Filed under: maritime, maritime heritage, sail training, social media, tall ships | Tags: Adventuress, American Express, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Partners in Presevation, Sound Experience
Great news today for the tall ships / sail training world!
Schooner Adventuress won the Seattle/Puget Sound Initiative of the Partners in Preservation $125,000 Grant. The program is sponsored American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. People were encouraged to visit the website and vote every day for one of 25 special historic sites, many of which have maritime significance.
The final vote was extremely close with Adventuress edging out Town Hall Seattle by a single percentage point (20% to 19%). Recognizing the incredible support that both organizations received in the competition, and as a demonstration of solid corporate social responsibility, Partners in Preservation decided to award two full $125,000 grants, the first time in the program’s history.
…to Frank DePalma’s screencast
All of this made it fun to be involved. Of course, they sweetened the pot by giving voters the opportunity to win a daysail for 45 on the historic schooner. Who wouldn’t want a chance at winning that?!
It takes passion for the cause, creative ideas and lots of hard work to pull off something like this. Hat’s off to Zach and Sound Experience Executive Director Catherine Collins for charting and sailing a proper course that other nonprofits would do well to study and follow.
By the way, here’s a link to an article from February 25, 1897 that appeared in The Day (New London) explaining how the term schooner came about.
Filed under: maritime, maritime heritage, Marketing, social media | Tags: Chrome, Google, Haul on the Bowline
I love when technology companies celebrate maritime culture in their marketing initiatives. Remember when Microsoft caught Sea-Fever marketing Vista a few years ago?
Not to be outdone, here’s a new cool new video by Google that promotes the lightning fast speed of their new Chrome browser. Stick with it to the end for their little maritime ditty.
Here’s Bob Neuwirth’s version of Haul on the Bowline from the great Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Song And Chanteys.
Every year a true sign that summer is here occurs when the popular Ice Cream Slip makes it’s way down to it’s Mattapoisett harborside location. Well, just in case you can’t wait, Google to the rescue with a virtual visit!
While your there, grab the screen and navigate around town. You can visit the library, town hall and Seaport Village, the operators of the slip. Perfect for friends around the world who can’t make it to Mattapoisett.
To give you a little different perspective on the Slip, here’s a picture of Shipyard Park from Wikipedia.
Imagine the endless possibilities created by this technological breakthrough! Leave it to the Russians.
Flag Dip to HuffPo.
Filed under: maritime heritage, social media | Tags: AMVER, social media, Titan
For those who may not know AMVER (Automated Mutual Vessel Assistance Vessel Rescue System), it’s a unit of the United States Coast Guard that focuses on maritime safety and particularly rescues at sea. They also lead the way in using social media in the maritime world and government sector.
On the anniversary of the Titanic sinking, AMVER had a remarkable post on their blog which is a must maritime read. It included the this video.
Filed under: Leadership, life, social media | Tags: Tap Project, Tap Project Radio, UNICEF, World Water Day
Awesome indie web radio for a great, important cause. Only up for one week so tune in before it runs dry. And of course, donate!
Flag dip to brainpicker on Twitter
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