & barges runing aground or into the T.Z.Bridge. I have to conffess I didnt know much about Launch 5,look forward to working together with you more in the future,again Nice Job !. Hear a rumor you may have some pic's of this incedent.
Chief Jim Scully Nyack F.D. <email@example.com>
Nyack, N.Y. USA - Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at 17:55:23 (EDT)
Great boat and web site. Where do you patrol and when, from where? I am Air Crew and Boat crew qualified, patrols in NYC by air and water. Lady B, Long Splice. Member 10-20 and trianing with 10-23 at Greenwood Lake NJ/NY. Would like to crew. Can also provide photo and video if needed.
Ken Petretti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maywood, NJ USA - Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 21:00:26 (EDT)
I read this story of great achievement in LoHud and unsurpassed dedication to waterway safety. I realized I was a family friend and former neighbor of Mr. Phil Porteus Sr. I was a childhood friend of Marilyn and Patrick on Taylor Avenue during the 1960's. I appreciate the waterway safety being a veteran of the United State Navy stationed in Norfolk Va. I would like to say hello to Marilyn again.
Diane Altic <email@example.com>
Hopewell Junction, NY USA - Monday, August 18, 2008 at 07:00:39 (EDT)
Viewed your boat last night at the Fire Department drill.Was very impressed with the vessel as well as your web sight. I am a Police Officer and Deputy Fire Coordinator (Battalion 12 ) in Westchester. Congratulations on your success adn keep up the good work!
Tom Farrington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ossining, ny USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2008 at 15:54:26 (EDT)
Thank You Launch 5 for the opportunity of a life time. You gave an experience to our children that will stay with them for a life time. You guys are true heroes and role models to today’s youth. We are so proud and thankful for the services you provide to our state.
Nicholas Federice <email@example.com>
New Rochelle, NY USA - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 10:29:05 (EDT)
Dear Greg,Continued smooth sailing to you and the crew of your magnificent Launch 5.
Your Friend, John
John J Gallo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Carmel, NY USA - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 13:45:24 (EDT)
The homes were beautiful on the other site but had to stop by here and see this site too. I see you've heard from Brian, AKA Ted Keneddy, AKA Insp Clouseau "I know it's you" (bang, bang, twitch, twitch)
Wantagh, NY USA - Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 13:10:34 (EDT)
Hi Greg and Crew!
Just a short note to comment on Bill Smith's 9/11 video. I have never seen a documentary so well put together, that really captivates you and holds your attention. The photography is unbelievable and this video should be seen by every American citizen. It should be playing in schools and for assemblies. Bill, you are a great talent. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
Christina Carozza <Tiramisu Restaurant>
Westchester, NY USA - Monday, April 14, 2008 at 18:56:34 (EDT)
AKA to greg as Ted Kennedy
Brian Haggerty <MAFOP@aol.com>
sturbridge, ma USA - Monday, April 14, 2008 at 12:55:58 (EDT)
Hey Greg, Just stopping by the site and wanted to say Hello. Was Great seeing everyone over the Holidays. Take care. See you on the Water Chris...
Christian Kovac <Kovac@mnr.org>
Massapequa, NY USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 14:11:20 (EDT)
Hey greg cool site storey and boat i like the way the boat got its name. Hopefully when my dad gets around to getting me to NYC can set it up to go for a ride. See ya some time hopefully,
Ian F. Haggerty <email@example.com>
Sturbridge , ma USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 18:05:58 (EST)
My dad was in the harbor unit for more than 12 years. I wish I had some pictures of him on the boats.
Warren Keeler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gray, ME USA - Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 12:50:11 (EST)
This is an amasing crew. Very prompt and capable of performing speacial missions in the Law Enforcement community. I was very proud to have been a part of Launch 5's history. Gregg, Jimmy, Cliff and crew a bravo zulu.
Scott M. Lilley <email@example.com>
FL USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 19:34:52 (EST)
Nice site. I look forward to taking a cruise with you guys someday.
Michael T. BagnatoJr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wappingers Falls, NY USA - Monday, January 21, 2008 at 19:59:41 (EST)
I was in White Marine today and saw this launch on land for the winter. Great Story about her!! My husband is a Retired NYPD Sgt, that spent 6 years in the NYPD Harbor Unit. So glad she is back and "ON the JOB"!!
Maureen Lucas <email@example.com>
West Babylon, NY USA - Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 16:54:25 (EST)
Well here i am again, i was telling my friend this morning about the habor launch 5 i was saying through pure stupidity,about how the NYPD must of handed them a perfect boat, But accept my apologies that,s what i get for not reading the whole story. i was born an raised 1 mile from where you raised the boat. all i can say is i wish i had a few of you helping me. And again one of the best sites i have been on.
Frank BUGSEY Moran
Frank BUGSEY Moran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
East Hanover, N,J. USA - Monday, January 14, 2008 at 08:58:44 (EST)
Wow! What is there to say about living legends! You people are nothing short of amazing...your work has only begun.
What a pleasure to have even a short acquaintance with you. Just wanted to say Howdy from Texas!
Patrice Franklin <email@example.com>
Wichita Falls, TX USA - Sunday, January 06, 2008 at 01:46:07 (EST)
Great to see that Launch 5 and its crew continues to fill a leadership role in homeland security in New York Harbor. Also liked the Navigator article on the adrift boat recovery. Wish you and the entire crew a Happy Holidays and another year of success.
CAPT, USCG Ret.
Vice Flotilla Commander
Glenn Wiltshire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Davie, FL USA - Monday, December 17, 2007 at 22:02:50 (EST)
MY FATHER LT. AL CARUSO SERVED ON LAUNCH 5 DURING THE 1960'S. IN FACT HE IS MENTIONED AS THE PILOT ON THE VESSEL IN THE JUNE 15TH 1968 JOURNAL ENTRY. HE HAS FOND MEMORIES OF THE BOAT AND THE GUYS HE WORKED WITH. ALSO ON A PERSONAL NOTE I WORKED WITH HENRY WALBURGER IN THE 122 PRECINCT AND HE WAS A GOOD COP AND WOULD HAVE MADE HIS FATHER PROUD.
ROBERT CARUSO <ROSOALJAC@aol.com>
staten island, ny USA - Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:19:07 (EST)
God Bless our Troops, Launch5 and crew for the continued dedication to this "Moving Tribute." Now the people of Arizonia can see what it was like on 911 for the City of New York. Blessings to Gerald H. Porteus and Gregory Porteus!
Phoeniex, AZ USA - Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 00:49:51 (EDT)
John Springman <KB3AWQ@W3AHS.com>
Williamsport, PA USA - Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 05:21:34 (EDT)
Ahoy from a fellow Auxie who recently moved to the area...
Chris Williams SO-MS 014-07 <email@example.com>
Pleasantville, NY USA - Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 11:57:39 (EDT)
Thanks guys for an incredible experience sailing up and down the mighty Hudson River.
David Rocco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Yorktown Heights, NY USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 08:12:38 (EDT)
All to be commented for a superb job done well.
The photo gallery and history is wonderful.
Thanks, and cheers to all.
Captain Kirk Reynolds / M/Y Aphrodite <email@example.com>
Westerly, RI USA - Thursday, June 07, 2007 at 19:14:13 (EDT)
Greg and crew,
Missed you at the "BENT WHEEL" this year,
hope all is well. You have saved a piece of Harbor history!
Thanks for the memories!
Lew Werner, Ret. Harbor '82 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Douglaston, NY USA - Friday, May 18, 2007 at 18:48:28 (EDT)
Great Looking Boat and a gentleman of a skipper would love to join the crew.
Damon Ruta <DRuta@hvc.rr.com>
New Windsor, NY USA - Friday, April 27, 2007 at 21:07:55 (EDT)
chris susko <email@example.com>
Jupiter, florida USA - Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 13:50:26 (EDT)
charlie mac <firstname.lastname@example.org>
groovy , fla USA - Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 19:42:20 (EDT)
Peter Koski <email@example.com>
USA - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 21:08:45 (EDT)
Keep up the good work.
Jerry O'Donnell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mamaroneck, NY USA - Monday, March 19, 2007 at 17:31:15 (EDT)
Hello, I am a grandson of Launch 5 designer Philip Rhodes. I just wanted to
make contact with you all, this is a wonderful site to a very brave NYPD fallen
hero. I think Phil would have been proud his design was restored and used to
honor the memory of Patrolman Walburger.
BTW, I worked at Ground Zero in the days following the attacks so it pleases me greatly to see #5 was involved in the recovery work and subsequent memorials of that tragic day.
This is a wonderful site for my family, it helps to keep alive not only the memory of Patrolman Walburger, but that of Philip Rhodes and one of his designs as well.
Thanks very much!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 10:37:39 (EDT)
As an active member of the 9th Precinct, I really appreciate this site and all the great work being done by the foundation and the crew of Launch 5. Thank you, Mary Walker.
USA - Friday, March 09, 2007 at 01:28:02 (EST)
Stubbled across the web site while searching some information for my younger brother. I found it interesting.
Quinn Chastant <email@example.com>
West Point, NY USA - Saturday, March 03, 2007 at 19:14:22 (EST)
God bless you all!
Dr. Peter P Picciano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Carlsbad, CA USA - Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 22:58:04 (EST)
THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE. VERY INTERESTING.
DIANE DOUGHERTY <email@example.com>
BRONX, NY USA - Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 17:39:37 (EST)
I meet your frind Greg Porteus in Jurusalem,
Greg taled me all about you, about Your braveness and your willing to volunteer and sacrifice your life for Isral. A country that is a part of your soul. I am still thinking about your story, Thair Is something deep inside jowish people, that is amaizing and unbelievable.
I am proud to be a part of it !
Wish you good health and happiness from ISRAEL
Sheyal Lokay <Sheyal@hazer.com>
Gan-Yavne, Israel - Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 00:37:30 (EST)
Looks like a great site, very intresting.
