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.
Filed under: maritime
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.
Filed under: maritime heritage | Tags: Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Moby-Dick Marathon, New Bedford Port Society, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Seamen's Bethel
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!
Filed under: Education, Experiential education, life, maritime | Tags: boat building, Jamestown Distributors
Jamestown Distributors and Off Center Harbor.com produced this great video about building boats with kids. It’s definitely worth watching and is guaranteed to generate a smile or two. Enjoy.
Filed under: maritime | Tags: Captain Robin Walbridge, HMS Bounty, Hurricane Sandy, Maersk, United States Coast Guard
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.
Flag dip to gCaptain.com