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.
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.
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:
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.
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?
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a press notice stating that a jack-up rig working on a wind farm in Solway Firth was abandoned by its crew after it developed a 30 degree list. A leg had punched through the seabed. This raises the question whether the earth is actually hollow. (9/16/07).
Part floating multimedia art installation, part “Pimp My Ride,” the thoroughly customized 1977 Correct Craft ski boat is a nautical interpretation of Chicano low-rider culture by the Chicago-based artist Dzine. Working with the high-end car outfitter LP MotorSports, he tricked out the “Dnipro” with 22 speakers, 9 TV screens, 8 amps, state-of-the-art Pioneer D.J. equipment, a laser light show and a smoke machine. The craft made its maiden voyage at this year’s Venice Biennale in the Ukrainian Pavilion and is set to sail again on Oct. 9 in Rome, christened by a performance by DJ Solal and Filip Wauters.
Driven by the exciting goals of the transformation of the Mystic Seaport Museum, reporting to the President & CEO, who will be devoting an extensive amount of his time and energy to the Museum’s on-going capital campaign, and working alongside the senior leadership and the Board of Trustees of the Museum, this newly created position will provide both the visionary leadership and extra expertise necessary to take Mystic Seaport to the next level. Mystic Seaport’s transformational plans are aimed at strengthening the institution’s capabilities as a cultural and educational asset.
Mystic Seaport is one of the most impressive maritime institutions in the world but like many other living history museums, they have been challenged by declining attendance for a number of years. This will be an exciting opportunity. If you’re interested contact Victoria Reese at Heidrick and Struggles (NYC) at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax, 212-370-9035. Closing date for application is November 15th.