Nathan McDonald <firstname.lastname@example.org>
VA USA - Thursday, February 08, 2007 at 11:54:26 (EST)
First of all i would like to express my deep thanks for your wonderful presence and visit to our convent in ein -karem at the rosary convent .
al what i want to say that God the wonderful creature is continuing his great love and work thu YOU and your team .
i wish you all the best of His grace and He bless you all and bless your wonderful work of love and help
sister agatha of the Rosary-ein-karem -Fountain of generosity -
i promise to pray for you ,for Pob and Rich,
sister agatha barham <email@example.com>
jerusalem, israel - Friday, January 19, 2007 at 21:30:07 (EST)
The wonderful work performed by the Launch 5 crew is outstanding. Enjoyed the photos of the Army VIP tour.
Harold Rose <hrose100@optonline>
White Plains,, NY USA - Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 18:20:45 (EST)
Once again Bravo Zulu. Bill sent me an article from the Spring 3100,thank him again for me.
Greg send me your E mail address the one I have gets bounced. Good info phoney SEAL's Thanks Tom Power
Tom Power <firstname.lastname@example.org>
North Palm Beach, Fl USA - Thursday, December 07, 2006 at 07:32:46 (EST)
What a wonderful way to honor those who have given so much. Thanks for your vision and sensitivity.
Bedford Hills, NY USA - Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 10:42:27 (EST)
I am proud of my son, Will Stroncer and the work he has done on you launch at Whites Marina in New Hamburg NY.
Good luck to the crew of #5
Clifford G Stroncer <email@example.com>
Englewood, fl USA - Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 21:10:57 (EST)
Greg, Bill, & Crew
Great Job , Great site, keep up the good work
Be Safe out there
Sgt. John L. Heine NRPD (Ret) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Rochelle , NY USA - Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 15:39:33 (EST)
Fantastic website....regards, Lt. Stephen Dewey, Civil Air Patrol NY-Southeast Group Emergency Services Officer...hope we can work together in the future for air/sea rescue
Stephen Dewey <email@example.com>
Ossining, NY USA - Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 00:52:19 (EDT)
My grandfather, David J. Byrne was the captain of the ny harbor patrol boat, John F. Hylan, and retired in 1933. He told me many stories about the Harbor Patrol during WW1 and prohibition.He passed in 1968 at 89.
David L. Byrne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phila., Pa. USA - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 09:26:12 (EDT)
I had the pleasure of crewing on Launch 5 a couple of years ago off Manasquan Inlet as part of a safety patrol for the offshore powerboat race, under orders from USCG Station Manasquan. Crewing on Launch 5 with Greg Porteus and James Picciano was wonderful - I've never had a better patrol in the years I've been serving in the Auxiliary! Any time you need me again - I'd be honored to come aboard! You guys are terrific!
Nancy Lopus, USCG Aux 05N-16-05 <CoachLopo@yahoo.com>
Lincoln Park, NJ USA - Monday, September 04, 2006 at 14:46:09 (EDT)
Nice meeting you guys today. Glad you enjoyed the HIGH TEA. Hopefully I'll get a chance to board LAUNCH 5 at some point.
Could you pls pass me the name of the gent you recommended for boat work in Pt. Pleasant?
Blake Banky <email@example.com>
Normandy Beach, NJ USA - Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 23:41:01 (EDT)
Looks good guys can't wait to see the movie
Michelle (Benny Settembre's niece)
Michelle Zeoli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pt. Pleasant bch, nj USA - Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 13:47:54 (EDT)
I really enjoyed your website. I hadn't realized how much hard work and dedication you and your crew have put in to this project. I am excited to get together and work with Launch5. Let's stay in touch. Adam
Adam MacNeil <email@example.com>
Montrose, NY USA - Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 09:31:26 (EDT)
YES, I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH " HANK" WALBURGER IN THE EARLY 1960's IN THE 9th PCT. MANHATTAN. A
PROFESSIONAL POLICE OFFICER AND A CREDIT TO THE JOB.MANY YEARS LATER, I ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING WITH HANK'S
SON WHO FOLLOWED HIS FATHERS FOOTSTEPS AND ALSO JOINED THE
NYPD. I KNEW HIM AS A NARCOTICS DETECTIVE AND ALSO AS A MEMBER OF THE 123rd SQUAD IN STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK. AT THE TIME I MET HIM, I GAVE HIM A MEMORIAL PHOTO OF HIS FATHER HOLDING HIM AS A BABY. I HAD THE PHOTO FOR MANY YEARS IN MY LOCKER AT THE 9th PRECINCT. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR
A GREAT TRIBUTE.BILL PETRAGLIA-RETIRED 2nd GRADE DETECTIVE.
BILL PETRAGLIA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BOCA RATON, FL. USA - Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 08:08:05 (EDT)
Thank you for the special boat ride on the Hudson River Friday. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge about boating with me, my children, and my Mother . And of course, letting the kids "drive the boat"! We all had a wonderful time.
The kids are also enjoying the t-shirts you gave them as well, thank you.
Teresa Karle (Bobby's Sister)
Teresa Karle <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 20:29:28 (EDT)
ICE PIC I like it!
Peter Picciano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
oceanside, ca USA - Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 22:13:38 (EDT)
Greg, Jim and all the crew, Keep up the outstanding work. Good to see that you turned away from the politics and went right to hollywood. Thanks for all your help and hard work down at point. No more power outages please. Brian
BMCS Brian Viveiros <email@example.com>
USA - Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 20:02:29 (EDT)
I commend you guys. Any one who will go out each day with the chance to take a bullet for me has my vote.
If any of you are good with people, like boats, want to make extra $$$ let me offer you an opportunity.
Barnard L Coffey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
alexandria bay, ny USA - Thursday, April 06, 2006 at 17:55:24 (EDT)
Great meeting you at the Auxiliary Conf this weekend. If your ever near Jones Beach, stop by. Great project you've undertaken. Launch 5 looks awesome. All the Best.
BMCS Bob Milmoe
Station Jones Beach
Bob Milmoe <email@example.com>
Freeport, NY USA - Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 17:32:57 (EST)
Hi Family! Yes we are all related and have lots in common. Portteus' are avid drinkers, skiers, boaters etc. My wife, Marilyn and I have been married for 33 years and own Portteus Vineyards and Winery in south central Washington State. We just shipped some wine to you! I built my first boat at age 14, sailed and raced a 27 foot Blanchard during my college years, bought a Moody 40 in 98 then traded for a Grand Banks 42 classic in 2000 which we just sold. My grandpa was NY Coast Guard until he bet the payroll at the track! His son Paul (Portteus) Kauttu ( born out of wedlock later adopted by Mr Kauttu when his mom married him)Is ret. brig. general, AirForce. He was Captain of the Thunderbirds for 4 years and now lives in Spanaway, WA. Thought you might enjoy a quick catch up on the west coast family. Basically neurotic overachievers! Paul Portteus
Paul H Portteus III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Zillah, WA USA - Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 12:57:28 (EST)
A great & fitting tribute to Ptl. Walburger. I know it was a tremendous effort to raise #5 and do the restoration work.
I'm sure Ptl. Walburger approves also, as #5 is on patrol again. Thanks to all those that got it on the water again.
Dennis Conner Ret. NYPD <email@example.com>
Long Island, NY USA - Thursday, March 02, 2006 at 14:21:50 (EST)
Great site guys. Met Jim in Florida and he told me about it. I'm retired Deputy Chief from Kearny, NJ, Police. Keep up the good work
Skip Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lavallette, NJ USA - Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 08:45:04 (EST)
I look foward to
taking some photos
with you soon.
Robert Federico <Sculpture1@rcn.com>
Mahopac, NY USA - Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 14:14:26 (EST)
Jim Picciano told me about your organization and its various missions. I am a retired P-3 pilot. I would be interested in exploring membership in your organization.
Michael E. Gray, CAPT USNR(Ret) <email@example.com>
Croton on Hudson, NY USA - Monday, February 13, 2006 at 10:55:02 (EST)
I grew up with Henry jr.and must say his father would have been proud of him. Thank you for the great restoration. I hope to see it in person some day.
Guy T Crowl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Staten Island, ny USA - Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 21:12:41 (EST)
Great photos of your last 2005 trip.
Harold Rose (Shattemuc YC)
Harold Rose <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 14:51:23 (EST)
It was a privilege to present Launch 5 a Sector New York Command Coin at yesterday's Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 6 Change of Watch for the great work you do to advance Coast Guard missions on the Hudson River. Keep up the great work and thanks for being "Semper Paratus!"
CAPT Glenn Wiltshire
Commander, USCG Sector New York
CAPT Glenn Wiltshire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Staten Island, NY USA - Monday, January 16, 2006 at 10:05:02 (EST)
Greg, Enjoyed the photos. Hope all is well with you and your Launch 5 family. Even though I'm a Boston guy...I Love NY.
michael black <email@example.com>
orlando, fl USA - Monday, January 16, 2006 at 08:25:30 (EST)
THE NORTHERN LIGHT IS A REAL GOOD COMMON RAIL DIESEL I KNOW THE HARD WORK BEING A MK2 IN THE COAST GUARD AND DOING MANY ENGINE AND RED GEAR CHANGE OUTS. I HANDLE THE 47 MLB FOR COAST GUARD STATION FT PIERCE AND SWAPPPED BOTH MAINS OUT THIS YEAR. THE INSTALL LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING REAL WELL, I CANT BELIVE HOW FAR THAT BOAT HAS COME I REMEMBER IT IN P-TOWN SITTING IN A FIELD. I CAN REALLY SEE THAT GREG HAS SOME TALENTED HELP. IF I CAN EVER BE ASSISTANCE TO ANYONE DROP ME AN E-MAIL OR HAVE PICCIANO GIVE ME A CALL. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. KEEP THE SEATS GREASED OR THE SLIDERS WILL BECOME DIFFICULY.
MICHAEL F SABIA <MSABIA@STAFTPIERCE.USCG.MIL>
FT PIERCE, FL USA - Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11:34:15 (EST)
To Greg and the rest of the crew: You've got a lot to be proud of. This boat's history is rich, and because of you it's future will continue to be one of service on New York's waterways. I know just who to call if I ever have a story requiring marine expertise! - Chris Glorioso/WPIX
Chris Glorioso / WPIX <CGlorioso@Tribune.com>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 22:01:01 (EST)
Great website. Congratulations and best of luck.
