Become a plank owner of Lake Superior's new Tall Ship
We are seeking "Plank Owners" to help us help us acquire a larger vessel so we can take more young men and women sailing on Lake Superior. We would name this vessel the Algonquin.
A Plank Owner is a member of a ship's company at the time that the ship is commissioned or recommissioned, and therefore has bragging rights to the "ownership" of one of the planks in the main deck. Historically, a Plank Owner could petition for a piece of the deck when the ship is decommissioned.
In lieu of an actual 'plank' from the deck of the ship (these being pretty hard to come by in this day and age) Plank Owner are presented with a certificate commemorating their unique status of being one of the original crew.
In addition to bragging rights and a certificate, Algonquin Plank Owners will receive appreciation gifts, invitations to exclusive events, special recognition and sailing opportunities that vary depending on the level of giving. Appreciation gifts will be distributed when the Algonquin begins her journeys on Lake Superior.
Pledges may be paid in full or through monthly installments. Please contact Gordon Ringberg with any questions.
We are truly grateful for all our Plank Owners.
Thomas Trant & Louise Trant Dobbe
Michaeleen & David Bellows
Gregory L LaSchum
Markel Marine; Pewaukee Underwritng Team
In memory of Justine Ringberg
Gordon & Mary Brigh Ringberg
In honor of Kathleen Kolias
In memory of Herman and Lillian Selz
Maureen & Frank DeRosa
In memory of Al Matthews and Stephen T. Matthews, seaman
Deb & Gregor Matthews
Aaron Fund for Special Needs Children of the Minneapolis Foundation
Able Seaman Level
Every effort is made to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date.
That said, we have been known to make an error from time to time.
We apologize in advance for any mistakes and urge you to contact us to let us know.