Maritime Media – Wall Street Journal and Wired

Yesterday’s (August 31, 2007) Wall Street Journal had several interesting maritime related articles.

Deep Water Donald Crowhurst WSJ Joe Morgenstern reviewed the new film Deep Water. (You can watch the trailer here). This documentary chronicles the ill-fated journey of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur British sailor, in the 1968 solitary nonstop sailboat race around the globe.

As Crowhurst’s situation grows desperate, the scope of the film expands — from a good yarn to a haunting, complex tale of self-promotion, media madness, self-delusion and, finally, self-destruction.

Mines Bigger book cover Also in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Pete DuPont reviewed David A. Kaplan’s new book, Mine’s Bigger: Tom Perkins and the Making of the Greatest Sailing Machine Ever Built. The Maltese Falcon is one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated sailing ships in the world. She is owned by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Thomas J. Perkins who has had a passion for sailing all his life. 

Kaplan also wrote a piece about the Maltese Falcon in the July 2007 issue of Wired entitled Extreme Sailing: The Biggest Boat in the World which is worth a read. 

Maltese Falcon’s Wikipedia entry has lots of information including some great external links. (Official website/blog).

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Peter A. Mello

Husband, father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

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