Pegasus News 1999

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Pegasus News Archive, 1999

updated Saturday, July 4, 2015

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November 12, 1999 

Kids Earn Pegasus Project Lifeskills Awards

On Nov. 5, 1999, seven East Bay teenagers were awarded certificates and nightlights for completing the 1998 Lifeskills Program aboard the Institute’s sailing vesselPegasus. The youth are active members of the Berkeley Boosters, a Police Activities League program aimed at teenagers-at-risk. In addition, two other teenage Boosters were given awards for community service aboard the Pegasus, and eight Pegasusvolunteer crew members also received awards for service over the last year. The awards were presented by Linda Maio, Berkeley City Council member. Berkeley Chief of Police Dash Butler also attended. The support of the City of Berkeley, Alba Witkin, the Hut Foundation, the Berkeley Yacht Club, the Berkeley Lions Club, and OCSC Sailing School was also recognized. The voyage preceeding the awards ceremony was filmed by a student film crew making a documentary film on the Pegasus Project for broadcast soon on KTVU, the Bay Area Fox-TV affiliate (Channel 2).

September 24, 1999

Volunteers Mobilize to Keep Pegasus Safe

On September 22, a crew of volunteers began important maintenance tasks on the Pegasus. These maintenance projects are critical aspects of operating the Pegasus Project with a strong commitment to safety. In addition to regular volunteer crew, the work teams this year include a team from the Berkeley Boosters, one of the partners of the Pegasus Project; and from the Berkeley Lions club who donated $500 to the Pegasus Project this year (thank you!).

The deck work begins on Pegasus at K-128, Berkeley Marina each day at 9:30 am and continues through Tuesday September 28. Anyone interested in helping should contact the Pegasus hotline at 510-697-9296 or email On October 1st, a volunteer crew will take Pegasus to Alameda for an annual haulout and check-up. On October 2, a volunteer crew will tackle various jobs that require the vessel being in dry dock.

Pegasus voyages with youth will resume on Friday October 22. Please check the Pegasus calendar for updates.

September 17, 1999

Pegasus Project Honored at Boosters’ Annual Dinner

Ove Wittstock, Executive Director of the Berkeley Boosters, thanked the Pegasus Project for supporting the Berkeley Boosters at its annual dinner on September 16, 1999.

“Money cannot provide what is given by the volunteers on the Pegasus Project and the Nautilus Institute. The Pegasus is available to the Boosters for about twenty days of voyaging on San Francisco Bay each year,” he added.

“Thank you. We could not have done it without you,” he said.

Bill Proctor, coordinator of crew training for the Pegasus Project and captain of many of the day and overnight voyages with Booster teenagers; and Peter Hayes, Co-Director of the Nautilus Institute, were present at the dinner. Berkeley Mayor, Shirley Dean, and Berkeley Chief of Police, D.E. Butler, were among many city leaders attending the dinner.

Also present were the Berkeley Boosters teenagers who have sailed on Pegasus. Cathy Corliss, Outdoor Program Manager, also spoke to the dinner and thanked Captain Proctor on behalf of the kids for the hard work of the Pegasus volunteers.

August 13, 1999

Pegasus Project Supports MARE Summer Institute  

The Pegasus Project participated in the MARE Lawrence Hall of Science summer teacher training institute on marine environmental education. The Pegasus took out two groups of teachers on July 29 and August 5 for evening voyages on San Francisco Bay. On August 5, Jason Hunter and Peter Hayes gave the twenty five participating teachers a Virtual Voyage at the Lawrence Hall of Science computer laboratory, taking the teachers in an on-line trip on the Pegasus and companion sites such as Virtual Expedition.

June 16, 1999

Pegasus Project Launches Photo Gallery

Visit the Pegasus Project’s new Photo Gallery and check out photos and original artwork from the Institute’s student marine environment education program, the Pegasus Project.

June 4, 1999

Pegasus Project Completes Spring Program

The Spring 1999 marine environment education program finished with two final school voyages on June 2 and 4. The school voyages are a joint activity of the Pegasus Project and the Shorebird Nature Center. Read about the final voyages of the Spring 1999 environment education program.

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