Worthless Bastard Charlie Moger
surreptitiously shot this picture
in the kitchen of Engelbrecht House.
In the foreground is an authentic,
teakwood ship's wheel that will be
installed on the quarterdeck of the
Academy Tower. Yes, it's 6 feet tall.
Scott Fraser of Halifax funded the Ship's Wheel.
Now we need someone to donate $800 for the bronze plaque
that will be mounted on the quarterdeck with it:
“I shall have a fine book of travels,
I feel sure; and will tell you more of
the South Seas after very few months
than any other writer has done –
except Herman Melville perhaps,
who is a howling cheese.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson, 1888
Author of Treasure Island.
Your name won't be on the plaque but you'll be able to walk onto the quarterdeck and watch as people read it and laugh, quietly knowing, “I made that possible.
This little piece of the Academy campus is because of me.”
Just tell Tamara@WizardAcademy.org that you're Robert Louis Stevenson's
Long John Silver and you'd like to share some treasure with us. She'll give you instructions for mailing a check or you can give her a credit card number. If you'd rather call Tamara than email her, she's at (800) 425-4769 and (512) 295-5700.
Monday, 9:57AM – Acadgrad Bertwin Lord
flung his hand in the air and said,
“I'm yer man, matey!”
Thanks for the 800, Bert.
Thousands will read that plaque and smile.
Perhaps some of them will even
pick up a copy of Treasure Island.