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PAGE 10 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 "k T HOU G HTS DA ABOUT :THIS r' ::THAT : , .... with:Daniel A. 1~iCenso .... THE USS cYCLOPS: " Vanished int the es N iFi The USS Cyclops. The fate of the crew of the Mary Celeste has haunted mariners for a long time, but few people today remember the mystery of the USS Cyclops, the U.S. Naval vessel that dis- appeared into the Bermuda Triangle in 1918 without a trace. Almost one hundred years later, not a trace of the ship or of the 306 crewmembers onboard has been found. Built in 1910, the Cyclops was commissioned in 1917 for the war effort and serviced the East Coast until the beginning of 1918. After the war, the vessel was used to fuel British ships in the South Seas off the coast of Brazil. On February 22"d of 1918, the Cyclops left Brazil for an uninterrupted journey back to Baltimore. There was nothing in the ship's departure that seemed out of the ordinary or a cause for concern, but the ship's commander, Captain George Worley, did note that the ship seemed overloaded. It was carrying manganese ore, and that the'starboard engine had a cracked cylinder, but it passed inspection back at its departure point in Rio de Janeiro. The ship did make one unscheduled stop in Barbados en route when waters were reaching the P1imso11 line (the maximum depth to which the vessel may be safely immersed when loaded with cargo}, but by March 4~ it was on its journey back to Balti- more. And from then on, no one has heard anything about the USS Cyclops or what became Captain Worley ' who was he really? of its crew. There was much debate and theorizing about the fate of the vessel, most concluding that the ship succumbed to a com- bination of its unstable cargo, overload, and potential storms in the Caribbean Sea. In June of that year, Franklin D. Roos- evelt (then an Assistant Secre- tary to the Navy) declared the ship officially lost and all those listed on board as deceased. But then, another, more in- triguing explanation emerged, throwing Captain Worley under suspicion. Worley was born Frederick Wichmann in Germa- ny and, shortly before the voy- f Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. - Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 www.bostonharborsidehome.com Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons \ A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508~76-2454 J age, had developed something of a fearful reputation amongst; his crew. He was known for violent outbursts and harsh treatment of the crew for minor offenses. But this p.ales next to the bigger accusation. While working as a U.S. Navy Captain, Worley maintained allegiance to his native country during WWI. Amongst the passengers on the doomed ship was Rio de Janeiro's consul-general, Alfred Louis Moreau Gottschalk, also a German sympathizer during the war. Could the two have conspired to sell the ship to the enemy? It would have been a valuable target given its cargo. Nothing, however, was found to corroborate this. So what became of the USS Cyclops? There are many pos- sibilities, the most likely being it was caught in a storm, its excessive weight already less- ening its chances of survival, and was lost at sea. The only answers are likely to be found deep in the West Indian wa- ters. But, as was the case with Flight 19, nothing has ever been found, leaving the answers to the imagination. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P5399EA Estate of MARY ANNE WYATT Date of Death September 19, 2015 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will witt Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Jessica Ferro of Natick, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that Jeesica Ferro of Natick, MA be appointed as Per- sonal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsuper- vised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the dgM to oMain a cepy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must fill a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of September 29, 2916. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to fill a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may he taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETrS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised admin- istration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitlad to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may peti- tion the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Witness, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: September 1, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofam, Register of Pmbete Run date: 9/9/16 II For more information call 617-227-8929 -' " - ~ LEGAL NOTICE - . .... REQUEST FoRQUAUFICATIONS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK SERVICES The MASSACHUSETTS.F~ORT AUTHORITY (Massport) is soliciting ConstLj~ction Management at Risk:Services f~:r:MPAPROJECT NO. L1375-Cl, TERMINAL B AIRMNE CONSOMDATION AND ENNANCEME~i'r PROJECT, LOGAN INTIERNATIONA~ AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACH~JsETTS (the project). In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149A,~sect~6ns i~thnJ t3, Masspori is seeking a highly qualified and competent Construction Manager (CM) toprovide preconstmction services and implement the construction of the Project in accordance W'ith an agreement where the basis for payment is ~le cast of the work plus a fee with a neg~i'alld guara~tsed maximum price. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is being utilized to prequatify and shortiist CMfirms who will be invited to submitpropeeals in response to a Request for P~s (~lk'~'p)to;be issU~ by MassporL The airline consolidation and enhancement project will combine the operations of the legacy air qa~ier USAirways, currently operating out of Pier A as American Airlines, into one consolidated operation at Pier B. The project is comprised of both renovated and new construction. The scope is for beth the arrivals and departures levels and will entail modiflcaUons to the apron to accommodate the new American Airlines fleet mix. The program is comprised of enhancements to public circulation spaces, vertical transportation, passenger amenities and concessions shell space, ticketing hall, the security checkpoint, toilet rooms, departure lounges, and baggage handling areas for both inbound and outbound baggage screening and operations. A Supplemental Information Package which will provide more details on the scope of the Project as well as the selection process