Marcy McGinnis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York, NY USA - Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 19:09:57 (EST)
On Saturday, 15 October 2005, approximately two thousand Scouts met at Croton Point Park to take part in Operation Thunderbird. Along with Westchester County Police, elements of the New York Guard, 56th Brigade, were tasked to provide security for the event. We turned to our friends at the USCG AUX to assist us in providing security on the water front. Launch 5 was dispatched and played an integral role in assiting us with our mission, making sure that all of the young participants were safe and secure. Thanks to Greg Porteus and his crew for another job well done!
MAJ JOHN MANGIALARDI, NYG <s15thCMA@aol.com>
Hartsdale, NY USA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 17:50:31 (EST)
Greg, I spent a great afternoon with charlie luceno at a Bethany College reunion and he told me of the great work bening done by Launch 5 and the crew. Being in Law Enforcement myself I understand and respect the mission you and the crew have undertaken and appreciate the time and effort you all have put into Launch 5. Hope to get up to see Charlie sometime and would love to see Launch 5 up close and personal. DREW
Drew c. McConaghy <email@example.com>
Cambridge, Oh USA - Monday, November 07, 2005 at 10:09:10 (EST)
I spent a month with a mad thing and so far have made it though
Bill M Helms <BMHelms@aol.com>
Huntsville, Al USA - Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 20:22:46 (EDT)
Thanks for a wonderful experience and thank you for only putting two lawyers overboard (into the zodiac) rather than three. I had a blast and would welcome any future opportunity to join this great crew on another adventure.
CPT. Michael Levinson, NYG JAG 56 BDE <Michael.Levinson@Cityofyonkers.com>
Goldens Bridge, NY USA - Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 16:41:29 (EDT)
I have admired this vessel from the first time I saw her while attending sail ship naval battle re-enactment under the bear mountain bridge. I am a life member of Minisceongo Yacht Club and campaign a 36' aft cabin Carver. I am writing this message from Tikrit, Iraq where I am currently completing an 18 month tour supporting OIF-III. I am hoping to be on the river again for the summer of 06. Hope to see you than.
Mark Hechinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hawthorne, NJ USA - Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 14:21:02 (EDT)
Awsome re-build!!!! I am a member of USCGAUX as well and am always proud when I see my fellow Coast Guardsmen doing such a wonderful thing...Semper Paratus!!!
Scott Doggette <email@example.com>
Newport News, Va USA - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 13:12:29 (EDT)
saw the write up in pro. mariner. great rebuild. do you have any before and during rebuild photos?
bill riggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
va beach, va USA - Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 23:53:03 (EDT)
yo pic,it was good to see you hope to do so again in the near future, len
Len Gober <email@example.com>
croton on hudson, ny USA - Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 21:29:48 (EDT)
None yet, still absorbing the info...........
USA - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 19:06:11 (EDT)
First, I would like to thank both Greg and Jim for the wonderful ride up the Hudson. It was a wonderul experience. Most importantly, I would like to commend Greg, the crew of Launch No. 5 and especially my grandson Chris (sorry, but proud!!) for the amazing job you all did in response to hurricane Katrina and for all the good and positive work both the Launch No. 5 Search and Rescue foundation and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary does on a daily basis. You have saved countless lives and will continue to do so. That is a great deal to be proud of. You are role models for all of us.
Shaftsbury, VT USA - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 12:01:33 (EDT)
Sorry I took so long to look into your web site, it is great. Have a safe trip in New orleans.
Joe Hughes <CodeJ230@optonline.net>
Yorktown Hgts., NY USA - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 10:58:47 (EDT)
Jim Picciano is my dad and I'm very proud of his service for the US Coast Guard. He is the best father! He's the greatest.
chris picciano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ossining,ny, ny USA - Sunday, September 04, 2005 at 22:38:41 (EDT)
UPDATE: The Zodiac inflatables have been turned over to a State Police SAR team for immediate deployment to the Gulf Coast where they are badly needed. Cliff and Chris trained the troopers on the setup and use of the inflatables which are now enroute to where they will be deployed within the hour.
USA - Friday, September 02, 2005 at 11:34:46 (EDT)
UPDATE: Chris Gagne and Cliff Forrest have arrived at Camp Shelby with the Zodiacs. They are lining up the required innoculations and are seeking out assignments. Initial reports are that their arrival with the Zodiacs are VERY much needed and it's likely they will be deployed in some capacity
USA - Friday, September 02, 2005 at 01:31:16 (EDT)
Greg and crew- since 1982 after I got out of the air force I have been boating
on the Hudson,over the years I have been involved in many incidents or
mishaps on the Hudson river( not involved myself but helping out). Because
of the lack of experience of many recreational boaters the mishaps will
continue to happen. Over the years I have often said that more emergency
responders are needed out there and I have even tried to get the supervisors
of my local fire dept. to recognize the fact that we are indeed needed out
there. I am out there many times at night fishing and sometimes feel that I
have the river to myself and i know that if for whatever reason I needed
help that people like you will be there. your web site is great and I really
hope that you all continue to do what you have been doing out there. as an
emergency responder myself in a city, a small community and the air national
guard I do know how important that you and your crew are to the Hudson
valley-keep up the good work and be safe! FF Joseph "Jody" Carroll Montrose.
Great time out there a few weeks ago!!!
F.F. Joseph "Jody" Carroll, Montrose Fire <email@example.com >
Montrose, NY USA - Monday, August 29, 2005 at 18:02:47 (EDT)
It was Sunday, August 7th, when my Uncle took his wife, his e-bay partner, my daughter, her boyfriend, and me on his boat for a short early evening swim. We were heading out to the other side of Croton Point Park from Shattemuc. Before we knew it, the propeller hit bottom because the water was too shallow. We were stuck. Luckily the radio worked and within minutes of sending the distress call, 3 wonderful men, Greg, Jim, and Phil, came to our rescue and even lent me a cell phone so that I could call my landlubber son. They managed to keep straight faces and not laugh at us for our self-imposed misfortune. They were friendly and helpful and kept our spirits up while we waited for a tow. Hats off to the Coast Guard Auxillary out of Shattemuc! They deserve good things!
Theresa Baer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ossining, NY USA - Monday, August 22, 2005 at 22:58:30 (EDT)
I would like to thank Greg and Jim for the ride on launch 5, i had a great time well have to do again some time.
Ryan Peterson <email@example.com>
pownal, vt USA - Monday, August 22, 2005 at 21:27:48 (EDT)
Thank you very much for the opportunity to train with you yesterday on Haverstraw Bay. It was a privledge to work with the crew of Launch 5 and I have to tell you I think the experience is invaluable. Just hope I contributed to the mission. I did learn a great deal. Your generosity in including people from my flotilla is something I will never forget.
John J. Gallagher
Member, USCGAUX 1SR 5-10
John Gallagher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York, NY USA - Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 11:45:33 (EDT)
Hi Launch 5 crew, i had a really great time looking around ur website, This site is amazing and just so much history of Launch 5 made it very interesting and i like the photo's and the video's you guys have of ur missions and i understand how committed you guys are to volunteer i volunteer for my local fire and ems. Well i have to go, keep up the good work Launch 5 crew.
Rock Tavern, NY USA - Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 15:20:28 (EDT)
This was a very nice story of Number 5 keep up the good
Past FC of 8wr 3106.. An vietnam vet boat capt on PBR's
James L. Epps Sr. SO-CC - 3106 <g_louepps@Yahoo.com>
Derby, Ks USA - Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 13:09:14 (EDT)
I was trying to copy the pictures from your gallery of the Boat race last year and it wouldnt let me...Is there anyway to get copies of the ones that our boats in them?
MK3 Eichelberger <email@example.com>
Pt. Pleasant, NJ USA - Tuesday, August 09, 2005 at 03:12:47 (EDT)
I will be sure to read the book when it comes out.
New York, NY USA - Friday, August 05, 2005 at 11:53:33 (EDT)
I just watched the DVD.
I'm touring the site now.
-Dan Lombardo WFPD
Dan Lombardo <Lumpafett@aol.com>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Wednesday, July 06, 2005 at 19:39:50 (EDT)
Excellent DVD!! It was very informative and entertaining. It's nice to know that the Hudson is patrolled by such a motivated group of volunteers. It's also very inspiring to see the results of the years of hard work. What was once scuttled is now providing a service, both in safety and in preserving our history. I look forward to checking out Launch 5 more closely.
Ian Llewellyn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fishkill, NY USA - Monday, June 20, 2005 at 19:39:05 (EDT)
thanks to NYPD Det. Porteus for linking me to your site. What a terrific story and a beautiful boat!
kerry oconnell <email@example.com>
ny, ny USA - Friday, June 10, 2005 at 09:33:32 (EDT)
cool site...great history, lost of cool stuff
Barry Sofferman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Thursday, June 02, 2005 at 14:04:31 (EDT)
Looking forward to seeing you! Nice picture! bye and luke I'm your father hhhhhh! from:johnny
Johnny McCormick <Jsmch81@aol.com>
Nyack, New York USA - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 11:43:41 (EDT)
You and your team have done a wonderful job restoring this boat with a long and distinguished history. All the best to you and everyone involved in this project.
Robert Mazurak <Rmazurak@aol.com>
Bedford, NY USA - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 22:41:13 (EDT)
A great site! I'm a Customs special agent now with Homeland Security (25 years on the job). I had the pleasure of working with Harbor Charlie of the NYPD during Operation Sail 1986, and had a great time. My wife's cousin, Kevin Gillespie, was an NYPD officer also killed in the line of duty in the Bronx in 1996. It's a wonderful thing you've done, keeping history alive. Keep up the food work!
Bob Castioni <email@example.com>
New York, NY USA - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 16:03:00 (EDT)
Maria - This site looks great. Thanks for telling me all about it. Lets meet and talk about raising money for the group.
Darren Rigger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Peekskill, NY USA - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 14:28:42 (EDT)
Saw the Launch the last time you were in Waterford. Wondering if you were coming again thJackis year?
