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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 GCaptain.com 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.



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.



Not your little sister’s Ford Fiesta! by Peter A. Mello
October 2, 2012, 10:32 pm
Filed under: life, new media, social media

Check out the barge scenes!

[Professional driver, do not attempt in your city]

Flag dip to Todd Lappin, Telestar Logistic via Twitter



And the winner is…HAUS, the Banksy of shipping by Peter A. Mello
March 8, 2011, 3:11 pm
Filed under: life, maritime, social media | Tags: , ,

Banksy graffiti in Bristol via Tony Worrall Foto on Flickr.com

The first PortFire 40 Inductee has been named!

HAUS, a reclusive yet prolific contributor of maritime information to Wikipedia, was selected. This self proclaimed INTJ is kind of like the Banksy of the maritime world.

This appears on his/her Wikipedia profile:

This user has made over 37,000contributions to Wikipedia and, as a result, may be slightly insane.

We prefer to call HAUS “focused.”

Now will he step out of the shadows to accept this most prestigious award?!

In any case, congratulations and thanks for all of your contributions to the maritime world!

*The above photo by Tony Worrall Foto on Flickr is of a Banksy artwork painted on the side of a ship in Bristol, UK.



Tanks Google! by Peter A. Mello
February 8, 2011, 9:46 am
Filed under: maritime, Oceans, social media | Tags:

Google’s homepage has a salty flavor today! Check it out while you can because it has a fun interactive element to explore.

Tanks Google

Flag dip to Sea-Fever Pacific Ocean Correspondent Mia Chambers.



Finally, a website for lonely sailors! by Peter A. Mello
January 25, 2011, 4:31 pm
Filed under: life, social media | Tags:

sea captain date

I’m sure there won’t be a dry eye in the room after watching this video. Oh, the internet is a wonderful thing!

SeaCaptainDate.com

More here.



Moby-Monday: A Whale of a Weekend! (#mdm15) by Peter A. Mello

Moby-Monday is back and inspired by an extraordinary event organized by the New Bedford Whaling Museum. From all accounts the 15th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon was a great success!

I took my seven-year old son Luke to the Seamen’s Bethel on Saturday for Chapters 7 (The Chapel), 8 (The Pulpit) and 9 (The Sermon). Since I am on the Board of Managers of the New Bedford Port Society I am obviously biased, but there is no better place to experience a Moby-Dick reading than the place where Melville actually worshiped.  Here are a few pictures and a video from that experience.

Seamen's Bethel prior to 15th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon

The Sermon in the Seamen's Bethel, Moby-Dick Marathon

After taking this in, the tide of Moby-Dick enthusiasts carried us across the street to the Jacob’s Family Gallery in the Whaling Museum, the home port of the Moby-Dick Marathon, where there was a full house and lots of great energy.

Jacobs Family Gallery, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Moby-Dick Marathon

On Sunday mornings, we typically listen to classical music but this week we tuned into the livestream of the event. While listening Luke was hard at work in the corner with his carpenter’s kit and by mid-morning he had built a whaleship for my office! The extraordinary convergence and power of great art and new technology in action inspiring a young boy to dream and create!

Thanks and congratulations to the New Bedford Whaling Museum for putting on a great show! Using the livestream and an active Twitter feed, people were able to enjoy the experience without actually having to be present. Of course, there is no substitute for being there in body, soul and spirit. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is an extraordinary small museum that keep getting better. I’m already looking forward to the 16th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon!




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