The Sea-Fever iPod Shuffle contest closes tomorrow but you can still be part of it. Go to gCaptain.com Discoverer site and register and vote for your favorite Sea-Fever stories which can be found here. All of the Sea-Fever Contest info and rules can be found at this previous post.
I won this iPod Shuffle from gCaptain and would love nothing more than to send it to a Sea-Fever reader. Of course, I would really like to win the iPhone too! ;-)
My top story is currently in the running for the gCaptainGrand Prize of an iPhone. If you haven’t voted for it yet, please read it; hopefully you’ll enjoy it and vote for it.
Thanks for participating in the Sea-Fever contest and helping me to win an iPhone in the gCaptain contest!
In the Comings and Goings article in the Travel Section of the Sunday New York Times (Sept. 23, 2007), Hilary Howard writes about an interesting on the water tour of New York City movie and television sites. You’ve Seen the Movies; Now Tour the Locations.
Experience “Hollywood on the Hudson” while enjoying the majesty of New York Harbor and the financial district as you visit the locations used in your favorite TV shows and movies. All tours are led by New York City actors and actresses courtesy of On Location Tours who share behind-the-scenes scoop and inside industry information.
Filed under: maritime heritage
There are so many challenges today to our traditional fishing industries. Tougher regulations, increased fuel costs and expenses and overfishing, climate change are just a few. In Saturday, September 22, 2007, Wall Street Journal, Candace Jackson wrote an article titled Virginia’s Time Machine: An isolated fishing port for 300 years, Tangiers Island now wants to sell it’s history. (subscription required) which covers how a community is trying to adapt to change.
Here’s an interesting video from the Wall Street Journal Online entitled Crab Profits Wane that was linked to the article.
If you ever sailed a tall ship or even dreamed of sailing a tall ship, you are probably familiar with Alan Villiers. Adventurer, author, photographer, master mariner, ship owner, World War II hero and sail training pioneer, Villiers first stepped aboard a tall ship at the age of 15 and thereafter made his life on the sea.
Villiers was involved in one way or another with so many ships that still sail today or that are museum attractions such as:
- America’s Tall Ship US Coast Barque EAGLE;
- Sagres II, Portugal
- Gazela in Philadelphia;
- HM Bark Endeavour in Sydney, Australia
- HMS Bounty, Smithtown, New York
- Joseph Conrad at Mystic Seaport;
- Mayflower II in Plymouth, MA;
- Star of India in San Diego;
- Falls of Clyde in Honolulu, HI;
- Balclutha in San Francisco;
- Cutty Sark in Greenwich, England
The following videos are titled The Cape Horn Road and if you watch them you will be amazed by the footage and entertained by Villiers’ narration.
National Maritime Museum of Australia, Villiers’ Centenary Exhibit (2003)
Rounding Cape Horn in a Windjammer, National Geographic (1931)
Happy Birthday! (b.September 23, 1903)
The iPod Shuffle that I won last week as part of the gCaptain Discoverer iPhone contest arrived yesterday but it’s not destined to stay long. It’s still in shrink wrap and ready to ship out to a new home. It could be yours by September 30th.
Filed under: maritime heritage
On Saturday, September 22, 2007, the Tug Hercules will be celebrating her 100th birthday as part of the San Francisco Tugboat Festival. Berthed at the San Francisco Maritime Historic Park as part of their amazing ships exhibit, the Tug Hercules is 151′ steam power tug built in 1907 for ocean going service. Tug Hercules remarkable history.
Filed under: life
Holland + Knight is a prestigious American law firm that produces a great daily maritime e-newsletter. Today’s edition poses an interesting (amusing) question which begs another: Why doesn’t all of the sea water drain out? What do you think?