Jack O'Hare <email@example.com>
Waterford, NY USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 14:38:24 (EDT)
Keep up the good work. Looks great. Saw one of your crew was named Smith Bent Propeller. I once knew a Howie smith, at Orchard Beach but he belonged to the bent umbrella club.
Again keep up the good work
nicholas walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
croton, ny USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 16:14:54 (EDT)
Maria - your boss's website looks great - looking forward to coming about this spring - I will see if I can get you any donations! Karen G.
Karen Gilchrist <email@example.com>
Mahopac, NY USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 18:31:31 (EST)
I met Greg at a Self Stotage trade show in Phily. What an amazing story, you are all to be commended!
Tim Casey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, March 21, 2005 at 12:24:55 (EST)
Can't wait to ride the Hudson in this beautiful boat with Paige and the whole super-cool crew! - Ken
Ken Dashow <email@example.com>
New York, NY USA - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 11:52:23 (EST)
Capt. Jim Chambers sent me scurrying to your website which I found most enlightening. I sail the Upper Bay of New York Harbor 12 months a year (except in ice floes), and would be delighted to have kids of all ages aboard to teach them sailing. Lots of other sailboaters out of Liberty Landing Marina have also expressed their desire to teach and show off the Harbor in all its wondrous traditions and history. Look forward to hearing from you!
Jack Edwards, M. D.
U.S. Sailing Vessel ARETE
Jack Edwards <Arete000@aol.com>
Union, NJ USA - Saturday, March 05, 2005 at 15:51:49 (EST)
Piloting helicopters for NYPD Aviation for 18 years I have come upon many commendable projects. Your Launch and crew are professional and worthy of praise. I loved the video of hoist ops with the USCG. Keep up the great work. As a sailor myself, I rely on resources like yours. I have a 37 foot Irwin sailboat "Polaris", Bayside Marina. Last summer I broke my wrist while sailing solo in the Sound, NYPD Harbor George got me home. Visit Little Neck Bay, we would love to see you on patrol. Thanks
Sgt John Galligan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 10:08:33 (EST)
Greg: When I get a call from Jim Picciano about parking at Group Atlantic City as there was limited parking at the Atlantic City Airpot I got flashbacks to the days when I worked with you and your crew. Looking at your web page it seams like you continue to carry on and perform with outstanding results. Next time you get down to Pt Pleasant give me a call and I will stop up and visit. Tom Peck, OTO 1SR (Ret.)
Tom Peck <email@example.com>
Petersburg, NJ USA - Monday, February 21, 2005 at 07:56:22 (EST)
CG AUX STATION FT PIERCE FL
HOBE SOUND, FL USA - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 12:28:20 (EST)
Myself and Jake Kyer met Paige and Pete at the Mohegan Sun Winefest a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed meeting them and hearing about Launch 5. I was amazed when I finally came to the website at all the work that the USCG auxiliary do to help the community and the USCG. I think all active duty Coast Guard personnel should really contact their local auxiliary flotillas and see what they are really about. I apologize to Paige and Pete about my belated reply and just wanted to thank Paige and Pete again for the hospitality and generosity that they showed my friend and I. Fair winds and following seas!
Joshua Zike <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New London, CT USA - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 14:20:13 (EST)
Your work is surely blessed by God. Our country is stronger because of all of you and your willingness to give of your time to this noble cause. We hope to help and visit
Pina Templeton <jtempleton5@comcast,net>
Bryn Mawr, PA USA - Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 09:04:39 (EST)
It's a wonderful site/sight.
Belvidere, nj USA - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 19:51:24 (EST)
Thank you so much for creating this website.
NY, NY USA - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 15:08:33 (EST)
Great work Greg, and to the entire crew.
Pete Carpenter <NYPATCHES@AOL.COM>
Hopewell Jct, NY USA - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 07:37:20 (EST)
This website was very refreshing to view. To me it shows a pure sign of love of the water and a great respect to the Officer to whom the boat is named . I also thought about the generation of children today. I would like to see more youth's get involed with a foundation like this then to watch MTV learn nothing ......Great work to all.....
Karen Capasso <cloudy914k@AOL.COM>
ossining, N.Y, USA - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 14:07:35 (EST)
My friend and I ran into Paige and Pete while at the Mohegan Sun Winefest. Thanks for everything, and for telling us about your site. It is quite interesting, and I think it is important for future Coast Guard officers to understand the history behind units like these. The impact that auxiliary units just like this one have on the active duty Coast Guard is immeasurable, and we thank you for it. We just might have to hit you up for a ride sometime. Thanks again for everything, and good luck!
Jake Kyer <email@example.com>
New London, CT United States - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 22:40:43 (EST)
I WORKED THE 9TH PRECINCT THAT NIGHT AND REMEMBER WELL THE TRAGEDY. GOD BLESS HANK AND HIS FAMILY
Joseph Scotto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SI, NY USA - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 19:22:17 (EST)
Nice job Greg !!!
George Davis <Donutblue@aol.com>
Poughquag, NY USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 23:05:59 (EST)
brentwood, NY USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11:54:08 (EST)
Very impressive! Keep up the good work!
azzy reckess <email@example.com>
poughkeepsie, ny USA - Saturday, January 08, 2005 at 20:34:33 (EST)
Pic, I love the pics.
Flushing, NY USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 17:16:13 (EST)
Nice Picture... and nice Bass T-shirt!
Pleasantville, NY USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 13:02:15 (EST)
Very interesting photos and history
BARRY MATTHEWS <WESTCHESTER.COLLECTIBLES2@VERIZON.NET>
WHITE PLAINS, USA - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 17:01:18 (EST)
Greatly enjoyed our patrol with you on Thanksgiving Day. Great vessel and fine crew. Keep up the good work and fellowship. Bill Mebane (Charlie Luceno's father-in-law)
William N. Mebane III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wyndmoor, PA USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 15:00:53 (EST)
A special thanks to the crew of Launch #5, Greg, Jim, Cliff and Charlie for letting us join them Thankgiving day morning for a patrol up the Hudson. As a marine biologist here in Woods Hole I now have a much better appreciation for the incredible work performed by the Coast Guard Auxillary. In addittion to their work pretaining to "Homeland Security" issues and protecting the boating public, these guys (and gals) really have their heart into protecting the well-being of the river - floatsom doesn't escape the Launch 5 boathook, and god help the poor soul who trys dumping any oil! I have a great deal of respect for the skill, professionalism, and dedication shown by the crew of Launch 5. NY is lucky to have them! Thanks again for a great start to a nice Thanksgiving Day.
Bill Mebane <email@example.com>
Woods Hole, MA USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 13:15:08 (EST)
Patrick Brock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 09:51:14 (EST)
Born and raised in NJ, rowed on the Passaic river with Nutley High school rowing team, 1948-9. Good article in PassageMaker.
Bob Heidrich <email@example.com>
Aiea, HI USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 20:08:18 (EST)
Well, I finally made it to the web site. The trip up to ride on Launch 5 was the easy part. Congragulations!!! It all came out great. Really enjoyed the history and the old time pictures. Good going to all of the Launch 5 crew. I think it was well worth it. Great Job. Thanks for the unforgettable ride and for the T-shirt Greg; I shall wear it proudly.
David Porteus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Waynesboro, PA USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 18:20:05 (EST)
YOU AND YOUR CREW ARE TO BE COMMENDED ON THE GREAT SERVICE YOU ARE PROVIDING TO OUR AREA. IT IS GREAT TO SEE HOW YOU AND YOUR CREW GIVE SO SELFLESSLY.
George R. Camp <email@example.com>
Ossining, ny USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 18:32:49 (EDT)
Thank you Launch5 for coming to my rescue! I'll never forget that day nor will I ever forget that tanker headingtowards me and missing me by 10 feet!
I owe you big time.
Chris George <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NY, NY USA - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 15:27:31 (EDT)
The December 2004 PassageMaker magazine article is what brought me to your website. I want to commend you and your crew and a job well done. It is great to see so many people involved in such a worthwhile project.
I am originally from Throgs Neck in the Bronx (The four-five), and many times in my younger years, the mid and late 70's to be specific, I had to call NYPD Harbor units to tow me and my boat back to my marina....maybe your dad and I had met one of those times. They were always willing to lend a hand and to them I will be forever grateful.
Good luck with this project and hopefully the memory of Patrolman Wallburger will live on for many more years.
USPS Port Captain
Sodus Bay, NY
M/V Lucky Find II
Al Baris <email@example.com>
Clyde, NY USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 07:29:49 (EDT)
I am retired from a Police Department in North Jersey after serving for 27 years. I found Launch No5 information and history extreamly interesting. One question I do have, what color is the hull. Some of the pictures show it blue and others show it a dark green. Being a model maker of sorts, I had always wanted to build of model of NYCPD harbor launch. This might be the one.. Could you help me with the correct hull color? Again.. a job well done by the whole crew.. thank you...
Dan Hagan <DJHagan1318@Comcast.net>
Lanoka Harbor, NJ USA - Friday, October 15, 2004 at 12:28:07 (EDT)
Launch No 5 is now official as a not for profit organization dedicated to Environmental, Search & Rescue, Education and Historic Preservation on the Hudson River.
You can help keep Launch 5 active and vital by making a contribution on our foundation page.
Bill Smith <bs@BSartist.com>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 09:17:59 (EDT)
larry koch retired harbor
USA - Monday, October 04, 2004 at 14:46:52 (EDT)
Enjoyed you page, I had been told of this site by Jim at a gathering in the Virginia Beach area.
Timothy R Burrows <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Norfolk , VA USA - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 10:46:45 (EDT)
Congratulations on your accomplishments. As a retired navy saturation diver, bomb disposal team member and special warfare, I know the dedication and efforts required to return Launch -5 to active service.
Chuck McCoy <email@example.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 10:56:12 (EDT)
The restoration project of the NYPD Harbor Launch 5 was very interesting,as a member of the NYPD,I am glad that a little more of the rich history is preserved and not forgotten. Thank You.
