MONUMENT IN RED BANK BATTLEFIELD PARK




A place to relax and look across the Delaware River at planes landing and taking off. And at the foot of the stairs is a brass plaque honoring Creamer's historical circumnavigation.


MONUMENT ON THE CAMPUS OF ROWAN UNIVERSITY

On October 28, 2015, a monument to Creamer's accomplishment was dedicated on the campus of Rowan University. Marvin Creamer was asked for suggestions and the "mast" with signs pointing to cities around the world, which also serves as the pointer of a compass was his idea. At 99, Creamer gave an inspiring speech to the audience and reporters present!









25-YEAR CELEBRATION OF THE GLOBE STAR VOYAGE

With help from many others, we sponsored a 25-year celebration of Marvin Creamer's Globe Star voyage on May 17, 2009.

It was May 17, 1984, when Marvin Creamer returned to Cape May with his 36-foot Globe Star, having accomplished what no other person had done. Captain Marvin Creamer circumnavigated the globe without the use of navigational instruments! He used no GPS, compass, sextant or even a clock! Creamer's departure and triumphant return took place on the Delaware River at National Park, NJ, so this spot was chosen for a 25-year celebration of that historic event.

Sunday started out rainy, but the rain stopped before noon and, except for cool breezes, the weather cooperated.

Primary focus of the occasion was of course Captain Marvin Creamer. He flew in from his retirement home in North Carolina but assured the crowd of admirers that he felt very much at home in South Jersey where he lived for 87 years.

Here are just a few photos of that memorable occasion:







Phil Miller, a longtime friend of Creamer, served as Master of Ceremonies. Municipal Clerk Patricia Frontino presented a proclamation signed by the Mayor and City Council of Glassboro to Marvin Creamer.



Marvin was kept busy signing programs for the guests

Bill Kephart, Director of the Heritage Glass Museum in Glassboro, brought the hourglass that was used on the Globe Star voyage. The Gloucester County Times printed a 3-page spread on the occasion.

 

The celebration concluded with an hour-long concert of the renowned Pitman Hobo Band, which included several numbers with fitting maritime themes.

Cake, pretzels, chips and soft drinks were available to all and an efficient team of helpers made many subs/hoagies for band members and guests.

Guests came from near and far. One family drove 12 hours from Indiana just for this occasion and returned immediately afterwards. We were especially happy that Marvin's family was able to attend. It was a memorable occasion for all!



Newspaper reports of the voyage from all over the world were placed on display.












Reporter McAneny wrote in Today's Sunbeam, "Creamer is a twenty-something explorer who has never grown into his 93-year-old body. He is vibrant, full of life and energy." Today's Sunbeam, May 18, 2009.

30-YEAR CELEBRATION OF THE GLOBE STAR VOYAGE

On Saturday, March 23, 2013, Rowan University honored Marvin Creamer at a special reception and luncheon at the River Winds Restaurant. Located only a few hundred meters from National Park, the view of the Delaware was spectacular as was the weather.































I took advantage of this occasion to turn the original website, http://www.globestar.org over to Rowan University.

MARVIN CREAMER'S 100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

When a person turns a hundred, one day is not enough time to celebrate properly! Marvin Creamer's 100th birthday on January 24th got much media attention, but family and friends didn't feel that the occasion was sufficiently celebrated. A second round of toasting (and roasting) was planned for May 29th at the Running Deer Country Club in South Jersey, just a couple of miles from where Marvin and his siblings grew up.

Here are a few photos of the festive occasion.




A sister, all three of the Creamer children, many grand- and great-grand children plus numerous friends enjoyed the time together








Marvin kept guests on the edge of their seats with his fascinating and humorous stories.
































It was fitting that Marvin got one last taste of the Globe Star


Other pages of information:

About Marvin Creamer
About the vessel, Globe Star
About the Voyage
Accolades
Celebrations
Photo Gallery
A History Lesson
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