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The NHL’s plan for global warming by Peter A. Mello
July 30, 2010, 12:50 pm
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I played hockey all my life. I write a maritime blog that is rapidly approaching 1,000 posts. How did I miss this?

Even more incredible is that this is an avenue to a US green card at the same time that this isn’t.  “Exceptional ability?”

Here’s a video from the US Women’s National Team which provides a little more info about the sport.

Weekly Leader Podcast 60 | Captain John Konrad, on the Deepwater Horizon sinking by Peter A. Mello
July 30, 2010, 12:19 pm
Filed under: maritime

This week Peter invited his old maritime podcast partner, Captain John Konrad of to talk about his life as a drill rig captain and the BP oil spill. Also, Wally Bock’s look at the best leadership on the independent business blogs and some podsafe music.

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Moby-Monday: Alec Baldwin on Moby-Dick by MegDC
July 26, 2010, 9:30 am
Filed under: Book review, Moby-Monday | Tags: , ,

Last week, Tom Beer of Newsday quizzed actor Alec Baldwin on his love for Moby-Dick…and then the paper stowed the interview behind a paywall, more’s the pity. Here’s a (hopefully) fair-use excerpt:

Q: What does Moby-Dick have to say to us today?
A: We still live in a world where men are led by other men. And those men, the followers, have trouble distinguishing the membrane between the leader’s passion and his neurosis. You’re onboard that ship and you know that Ahab’s your man and you want to go get this whale, and then you find out the hard way that maybe it wasn’t the best idea. Well, isn’t that [Enron’s] Jeffrey Skilling? Wasn’t it a white whale he was after?

Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.

All Aboard! Whales, Fish and a Crazy Goose!(video) by Peter A. Mello
July 23, 2010, 11:03 am
Filed under: reality tv, sailing

You’ve probably heard about the Moby-Dick impersonator that tried to board a yacht in South Africa but this is not an isolated incident. Here’s a CNN video about that incident and some other animals crazy about boating.

This is exactly what it was like at the beach the other day! by Peter A. Mello
July 21, 2010, 1:15 pm
Filed under: maritime

Awesome video LIQUIFY by Aira

Flag dip to brainpicker (Maria Popova) on Twitter.

Great Deal on Waterfront Property! by Peter A. Mello
July 20, 2010, 12:13 pm
Filed under: maritime heritage | Tags:

Luke rounding Cleveland's Ledge on schooner Sarah Abbott

It’s so difficult today to find good waterfront property, especially the kind that can withstand the most severe hurricances imaginable. Well, the US government has a deal for you on a fixer upper with 360° waterviews!

The Coast Guard is trying to give away Cleveland’s Ledge Lighthouse in Buzzard Bay, MA. Heather Wysocki wrote a story in the Cape Cod Times recently.

The lighthouse was built 1940-43 and then automated in 1978. As a high school student, I can remember sailing out and around Cleveland’s Ledge and seeing the light’s residents go about their business.  More recently we rounded the mark onboard the schooner Sarah Abbott which is owned by my friend and author Randy Peffer who wrote Logs of the Dead Pirates Society: A Schooner Adventure Around Buzzards Bay, one of the best books ever about the surrounding waters.

Cleveland's Ledge Lighthouse

If you have ever sailed in Buzzards Bay, you’re sure to know this National Historic Landmark. Imagine the possibilities.

Moby-Monday: Herman Melville’s Ship Was Built In My Backyard by Peter A. Mello
July 19, 2010, 1:27 pm
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Herman Melville's Ship

This is a poster that we found a few week’s ago during a trip to the Mattapoisett Historical Society’s Museum and Carriage House. It reminded me that Herman Melville’s whaleship, the Acushnet was built in our backyard where 150 years ago six shipyards stood . Melville once referred to the Acushnet as “my Yale College and my Harvard.” Somethings never change; sailing a tall ship is still a valuable education.

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