Edward Walz <INF197@aol.com>
Lindenhurst, NY USA - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 18:48:13 (EDT)
On 9/11/04 met with Mike & Greg. Great bunch of guys...True NYPD & NYSP sense of humor. Can't wait to come down with family & cops for harbour tour. Promise to bring plenty of cold-ones. Beautiful Vessel!
If you guys ever need a favor...reach out!
Sgt. Mike Riley
Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office
Marine Patrol Division
Sergeant Michael S. Riley #2068 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
castleton, ny 12033 - Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 23:58:12 (EDT)
My son, Robert, and I enjoyed our trip on Friday September 3, 2004 with your brother, Gerry, and the rest of the crew from Putnam Hospital Center. Thnak you for your time.
John Mulreany <JMPC322@RCN.COM>
CARMEL, NY USA - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 08:47:34 (EDT)
WE SPOKE ON THE PHONE ABOUT LIGHTS ON THE BOAT
JOHN O'NEILL <THELIGHTRAYINC@CS.COM>
PEEKSKILL, NY USA - Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 11:40:55 (EDT)
We really enjoyed the ride to the boat race.
Flo Melo Point Pleasant First Aid Dive Team
Flo Melo <email@example.com>
PointPleasant Beach, NJ USA - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 09:16:01 (EDT)
Jim, just wanted to say thanks again for going above and beyond the call of duty to help me and my family while stuck on the Hudson. I hope to return the favor some day. I'll be in touch. Pass on my thanks to Peter as well. Gerrick.
Gerrick Munoz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York, NY USA - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 21:24:17 (EDT)
NYPD 10th PCT / East Hampton Lifeguard
It was nice meeting you and your family on Thursday, I would enjoy going out with you aboard Launch No5, let me know your schedule. -Sean
Sean Daly <email@example.com>
East Hampton, NY USA - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 18:16:01 (EDT)
lynn is a friend who told me about your site. you've all done a terrific good with the site and the boat. i did 30 yrs. with fdny until retirement after 9/11. knew a few of the boys on the fdny boats and how much all the boats did to get people to hospitals in jersey after the collapse. keep it going.
bill crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
bronxville, ny USA - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 00:25:41 (EDT)
Great seeing you and your bro especially together, it was a treat for me!
Len Gober <email@example.com>
Croton on Hudson, N.Y. USA - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 23:21:42 (EDT)
Awesome job and website!! It was great to see the boat in person the other day!!! Kepp up the good work!!!!! Love, Nancy & Joe
Nancy Aquino ( Dougherty) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Massapequa, NY USA - Tuesday, July 06, 2004 at 19:09:37 (EDT)
Greg,I found this web site to be very interesting and informative.The work you and the crew of Launch 5 do in service to others is very commendable.
Charlie Dougherty <Cid47@aol.com>
Long Island , NY USA - Tuesday, July 06, 2004 at 18:18:56 (EDT)
I work with Lynn at CBS and am President of Aqua Rock Productions. (Underwater and nature video, and am working on a documentary on disabled people (children) learning how to scuba dive (the HSA Handicapped Scuba Association)
Jeffrey Salgo <email@example.com>
Forest Hills, NY USA - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 10:24:16 (EDT)
Greg, what a wonderful story and a huge accomplishment! You are an amazing man with many admirable qualities to make this all happen.
Mary Irish <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Yorktown Heights, NY USA - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 22:15:02 (EDT)
Great job Greg and to all concerned. Looking forward to the book.
Frank Morris <email@example.com>
Pearl River, NY USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 12:17:01 (EDT)
Came by to check out the Launch and see Lynn at her other responsibilities.
JEFF RINGEL <JHRINGEL@CBS.COM>
NY, NY USA - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 16:36:36 (EDT)
greg: nice meeting you
Ted Frerking <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ossining, NY USA - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 16:41:48 (EDT)
My students and I enjoyed the Queen Mary Pictures great job.
Paul Frank, Teacher
USA - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 14:04:28 (EDT)
Hi my name is cody my uncle Don told me about you wanting him to be a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary i think he should.The boat you restored looks cool.
cody elmendorf <email@example.com>
caroga lake, ny USA - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 17:57:03 (EDT)
WHEN WE GETTING UNDERWAY
USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 20:18:28 (EDT)
keep up the great work launch 13 is also being brought back if you have any info please contact me all the best jim chambers
jim chambers <firstname.lastname@example.org up>
USA - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 08:52:07 (EST)
Thanks so much for guarding our river, and for your bravery.
julie gaughran <email@example.com>
mount kisco, ny USA - Friday, March 05, 2004 at 11:15:49 (EST)
Good Job! Keep the River Safe.
Founding Commander Flotilla 6/7
croton on hudson, ny USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 13:34:25 (EST)
Hello Greg, I was just talking with Gerald the other day about our genealogy stuff and he told me all about you and this project. Went online today to do some research and suddenly found myself here. Did not know you had it all online. The project sounded very impressive when Gerald told me about it and now its even more impressive. What a great job and wonderful dedication to a great man! And by the way, Gerald said that if I get out that way, I could go for a ride up the river on it!! Hahaha! He giving out free rides now!! Best of luck to you and your crew.
Your Michigan cousin (no, we have never met),
Ronnie (nee Waters) Aungst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 14:35:11 (EST)
Great Site- I was in the Harbor Unit from 1957 thru 1975. Those were great years .Say hello to Jerry for me and I will let other Harbor men know about the site.
Good Luck Joe Henry
Joseph Henry <email@example.com>
Greenport, N.Y. USA - Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 10:48:50 (EST)
very nice job
tom dellacorte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wappinger Falls, ny USA - Friday, January 30, 2004 at 22:41:41 (EST)
susan verra <email@example.com>
putnam valley, n.y. USA - Friday, January 23, 2004 at 21:27:56 (EST)
Thanks to all "cops on a beat" who never know what they will encounter. Underpaid, overworked, but never under appreciated.
God bles and keep each of you and your families.
W T Arnold, Jr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 26, 2003 at 15:23:01 (EST)
An incredible story. Several years ago, I had two USCG auxiliarists as guests on my cable tv show SECOND TO NONE. Like my brothers and sisters in the NYPD auxiliary police, you don't get the recognition you deserve. I have passed your website on to guys I know in NYPD auxiliary harbor. Congrats to all on a job well done; Happy holidays to all...it's Christmas Eve.
Eric Wollman, Aux. Capt. NYPD <email@example.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 16:04:47 (EST)
A wonderful story and memorial to a officer who could have been anyone of us. Mike Reingold former MOS 20 pct.
Scarsdale, NY USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 14:12:24 (EST)
Great Site and a Great Job.
I was a Lt.and the XO of the NYPD Auxiliary Harbor Unit for 8 years and worked out of LRS in the Bronx. I really miss it and all the great people up there. You guys have done a GREAT job on launch 5. Gook Luck
Capt. Robert Oliva <ROliva45@aol.com>
Malverne, NY USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 13:12:43 (EST)
A great site and wonderful tribute to one who made the supreme sacrifice.
Houston Police Retired
Breck Porter <Breck@BreckPorter.Com>
Jamaica Beach, Tx USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 09:39:54 (EST)
Fantastic story... I was alerted to this Site by another CG Auxiliary member who is also a NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer.
Seems he knows Bill Smith and through a series of conversations realized that Bill knows me through another friend. I haven't seen Bill since 1978.
I love this story. As an admitted POLICE BUFF and lover of all things antique I am very happy and pround that you were able to salvage this fine vessel.
Similar to friends of mine who restore of NYPD Police cars or " RMP's " aas we call them..
Keep up the great work.
NYPD Highway Patrol Unit 1
Mike DiPalma <MikeHighway1@aol.com>
NYC, NY USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 01:05:48 (EST)
Hey it's Ariel (Greg's daughter) I wus loking at this website and it's really cool. Hopefully my picture can be on it soon...
Ossining, NY USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 23:14:40 (EST)
MY FATHER PTL.PASQUALE CONTE IS HOLDING ROSATO IN PHOTO AT THE SCENE OF THE SHOOTING
FORMER POLICE OFFICER JAMES CONTE <KRAMDEN328@AOL.COM>
MASSAPEQUA PK, NY USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 19:41:59 (EST)
greg i cant get into the photo gallery??
Colleen Porteus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Putnam Valley, NY USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 12:14:49 (EST)
Enjoyed meeting everyone at the Toys for Tots dinner. Hoped you enjoyed your stay in New Orleans. I will give a call if I am in the New York area. Thanks again.
Kris Szczechowicz <email@example.com>
Kenner, LA USA - Friday, December 05, 2003 at 15:41:50 (EST)
keep up the great work nov 03 just returned sailed from st johns newfoundland to co kerry ireland as mate on the irish barque jeanie johnston
jim chambers <capt firstname.lastname@example.org>
ny , ny USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 13:00:58 (EST)
Greg, this site keeps gettng better and better--kudos to all involved. This project is an inspiration to all.
Bill McMorrow <email@example.com>
Woodcliff Lake, NJ USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 22:36:38 (EST)
Great web site!
Sal Ruggiero, SO-MV, 1SR, 04-04 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Colonia, NJ USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 21:22:50 (EST)
Enjoyed my visit on Launch 5. Great website.
Howard Friedberg <N2YYC@worldnet.att.net>
Long Island, N.Y. USA - Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 22:00:02 (EST)
Keep up the great work! The kids and I enjoyed the web site very much.
Best wishes to all,
Henry Schwalbenberg <email@example.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 16:13:09 (EST)
Great story, read about it in "American Police beat" newspaper. I retired from the NYPD in "82" and surely can relate to the 60`s, we lost many Brave Officer`s.
Much luck with Launch # 5, you have done an outstanding job,
Stay Safe,Semper Fi
Rich Gray (Proudly Retired NYCPD)
Richard E. Gray <Bearsy24@yahoo.com>
AZ USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 08:28:49 (EST)
What a great website! Impressive history and dedication.-As always, you went above and beyond expectations! Keep up the good work.
Debbie Costello <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Verplanck, NY USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 12:31:30 (EDT)
Thanks for letting me drive the boat again. Next time can we go to New York City?
