Cox Family Donate New Boat To Dr Wingate

November 18, 2015

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] said they would like to recognize and thank the Cox family, owners of the Waterfront Group, for their  donation of a Boston Whaler with a fuel efficient Mercury engine to Dr. David Wingate so that he may continue to contribute to conservation in Bermuda.

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Dr. Wingate has been conducting his field work using his current boat, Rare Bird, but due to the older boat’s deteriorating condition, the Cox family are pleased to donate the Boston Whaler, which has been named Rare Bird II.

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Mr. William Cox, President of the Waterfront Group, stated, “We are delighted to be able to provide Dr. David Wingate with this Boston Whaler – the Unsinkable Legend, so that he may continue his lifetime commitment to conservation efforts on the Bermuda Cahow, the Common Tern and more recently the development of Trunk Island in Harrington Sound as a ‘living classroom‘ and nature reserve.

“We recognize that Dr. Wingate’s work is extremely important to Bermuda, and are honored that we are able to provide him with a means to pursue his life’s work.”

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The BZS said they would also like to thank the Team Members of PW Marine for their hard work and expertise, which was needed to have the boat ready for launch.

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  1. N says:

    Really awesome!!

  2. Kim Smith says:

    So well deserved by David Wingate. Thank you for your support of his work through this thoughtful and generous donation.

  3. paperboy says:

    Wonderful, thoughtful gift to a Bermuda legend.

  4. Terry says:

    F*&^ off dislike Trolls.
    Shalom.

  5. kathryn Maroun says:

    Bravo!
    Great to hear some good news.

  6. Toodle-oo says:

    Dr Wingate is a true national treasure . A big thank you to the Cox family .

  7. Bermy Realist says:

    Its no big deal for them, cause they have been here since the Establishment of Bermuda and Bermuda has been and will always be the Bermuda Company to those types of families. Its nice what they have done but they could do so much for the community in which they have generously profited from since its inception.

    • Derek A. G. Jones says:

      Just because this occasion happens to get a little press doesn’t mean the Cox family isn’t giving back to the community. There are many charities they support and spend time on without seeking any recognition. If I remember correctly the Spirit of Bermuda wouldn’t be able to find its way if it were not for the Cox family.

      As to the boat, what a great name! Dr Wingate is a rare bird himself.

    • anonymous says:

      I don’t think you are in a position to make that statement as you do not know the inner workings of a business and what they might contribute. Just because something isn’t publicized doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.

    • @ Bermy Realist, even though there are families in Bermuda and around the world for that matter, that have benefited from the system that was stacked in their favor plus wise business investments, we have to have faith that they share their generosity to those in need.

    • Buck-a-Roo says:

      Why not think of the thousands of BERMUDIANS these families have employed since the ‘establishment of Bermuda’? Thousands of Bermudians who were able to feed, clothe, house and educate themselves and their own families!

      Why not?

      Probably because it’s not convenient for you to think outside the limited boundaries you’ve clearly demonstrated in your stream of nonsense above.

      Easier or more convenient for you to play the poor, down-trodden victim in all of this. Inna?

      Thanks Will and to all your family for this generous donation and for your continued support of Bermuda!

  8. Don Mackenzie says:

    Thank you Cox family for your generosity

  9. just wondering says:

    wow – its hard to believe someone could take a news article about such a generous donation and manage to make disparaging comments about it. The comments about “those types of families” is right up there with the “you people” type of comment. Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth. One wonders how much you have given to conservation efforts to make such barbed comments.

  10. Philip says:

    Well done and awesome to the Cox family .

    Unfortunately there is no charity to help the negative “key board warriors ” and on the job “mouse pushers” lol