and evaluation cnfena shall be available as of Wednesday, September 14, 2016, on the Massport website http'J/www.massport.cemldofngbuaines.V_ layouaVcapitalPrograr~dofaultupx on CommBuys (www.commbuys.com) in the listings for this project or by contacting Susan Brace by emall at sbrace@maeaportcom In addition, a Project Bnefing shall be held in the Bid Room at Capital Programs Department, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 3:30 PM. The bnefing is not mandatory. Responses shall be addressed to Houssam Sleiman, P.E., CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received in the Capital Programs Department no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Massachusetts Pod Authority, Capital Programs Department, Logan Office Center, One Harberside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. All questions relative to your submission shall be directed to CPBidQuestions@maseport.com. In the subject fines of your emai/, please reference the MPA Project Name and Number. It is strictly prohibited for any proponent to contact anyone else from Massport about this project from the time of this solicitation until award of the project to the successful proponent. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 9/9/2016 NOTICE TO TRADE CONTRACTORS REQUEST FOR TRADE CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from TRADE CONTRACTORS interested in performing trade work for M425-C2, SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT TRANSPORTATION CENTER. The Authority is seeking Qualification Statements from Trade Contractors who have a demonstrated experience in the censtruction and implementation of similar work in terms of scale and complexity as required for the SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT TRANSPORTATION CENTER, D STREET, SOUTH BOSTON, MA. In accordance with Massachusetts construction manager at-risk requirements, MGL Chapter 149A Section 8, Qualification Statements are being requested from trade contractors capable of performing the following classes of work: Watarprooffng, Damp-proofing and Caulking, Roofing and Rashing, Miscellaneous and Ornamental Iron, Masonry Work, Painting, TIle, Glass and Glazing, Fire Protection Sprinkler System, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical. The contract includes the construction of a 1,550 space, 9 level parking garage over the existing Interstate 90 tunnel structure built by the Central Artery and Tunnel Project (CA/T) on Massport's Core Block parcel in South Boston. The project site is bounded by World Trade Center Avenue on the west, the Silver Line World Trade Center Station and ramps to the north, D Street to the east, and DB Street (interstate highway access ramp) and the Massport Haul Road to the south. The estimated cost of the trade contractors' podion of this phase of the Project is approximately $17,590,000 and the construction duration for this phase is approximately fourteen (14) months. The estimated value of work to be performed by trade contractors is as follows: Trades:Waterproofing, Damp-proofing and Caulking $ 650,000 Routing and Flashing $ 500,000 Miscellaneous and Ornamental Iron $ 2,100,000 Masonry Work $ 800,000 Painting $ 275,000 Tile $ 35,000 Glass and Glazing $ 30,000 Rre Protection Spnnkler System $ 3,800,000 Plumbing $1,600,000 HVAC $1,300,000 Electrical $ 6,500,000 The Authority is implementing this project in accordance with MGL Chapter 149A, Sections 1 thru 13. This selection of trade contractors conforms to MGL Chapter 149A, Section 8, subsections (b) to (k) inclusive. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be utilized to prequality trade contractors capable and experienced in the construction of parking garages and terminal buildings. The Authority shall utilize a two-step process including the prequalifcation of trade contractors based on an evaluation of the Statement of Qualifcatons received in response to this solicitation, followed by an Invitation to Bidders that will only be issued to the prequalified trade contractors. A Prequalifcation Committee consisting of four representatives, one each from the Designer and the CM at Risk and two Messport staff. This Prequalification Committee will be conducting a qualifications-besed evaluation of submittals received from interested trade contractors in order to identify prequalified trade contractors who will be invited to respond to a written Invitation to Bidders. Please note that the Authority is not utilizing this process to prequalify sub-contractors who are not trade contractors which shall be done separately in accordance with MGL C149A, Section 8, subsection (j). Qualificaton Statements shall be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria; (1) Management Experience; (2) Project References including a Public Project Record and (3) Capacity to Complete including a demonstration that the contractor has the financial stability and long-term viability to successfully implement the Project. A Supplemental Information Package that discusses these Evaluation Criteda and the Praqualification Process in more detail as well as any other requirements for the Qualifr.ation Statements will be available to interested parties beginning September 21, 2016, by contacting Susan Brace at 617-568-5961 or via ernail at sbrace@maseport.com A Project Briefing will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 1:00 in the Capital Programs Department, Logan Office Center, 2nd floor, 1 Harborside Dnve, East Boston, MA. Attendance at the bdeflng is not mandatory, however, it is strongly encouraged in order to best familiarize your firm with the project details and the prequaliflcation process. Seven (7) copies of a bound document each limited to 20 sheets (40 pages), exclusive of covers and dividers and resumes which shall be limited to one page, shall be printed on both sides of the sheet (8 " x 11") and shall be addressed to Mr. Houssam H. Sieiman, P.E., CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs, and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submittal that exceeds the page limit set here or that is not received in the Capital Programs Department by the above deadline shall be rejected as non-responsive. Questions regarding this RFQ shall be submitted in writing and directed to cpb/dqueetions@ massport.com with the Project name and number included in the subject line of the emaiL MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 91912016 The Federal ade Commission works for the el' prevent fraud ption. Call 1-877-FTC-HELP (tl-87"/-382-4357) or log on to