Brendan Porteus <Porteusb@aol.com>
Yorktown Heights, NY USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 12:41:43 (EDT)
God bless and God speed.
NM MP Troup 6, MP 523
Carter T. McDaniel <email@example.com>
Alamogordo, NM USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 08:43:40 (EDT)
Greg, Always remember the difference you are making in people's lives with this Launch. There are a number of these same fifty two footers around in various states of repair and disrepair but all locked up in private or utilitarian uses. The manner in which you make this boat so available to all past and present NYPD Harbor members is truly admirable.
And it's not just "making it available". You are really keeping it "in the family". As awesome as it is that Launch 5 represents the spirit of Henry Walburger, it's much more than that. It represents significant parts of the lives of anyone who served on any one of that launch's vintage. This really hit home to me when I observed the look on Lt. Walker's face yesterday when she laid eyes on the Launch after 15 years.
Not everyone who served will look back as fondly - or even care. But for those who do, you are playing an invaluable role. You are helping to keep a precious culture alive. And I know you won't stop there. You will not be content to keep it in the family. You are expanding that family by providing a gathering place and showcase for a culture which will inevitably attract people with the same values as our fathers and the others that truly appreciate what it meant to be part of that Unit.
Semper Vivo !
Bill Smith <bs@BSartist.com>
New York, NY USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 14:27:06 (EDT)
We were invited on the boat this past Saturday with Boy ScoutnTroop 49 Ossining, New Yor--the boys had a great time--the adult leaders had an even better time--we'll be back whenever we're invited and we have several canidates intersted in becoming crew and particpating in a junior CGAux program--Thanks again!
John P. Quartucio
Ossining, USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 07:10:03 (EDT)
Wow! What an endeavor.
Chris Porteus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Millerton, NY USA - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 09:20:02 (EDT)
Great site, great job!
mike callanan <email@example.com>
congers, ny USA - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 12:46:43 (EDT)
The Township of Ocean Police Department's Underwater Search & Recovery Team (Monmouth County, New Jersey) would like to extend praise and thanks to Greg, Jim, and Cliff for their professional courtesy and services that they provided to our team during the Point Pleasant Offshore Powerboat Races that were held on August 15, 2003. You are to be commended for keeping a piece of history alive; the salvage and restoration of Launch 5 is breathtaking and shows the dedication that you have put forth to make a dream a reality. We hope that we may someday soon be afforded the pleasure of diving from your vessel again. Until then, remain safe and let us never forget the ultimate sacrifices that our fellow brothers have made. Thank-you! Twp. of Ocean Police Divers E. Kerecman, J. Loizos, T. Thompson, M. DeSimone, J. Wilbert, L. Laffan, D. Schoch, G. Spanarkel.
Eric Kerecman <EKK214@att.net>
Twp. of Ocean, NJ USA - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 16:58:17 (EDT)
Retired NYPD Detective. Love what you did. You met my son Angelo last week he is a Peekskill Police Officer. I did my BEST 4years on the job in Emergency Sqd. 3 in the Bronx. Once again GREAT WORK
dennis antonucci <firstname.lastname@example.org>
jefferson valley, ny USA - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 20:22:14 (EDT)
pretty neat sight!
Ossining, ny USA - Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 21:21:25 (EDT)
Greg & Jim,
Thank you for a great day and the boat ride. I wish I lived in your area so I could join the team. Also, thank you for the Launch No. 5 shirt.
Andy Riccio <email@example.com>
Twinsburg, OH USA - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 22:18:50 (EDT)
Great job all the way around!!!
Rocco & Jimmy Trapasso <Roccot@bestweb.net>
Ossining, ny USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 21:31:52 (EDT)
I came out to the marina in Ossining last Friday to take some pictures with my nephew of the sunset. At this time we were both introduced to the Walburger. I'm an ex cop from Georgia and I thank the crew for sharing the history of this vessel. Keep me on the mailing list, I want to keep up with her.
Thank you guys and keep up the good work.....
Dennis Abrams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlanta, GA USA - Monday, July 28, 2003 at 18:00:59 (EDT)
right full rudder and meet her!
nice boat good looking crew.
wally ecke <valter4@yah..com>
north bergen, nj USA - Monday, July 21, 2003 at 18:09:59 (EDT)
michael black <email@example.com>
orlando, fl USA - Monday, July 21, 2003 at 10:20:45 (EDT)
Hi Greg........we met last winter at the lodge at Jiminy Peak (my daughter was snowboarding). Since we spoke I bravely got on a pair of skis and did, indeed, make it up to the top of Jiminy Peak!! Unfortunately my daughter missed a turn-off and we ended up going down one of the more difficult trails rather than the beginner one. Since I had so much fun and regained my confidence as a skier, I spent the weekend at Stratton Mountain with my daughter and husband skiing for two straight days. How far I've come!! So, nice website and maybe I'll see you on the slopes next season! Kathy (Did you seek further information about the name "Kavanagh"?)
MA USA - Friday, July 18, 2003 at 19:17:59 (EDT)
I read this story of Launch 5 and was fascinated to know its history and some of its origional crew (like Uncle Jerry). Certainly, he must be thrilled to know that his family and friends have made this historic moment happen. Another landmark for uncle jerry, nypd, family and friends and ny. Well Done, Well Done. You all should be proud of yourselves. P.S. When its complete and you would like it blessed, I'd be happy to do it.
Deacon larry & Judy O'Toole <Deacon_OToole@NYMC.EDU>
Stony Point, NY USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 13:40:19 (EDT)
Greg and Crew:
You have a wonderful Web site. My wife and I are members at Shattemuc YC. We toured the Launch not long ago on the day that you ferried a bride to her wedding. Stop by for a visit at the Club when you can. I have told some of our members that you welcome visits to the Launch. Perhaps you will meet some of them soon.
howard hellman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
yorktown, ny USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 11:03:57 (EDT)
A problem with the logbook over the last few days has been corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Bill Smith <bs@BSartist.com>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 00:50:45 (EDT)
Retired PO 5Yrs 6th Pct. 15 Yrs, Highway Patrol Good friend of Henry W. and Scott W.
Robert F Flood Sr. <email@example.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 11:52:06 (EDT)
Good luck on your adventures
Vincent G Mattera
Vincent G. Mattera <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 11:49:25 (EDT)
I served in the 9th Pct with Ptl Walburger's son Scott during the late 80's and early 90's. His father's face was on the wall behind the desk, and a roll call didn't go by that I didn't think about the terrible sacrifice made by Scott's father. The fact that this boat has been restored is a wonderful honor to the entire walburger family as well as the NYPD Family.
USA - Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 01:55:37 (EDT)
This web-site, the story it tells, and the phots (of course) are truely wonderful. I greatly appreciate having the opportunity to meet you and spend the day on Launch 5. I fell like I've made a friend, and look forward to our getting together again soon. I'll call you tomorrow - the pictures of the Parade of Ships are ready.
Steve Trachtman <Stevetrachtman@aol.com>
Great Neck, NY USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 22:56:40 (EDT)
Hey Uncle Greg, when am I going to get to drive again? Let me know, my steering has improved. Oh, and leave my father at home this time.
Brendan Porteus <email@example.com>
Yorktown, NY USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:24:39 (EDT)
Hey Greg, I finally got a minute to view the site. Great job and a lot of fun to explore. When are you taking us out again? Have fun, Stephanie
Yorktown, NY USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:21:38 (EDT)
Hey Greg, I finally got a minute to view the site. Great job and a lot of fun to explore. When are you taking us out again? Have fun, Stephanie
Yorktown, NY USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:21:38 (EDT)
This one of the best Tributes too a Brother Officer I've
seen, the photo's and an understanding of the continued
dedication to service makes one remember what the JOB is
all about, still..........................
John M. Vescio Ret NYPD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mohawk, NY USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 09:40:16 (EDT)
Roger S Blaho <email@example.com>
USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 20:05:04 (EDT)
Looks great Greg. Good Luck
Ed Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Verplanck, NY USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 10:27:34 (EDT)
I was privileged to be on Launch 5 during the 70's and I was happy to see it restored by such a fine young man as you Greg. It was my pleasure to meet all of you at the Bent Wheel and I hope to be able to sail on Launch 5 one day
Robert A. Conroy <RAEACONROY@AOL.COM>
Mass.Park , NY USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 14:51:54 (EDT)
Greg: You used your talents well! Tom Goodrich, Ret Harbor A (1979-1992)
Tom Goodrich <email@example.com>
Charlottesville, Va USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 10:17:31 (EDT)
Rick, keep the net handy !!
NY USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 23:49:07 (EDT)
One hell of a story about pride and devotion. Let me know if the movie is made as I will tape it.
Thomas J. Ciero
Wappingers Falls, NY USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 08:13:08 (EDT)
Current Harbor Charlie Pilot. 1992 Till present. (Commuter Boat Squad)
Robert M. Heagney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Staten Island, NY USA - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 21:06:40 (EDT)
Thanks for making us part of the Helo Ops. It was amazing!! Thanks for an awesome experience.
Peter Van Markwyk <email@example.com>
Beacon, NY USA - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 20:48:13 (EDT)
It was a great mock Rescue Op and a great web site!
MAJ John Mangialardi <S15thCMA>
Hartsdale, NY USA - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 19:31:00 (EDT)
Great web-site Greg !. stay Safe, Gary O...
Gary L. Olivier Rye NY Police
USA - Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 21:11:30 (EDT)
Excellent site. This world wide web is an amazing community.
Irvington, NY USA - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 22:20:51 (EDT)
Counting U,let me see, hmmmmm, too many in your family to count !!!!!
NYPD,FDNY,TRP, OZ USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 19:36:28 (EDT)
who,s the biggest buff here?
det patrick porteus
nyc, ny USA - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 23:28:24 (EDT)
Ken Sommers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NY, NY USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 15:03:37 (EDT)
Make una go front o I dey here ooooooooooooooooooo
lagos, Niger - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 12:41:19 (EDT)
Greg - Tremendous job done by you and the crew you put together. It is with true heart and determination that this endeavor could be accomplished. Excellent job on the web site especially on the history of Patrolman Walburger. Great picture of Uncle Gerald from 1966. Hope to see you soon. Ray
Lieutenant Raymond Porteus, N.Y.P.D. <Ray10864@aol.com>
LI, NY USA - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 10:54:27 (EDT)
Good luck with the paint work,if you need any further help
just call ne.
