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Messing About In Ships - Maritime Podcast Poster Support your favorite podcast! Download, print and hang our poster.

All readers who take a digital photo of the poster hanging in a public space will receive free gCaptain stickers. gCaptain Stickers

Simply email the photo and your address to info @ The person who hangs the poster in the most interesting place will also receive a FREE gCaptain t-shirt!

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SEASPACE’s Marine scholarship

Financial Aid PC logo Christopher Penn’s popular Financial Aid Podcast has a wealth of information for students and parents about scholarships and financial aid. In Episode 719 which was originally posted on January 21, 2008, he brought our attention to a marine related scholarship program offered by SEASPACE. From the SEASPACE website:

Founded in 1969 by members of the Houston Underwater Club, SEASPACE has a long and storied history of service to the dive community. While other consumer dive shows operate as commercial endeavors, SEASPACE is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. In addition to staging an exciting, annual scuba diving exposition, SEASPACE‘s mission has been to focus on marine environmental education, with a concerted and ongoing outreach to youth.

As of 2007, SEASPACE‘s Scholarship and Grants program has funded more than $520,000 in scholarships to students of the marine sciences and monetary awards to organizations involved in marine preservation projects. A SEASPACE Permanent Education Fund has been established, so as to enable the continuation of these awards for years to come.

To get an idea of what types of applicants interest them, you can check out the past winners. The deadline for the next round of scholarships is February 1, 2008 so you better hurry.

Make sure you subscribe to the the Financial Aid Podcast and Blog to learn about more opportunities like this. (via iTunes)

EXTRA: In addition to the Financial Aid Podcast, Christopher Penn is also the co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee podcast with John Wall of The M Show. Both are must listen to marketing podcasts. Give them a try.

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Last chance to win an iPod Shuffle and help me win an iPhone!

ipod-shuffle-from-gcaptain.jpgThe Sea-Fever iPod Shuffle contest closes tomorrow but you can still be part of it. Go to 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!

Vote for your favorite Sea-Fever post by September 30, 2007 and get a chance to win an iPod Shuffle

iPod Shuffle from gCaptain

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.

Continue reading Vote for your favorite Sea-Fever post by September 30, 2007 and get a chance to win an iPod Shuffle

Great News – I won an iPod Shuffle!

gCaptain logo In the off chance that Sea-Fever readers don’t already know, there is a great website called that has so much interesting and valuable information that it is destined to become the one stop shop for maritime news. One section of the website is called Discoverer which is a maritime version of Digg where you can “discover, share and vote” for your favorite stories.

In September is running a contest with valuable iPrizes. I was lucky to just edge out some other really great contributions for the 3rd place prize and I won an iPod Shuffle. The grand prize is an iPhone. Very cool! Continue reading Great News – I won an iPod Shuffle!

History of a classic maritime logo

APL1938 World’s Best Logos and Brands blog did a brief history of the logo for APL, formerly known as American President Lines. They write:

Because of the international nature of trade, transportation company logos are every bit as significant as national flags. Even as recently as 50 years ago, steamships were the lifeline for many remote parts of the world, and people relied heavily on the services offered by shipping companies like APL and its predecessors.

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Disney and the Mystery of the Black Pearl

Yesterday I posted about the minor controversy surrounding the HMS Bounty’s recent tour of the UK. Last night I received the below Google Alert Black Pearl Sails into Plymouth. Interestingly, the URL for this alert is the Disney’s Official Pirates of the Caribbean website.

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