It’s SkyMall’s moment. On the heels of Nina Katchadourian’s infectious "Sky Mall Kitties," a tribute in song, comes new attention to the 2006 parody book SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane. Among the book’s pages of “Reality-Cancelling Headphones” and “Adultery Detectors” you’ll find the "Moby-Dick Hamster Coffin, a “hand-carved mini-coffin” designed to give your fluffy friend the burial-at-sea he deserves—or the life-buoy he so desperately needs.
Margaret Guroff is the editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.
Today’s Amistad’s 10th birthday!
Her berthplace, Mystic Seaport has a good post with some photos of Amistad under construction.
Today also marks another major historic milestone for Amistad: she’s the first US flagged vessel to make an official call in Cuba.
Congratulations and Happy Berthday!
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George Stroumboulopoulos, the host of the popular CBC tv show The Hour, did a terrific interview with Natasha Carruthers, a sail trainee/student aboard the high school tall ship Concordia when it sank off the coast of Brazil on February 17, 2010. The video is a little jumpy but the audio does the job. Carruthers tells an amazing first hand account of what happened. She’s joined by Class Afloat instructor Ryan Cleland who had recently gotten off the ship and tells what transpired in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Canada, the ship’s homeport.
You can find lots more on the Concordia sinking here.