Tom Mulligan/International Paint
TOM MULLIGAN <TMulliganInter@AOL.com>
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 15:40:11 (EDT)
GREGORY, DON'T FORGET TO LET ME KNOW WHEN 5 IS COMING BACK UP, RAULO & I WILL MAKE THE TRIP W/U !
YA YA VILLE, NY USA - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 03:41:10 (EDT)
As one of the capt's at the Staten Island landfill I worked with Henry jr. for many weeks during the WTC recovery project under horrible conditions. Henry played a major role in facilitating the recovery effort,that would have made his father very proud. I had no knowledge of his fathers tragic death,it was never brought out. I salute those who raised LAUNCH 5. It is quite an honor for Henry jr to witness.Both he and his dad,served the city well. GOOD WORK !!
Ronald Facciponti(Ret.Capt,NYPD) <email@example.com>
staten island, N.Y. USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 23:12:04 (EDT)
I love the history and current service of Launch 5! It is due to the vision and focus of Greg Porteus that this vessel was lifted from the foggy bottom, renovated with care and made available for important homeland security missions. The Henry Walburger now flys the flags of the US and Coast Guard, carries qualified captain and crew, and can be seen patrolling the waters of the Hudson River, NY Harbor and Long Island Sound. It is a thrill to see such a sturdy and worthy working vessel watching our shores and looking out for the welfare of our citizens.
Elizabeth S. Blee, Lt. Colonel
United States Marine Corps Reserve Retired
Betsy Blee <BleeB@Pfizer.com>
Tarrytown, NY USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 13:55:45 (EDT)
Great site with wonderful pictures.
Terrie Bridgman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Croton-on-Hudson, NY USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 13:34:02 (EDT)
Great web site !!! To salvage this vessel and her dignity from her murky grave, painstakingly restore her, and have this once proud patrol vessel sail again in renewed glory is a tribute to her namesake as well as the men who so proudly served aboard her.
Charlie Abbene SCPD Marine Bureau
Charles L. Abbene <email@example.com>
Shirley, NY USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 20:23:34 (EDT)
LIFE LONG FRIEND TO HENRY JR. AND FAMILY .. GREAT TO SEE RECOGNITION OF A HERO I HAVE NEVER MET !
Vinny Papa < fxe hog 84>
EDISON, N.J. USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 16:44:34 (EST)
Great job...terrific website.
Billy McMorrow Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 20:36:22 (EST)
Great job to Greg and all involved in the restoration and on patrol. Terrific website. Continued success!
Bill McMorrow <email@example.com>
Woodcliff Lake, NJ USA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 19:18:54 (EST)
To Greg and the crew of Launch 5,
Congrtatulations for a job well done! I am proud to call you cousin. Keep up the good work.
Elizaabeth Porteus McMorrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Woodcliff Lake, NJ USA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 19:04:28 (EST)
Great looking web site. Nice presentation. Much better boating down here where I am though. Especially in the winter. Ha! Ha!
Joe Gloss <JLGloss@aol.com>
West Palm Beach, FL USA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 16:19:33 (EST)
Great job on the website and best of luck with your request for next medical board interview.
Det Richard Mayronne <email@example.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 09:04:25 (EST)
Greg, Thanks for the tour. Looks like you put together quite an impressive crew. Good Luck
Rick Regan <rregan@TML.com>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 15:17:31 (EST)
I would like to thank you and your fellow mates in the USCG Auxiliary for their invaluable training & assistance in the past to our members working out on the Hudson River right off Manhattan. I look forward to our units working more together in the future. We look forward to seeing you this weekend, thanks for the invitation...Berney Maldonado, SAR Commander, NYC Urban Park Service-Search & Rescue unit.
Berney Maldonado <Berney.Maldonado@parks.nyc.gov>
New York City, NY USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 20:33:11 (EST)
Hey nice site Uncle Greg! Those are really cool pictures! Nice boat Cya later!
Charlie Porteus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Millerton, NY USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 17:44:53 (EST)
As a fellow USCGAux, I am impressed. I am located in Nantucket in 1NR District newest Flotilla 11-7 Nantucket. Will be in touch. Fred
Fred Heap <email@example.com>
Nantucket, MA USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 21:16:37 (EST)
TO THE CREW OF THE LAUNCH 5, YOU DID A GOOD JOB! THANK YOU FOR THE REDEDICATION TO MY GRANDFATHER
STATEN ISLAND, NY USA - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 21:46:27 (EST)
Chief, Milan Fire-Rescue in northern Dutchess County. Thanks to Paige for the invitation to the site, and I look forward to learning more about Coast Guard activities in the Hudson Valley!
Greg Becker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MIlan, NY USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 22:34:15 (EST)
Barry Bogart <email@example.com>
Port Crane , NY USA - Friday, March 14, 2003 at 12:55:43 (EST)
What a great tribute!!!! We are personal friends to Henery and Irene... This is truly memorable.
leo and Kimberly Sandomierski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 19:51:55 (EST)
Great job on the launch Greg
Jerry Pacella <email@example.com>
Massapequa, NY USA - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 18:20:42 (EST)
A fitting tribute to an outstanding Police Officer. With one of our local NY Lodges named after him, we are especially proud to see "Launch No. 5" in operation again. A true "labor of love" on your part. The NYS FOP is looking forward to being a part of the "re launching" ceremonies of the P.O. Henry A. Walburger Launch No. 5 this Spring. ( For those of you who may not know, Bro. Greg Porteus is a long time member of NY FOP Lodge #54 - Hudson Valley Region )......Hudson Valley Office - NYS FOP - Dutchess County, NY -
Rc Autorino, SVP NYS FOP <FOP@FOP54.ORG>
DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 10:40:49 (EST)
Nice job crew, especially you Greg (did you ever erase your voice mail)good luck and continue voyage.
Hopewell jct, Ny USA - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 20:24:26 (EST)
Retired Harbour R.L.S/retired 82. I enjoyed the presentation. Looking foward for more stories and photos.
Warren Linneman L.R.S. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
East Rockaway, NY USA - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 16:47:33 (EST)
Kelly Anne Cronin <email@example.com>
Lindenhurst, NY USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 20:22:47 (EST)
To Greg and all who added to this restoration:
A job well done - you should be proud of the results.
James Karns <Bleve261@aol.com>
Danbury, CT USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 11:34:00 (EST)
Neat looking boat love to learn more. Been a boater all my life, always interested.Thanks
B. Moser Gebhart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Georgetwon, MD USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 06:03:10 (EST)
PAY ATTENTION WHEN GREGORY STARTS A PROJECT, YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING !
USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 00:06:07 (EST)
FANTASTIC! Hell of a crew!Sea ya on the water!
Tom&Colleen Pinelli USCG Aux <BuoyTC2120@aol.com>
Port Monmouth, nj USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 17:52:50 (EST)
What an absolutely phenomenal story! A story that needs to be told! Great web site too, my compliments to you all. Lynn, thanks for "sending" me here.
APO NYPD Harbor Aux.
FSO-PA/PB/PS 13-08 USCGAUX
Michael Gromet <email@example.com>
Baldwin Harbor, NY USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 20:11:24 (EST)
Thumbs up, Greg. We were very impressed with all the effort you put into this project. Loved the final product. It was great meeting you and your wife at Jimmy's Pizza shop. So when are you taking us for a spin? Hope to see you again and Good Luck with all your projects.
Miriam & Gilbert Colon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fishkill, NY USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 13:55:54 (EST)
I enjoyed reviewing LAUNCH 5 A great vessel and crew.
ted foster <email@example.com>
mohegan, ny USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 10:09:08 (EST)
Hey Greg, does the engineroom ladder fit? Here I am chipping ice off of the deck on Launch 8 after the snowfall of "03" Good Steaming in the future, Now I'm looking for a pair of 8V92's. I can just see it Unlimited (weight) Races in the Lower Bay.
Rich Susko <firstname.lastname@example.org>
College Point, NY USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 00:02:54 (EST)
What an amazing story. Kudos to the webmaster. Hey Greg, when are you going to take me out for a ride?
My father has been so passionate about this project. It's one of his favorite topics. It's nice to finally see her out on the water.
Elizabeth Porteus <email@example.com>
Hagerstown, MD USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 21:03:29 (EST)
Greg; Lynn turned me on to the WEB site I was very impress and moved by all the history, As a licensed captain and former member of the NYPD Auxilliary Harbor Unit 84-91. I have had the honor of working side by side with Howie Smith, Mike Murphy, Brian (Radar) O'Reily and Jules Dangler. It's my pleasure to host Launch 5 for the winter at New Rochelle Municipal Marina, Keep up the good work. Remember I love to help so don't hesitate to ask!
Captain Salvatore Gugliara
Harbormaster City of New Rochelle
Salvatore Gugliara <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bronx, NY USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 13:34:39 (EST)
Rick Veit <email@example.com>
Briarcliff, NY USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 11:20:03 (EST)
It's amazing that such an enormous job was completed to such perfection and in a short period of time.
Igor Shulimovich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 16:47:44 (EST)
Hey Gregory, I enjoyed learning about all the history of thelaunch 5, pretty amazing what you and your crew accomplished. Hopefully I"ll see it up close someday.
N Bellmore, NY USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 13:41:03 (EST)
Harbor Unit 1952 - 1979
John Hamma <Electlite@aol.com>
Hicksville, NY USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 22:33:57 (EST)
What a terrific story of persistance and dedication,your efforts to restore and preserve this incredable piece of New York history is more than honorable.Congradulations and continued smooth sailing to you and the crew of Launch 5.
John J Gallo
EN-3 Petty Officer (Ret)
USS Duluth LPD-6 1968/72
John J Gallo <email@example.com>
Holmes, NY USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 16:39:35 (EST)
A great site. Glad to see that someone remembers the " old days" of the Harbor men! I was in charge of the Scuba Team from 1976 through 1981. Changed many a wheel on Launch #5!!!!
