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Save the date! A Voyage with Marv Creamer

Date: March 23, 2013


You are invited to attend a special event to be hosted by the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at Rowan University on Saturday, March 23, 2013.  On that date we will celebrate a feat that has yet to be duplicated:  Thirty years ago, Marvin Creamer, a then-recently retired professor of Geography at Glassboro State College, set out to sail around the world with no navigational aids—no compass, no sextant, not even a watch.  Setting out from Cape May, New Jersey, on December 21, 1982, in his 36-foot Globe Star, he managed to fulfill his dream in 514 days, returning on May 18, 1984.  To date he remains the only person to have achieved this feat of circumnavigating the globe without instrumentation.

On Saturday, March 23, we will celebrate Marv's incredible journey—both as captain of the Globe Star and as a 97-year-old who continues to lead a rich, active life—with a luncheon at the River Winds restaurant in West Deptford.  Marv will talk about his journey and treat us to an accompanying photo presentation so that we can vicariously enjoy the thrill of his adventure.

Proceeds from the luncheon will be used to set up a "Marvin Creamer Scholarship" to be awarded annually to a student within Rowan's Department of Geography and Environment who exemplifies intellectual curiosity and a spirit of adventure.  Invitations forthcoming, and details about the event can be found at