The most likely explanation, provided in the WWP thread on this.http://forums.whyweprotest.net/291-scie ... ost1361636
These are paying public. Probably doing the "Competence and Leadership Convention" that the Freewinds offers. They have you do physical work and drills on the ship. Amazing that the cult can get its members to not only work for free but pay to work.
Alternate explanation, provided in the ESMB thread on this, a copy of a 2009 e-mail.http://forum.exscn.net/showpost.php?p=5 ... ostcount=6
The Freewinds is currently mid an exciting historical and nautical restoration project in preparation for upcoming releases and we are giving Scientologists an opportunity to be a part of this!
For this project, we are looking for volunteers who have skills in construction, carpentry, welding, tiling and electrical. However any gung-ho Scientologist who is on-purpose, willing and able to do MEST work will do! All those participating need to be at least 18 years of age.
By being a part of this project, you will also be awarded room and board plus 2½ hours of study daily on the Basic Books and Lecture courses in the Freewinds public course-room! Also, you will be acknowledged and recognized for your contributions to the Freewinds and towards our goal of an OT civilization.
Please fill out the following questionnaire:
I am interested in working as a volunteer on-board the Freewinds and would like to get more information. Yes ___ No ___
I am ___ years old.
I would like to work on MEST work related projects. Yes ___ No ___
I would like to work on the clerical/admin projects. Yes ___ No ___
Also, I have the following skills and experience.
These are some people I would think would be interested (name, address, e-mail and phone numbers).
If you have any questions please get in comm with Jes Varrall at freewinds (at) freewinds.org or call me at 727 445 4309. Please send in your arrival date and any questions you may have on what is needed for you to arrive. We look forward to seeing you on board!
ARC, Jes Varrall
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