Joe Mottle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 16:06:51 (EST)
Excellent job with the presentation and web site. Thanks for all the good work!
MAJ John Mangialardi, NYG <S15thCMA@aol.com>
Hartsdale, NY USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 10:38:09 (EST)
A truly very inspiring and beautiful restoration. Best of luck to you all.
Suzanne Consi <email@example.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 19:34:11 (EST)
Elaine Porteus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Waynesboro, PA USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 09:23:30 (EST)
nice site, keep up the good work.
Don Lloyd <DLloyd1@acninc.net>
NY USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 07:22:46 (EST)
Great Job on Launch 5 and the web site. I'd love to come see the launch next time my brother comes up I will be with him. Thanks Greg
Scott Walburger <Scott@dolantrans.com>
Manalapan, NJ USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 22:34:44 (EST)
Very nice job. A fitting tribute to a true hero.
Mike Bosak <MickeyB1@IX.Netcom.Com>
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 21:36:40 (EST)
Kathy Colavita <email@example.com>
Bayside, NY USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 20:20:08 (EST)
My cousin Greg and all the crew have completed a difficult project for which they all should be very proud. This fine craft stands as a tribute not only to Patrolman Walburger who was killed in the line of duty but to all members of the NYPD who have made the ultimate sacrifice. For this tribute and for all the hard work all of us in the NYPD, both active and retired are extremely grateful. Let us not forgot these heroes and their families. Thank you! God bless and god speed to you all.
Sgt. Richard J. Porteus Ret NYPD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 18:29:56 (EST)
Many thanks for this wonderful website that shows the extraordinary restoration project on one of
Philip Rhodes' special designs.
It is wonderful to preserve not only the boat but more importantly the reason for her name. I will add a link to your website now.
Ben Stavis <email@example.com>
Bala Cynwyd, PA USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 16:54:05 (EST)
Impressive site, impressive work. Thanks for being out there on patrol for all of us!
USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 15:34:38 (EST)
I've kayaked with your web master and would have felt safer with Launch 5 standing close by.
Dean Dei Cas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Berkeley, CA USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 12:49:25 (EST)
Fantastic site .
Vinny Stafford <email@example.com>
USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 22:25:04 (EST)
Great web-site. If I weren't so tied down with family and work, I'd want to join the crew AND work on board with my friend and colleague, Lynn Valenti! Smooth sailing.
Ken Einhorn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Florham Park, NJ USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 19:18:27 (EST)
A Retired Harbor Lieutenant checking in and delighted with your efforts. . .
CAROL GRACE-WALKER <email@example.com>
St Pete Beach, FL USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 10:59:38 (EST)
Served on Launch 3 Harbor George from 82-92,this is one outstanding site.Very well done,will be looking for more fine work.
Stephen Wall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sarasota , Florida USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 10:45:41 (EST)
Gregg and his crew have done a great job restoring Launch 5. In the past year they have achieved some great things. Keep up the good work. CWO
CWO Thomas Peck <email@example.com>
New York, NY USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 09:04:53 (EST)
Gil Colon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fishkill, NY USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 07:48:09 (EST)
Bill, You have done an awesome job. Dad would have been so proud, and would have loved to see how far Greg has come with Launch 5.
Keep up the fantastic work you guys!
Your Sister <PartySmith@aol.com>
City Island, NY USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 02:15:52 (EST)
I want to say that this website is a work of art and tells a story about a team of people who have such a variety of talents. New York is very lucky to have Launch 5.
USCG Aux PA - ADSO-PA CGL 1SR
Pamela Bednarik <PBednarik@hotmail.com>
Sayville, NY USA - Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 01:10:57 (EST)
HI I AM MIKE SABIA I AM A MK2 IN THE U.S. COAST GUARD ACTIVE I CONSTRUCTED THE RHIB YOU SEE ON THE LAUNCH. WITH THE HELP OF ZODIAC AND LIFE SAVING SYSTEMS I WAS ABLE TO OUTFIT THE BOAT WITH EVERYTHING NEEDED TO OPERATE THE BOAT FOR SAR.
MICHAEL F SABIA <HOOPERS48@AOL.COM>
FORT PIERCE, FL USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 21:26:51 (EST)
It was my honor to serve as electrical installer aboard Launch 5. I love the boat. As an ironic twist, it was discovered that Henry Walburger Jr. and I attended high school classes together on Staten Island. Henry, I remember you well. This vessel is a testemonial to the immeasurable dedication of Greg Porteus, and all of us who served to restore the craft. May she continue to serve the public for many years to come, in the memory of Patrolman Henry Walburger.
Jerry "Mack" Mitkowski <fortress02.isp9.net>
New Rochelle, NY USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 11:03:40 (EST)
Nice job on the site. Hows about some more shots of those nice Cats .Craig
Craig Davis <email@example.com>
Lake Carmel, NY USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 08:59:47 (EST)
PARTNER WITH DET.WALBURGER WHO WAS HENRY WALBURGER SON.
DET.JIM REYES <ROOKIES11@AOL.COM>
SI, NY USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 14:08:27 (EST)
Sean Trentacosta <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Staten Island, NY USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 00:28:22 (EST)
Outstandig Job To all Thank you for not forgetting the memory of Patrolman Walburger. SGT Ed Trentacosta NYPD ESU Truck 5
Sgt Ed Trentacosta <Carpet ED Inc @aol.com>
Staten Island, ny USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 15:31:46 (EST)
Hi, I am Henry Walburger's daughter, My brother Henry just told me about this website so here I am. Thanks
Debbie Trentacosta - Walburger <email@example.com>
Staten Island, N.Y USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 12:55:34 (EST)
GREG, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER.
Henry L Walburger <hankster51>
staten island, ny USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 12:12:44 (EST)
It's a great website! I am very proud of my cousin Greg and I remember very well when his father worked on the Harbor Patrol.
Denise Buran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hicksville, NY USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 22:01:48 (EST)
Greg,A well deserved Atta Boy. The launch looks like it just came out of the LRS.I can remember the days your with your Dad,showing me the ropes on L13.Best wishes to you and your crew for a job well done.Tom Power Scuba Team 67-83
Tom Power <email@example.com>
No. Palm Beach , Fl USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 16:58:57 (EST)
Web site looks good!!!
Rob Lodes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hawthorne, NY USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 15:16:56 (EST)
I am proud to be associated with the crew of LAUNCH 5 and wish them the best of luck.
Jim Hughes <email@example.com>
Nashua, nh USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 14:47:11 (EST)
Looking good Greg -
Rose (Porteus) Kovac <Rose1ko@aol.com>
Indialantic, Fl USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 13:28:49 (EST)
Very nice site, and an awesome Boat. Best of luck to you all. Excellent Job!
Christian L. Kovac <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Strong Island, NY USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 13:14:09 (EST)
Greg, The launch looks great. Keep up all the good work you and your crew continue to do. Bill, the web site is wonderful. Great job!
Marylyn Porteus-Callow <email@example.com>
Pound Ridge, NY USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 20:03:04 (EST)
Jim Edelstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
highlandmills, ny USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 17:28:44 (EST)
The boat looks great, and a great job by all involved.Best of luck to you and the crew. May she carry on in the Finest Tradition of the Department.Looks great Murph.
Bob Sivori, Ret.Emergency Service Squad 1
Bob Sivori <email@example.com>
Old brookville, NY USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 16:20:43 (EST)
Great Restoration.. Good Luck, Greg.
Tom McIntyre <TroublesBack2@aol.com>
Poughquag, NY USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 15:20:22 (EST)
Note to all Visitors;
I am a writer and Coast Guard Auxilliary member currently researching and writing a book about the history of Launch 5, Patrolman Henry Walburger, and the New York City Harbor Unit.
Anyone with stories, old photos or anything else connected that you might be willing to share, please contact me at
>Bill Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
White Plains, NY USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 14:53:03 (EST)
served in harbor unit from 77 to 87.had many happy tours on 5.you have done a great job in her restoration.thank you
kevin madden <email@example.com>
rockville centre, ny USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 20:34:43 (EST)
Great shot, Greg. Best of Luck. Some day I would like to see the boat in person.
John A. McGurty, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Peekskill, NY USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 14:45:40 (EST)
Great shot, Greg. Best of Luck. Some day I would like to see the boat in person.
John A. McGurty, Jr. <email@example.com>
Peekskill, NY USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 14:45:30 (EST)
I'm a friend of Paige Flori's. she told me about the vessel and then i read the article in the Journal News. Very impressive web site and i had no problem with the video although it could use some audio or music. looking forward to seeing it in person.
edward j. birdie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Briarcliff Manor, NY USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 11:14:40 (EST)
This loooks great Bill! 67 just keeps gettin' better!
Bonnie Pottok <email@example.com>
Croton on Hudson, NY USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 22:21:41 (EST)
Great start to the site
paige flori <firstname.lastname@example.org>
beacon, NY USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 12:23:44 (EST)
do I count or is this considered a shill? Good luck to us all.
>Lynn Valenti <email@example.com>
new rochelle, nny USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 21:29:10 (EST)
Thanks For the nice words. How about a photo of me in a clean uniform for a change Best always Murf
Michael W. Murphy <Lrssgt@AOL>
NY USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 20:30:40 (EST)
love your site
Samuel Weiser Flotilla 67 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chappaqua, ny USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 16:00:38 (EST)
Congratulations to all on your awe inspiring sfforts on this great project !!
Eileen Smith, Howard's wife and Bill's mother (my claim to fame :)
Eileen Smith <Hepgrannie@aol.com>
Bronx, Ny USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 13:23:55 (EST)
Great site Bill keep up the good work.
Peter Van Markwyk <email@example.com>
Beacon, NY USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 10:11:26 (EST)
I hope you enjoy this site. Please use the email links at the bottom of every page to send comments or suggestions.
Bill Smith <bs@BSartist.com>
Westchester, NY USA - Monday, January 20, 2003 at 16:15:26 (EST)
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