Sea-Fever blog

More Tall Ship Troubles – Liana’s Ransome Abandon Ship! by Peter A. Mello
April 1, 2015, 12:58 am
Filed under: maritime

For the second post in a row, I’m back to our friends at GCaptain where they report another tall ship disaster.

Admittedly I know nothing about this ship nor the details of the incident but this type of headline grabbing news is not good for the sail training industry and particularly those programs and vessels that are run professionally and competently and do the right thing.

However, from their own Facebook page it seems that this voyage was cursed from the start.

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Costa Concordia – The Ghost Ship Video by Peter A. Mello
March 30, 2015, 10:39 pm
Filed under: maritime, social media

Our friends at had an interesting post today: This (Illegal) ‘Urbex’ Video from Inside the Costa Concordia Wreck is Super Creepy  Here’s the video but make sure you visit their website for more explanation and for a link to a photo gallery.

Strange. Interesting. Spooky.

More than two years? Are you kidding me? by Peter A. Mello
February 19, 2015, 6:55 pm
Filed under: maritime

Perseverance, Mattapoisett, MA. February 16, 2015
I can’t believe that it’s been over 2 years since I last posted on Sea-Fever blog!

Time to get back in the wheelhouse, throw off the lines and cruise the digital seas for great flotsam and jetsam.

Let’s see if I’ve still got my sea legs.

It’s Moby-Dick Marathon Time! by Peter A. Mello

You really should try to make the Moby-Dick Marathon which begins shortly at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. It’s a great and unique experience in one of America’s most historic downtown districts. The event starts at noon and runs all through the night until about midday tomorrow. The majority of the reading takes place in the museum but this afternoon the crowd ambles across the street to the historic Seamen’s Bethel which is always a highlight. Get there early because the pews are as full as an Easter Sunday service!

In case you can’t make it, the museum has set up a live stream so you can experience it from the comfort of your own berth. Enjoy!

The Blink of an Eye – Building Boats with Kids (video) by Peter A. Mello
January 3, 2013, 8:56 pm
Filed under: Education, Experiential education, life, maritime | Tags: ,

Jamestown Distributors and Off Center produced this great video about building boats with kids. It’s definitely worth watching and is guaranteed to generate a smile or two. Enjoy.

Sea-Fever Film Fesitval: Celia & Sunrise by Peter A. Mello
November 3, 2012, 10:04 pm
Filed under: life, photography, social media, storytelling

I love this short film about life, photography and 2 large boats about 100 yards apart on the beach. Enjoy.

Ever wonder how big ships deal with big storms like Hurricane Sandy? by Peter A. Mello

Yesterday I posted about the sinking of the much beloved HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy and the tragic loss of one of her crew. The US Coast Guard continues the search for her popular Captain, Robin Walbridge who remains missing as of this post.

In case you ever wondered how big ships deal with big storms here’s an interesting video from Maersk Lines that explains their process.

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