Flag dip: Helen Lang on Facebook.
“Time after time, I see the land media refer to Moby Dick as the embodiment of evil, and, frankly, this sort of coverage disappoints me. If they keep this up, partisanship will continue to divide creatures of the sea and creatures of the land. Throughout his campaign, Captain Ahab constantly blamed someone else for his own despair, but sometimes you just have to take a look in the mirror. All the polls said that Moby Dick had no shot against Captain Ahab, but look at what happened. Ahab’s ship was destroyed in a nautical landslide. The land media, the pollsters, the crew aboard the Pequod—they all got it wrong. Now it’s time to let the large whale-beast govern.”
From “Kellyanne Conway Spins Great Works of Literature” by Bob Vulfov for The New Yorker, March 1, 2017.
This is not an April Fool’s Day joke although my last Sea-Fever post was exactly 2 years ago today about an effort to relaunch the blog that ultimately founded, again.
Sea-Fever launched in 2006 and created over 1,000 posts of flotsam and jetsam and nonsense over the years. That’s a lot of content and frankly I was pretty proud of hitting that milestone way back then. I feel that I invested too much to just let this thing drift in helplessly in the Sagasso Sea of the web. So let’s relaunch this baby!
For the second post in a row, I’m back to our friends at GCaptain where they report another tall ship disaster.
Admittedly I know nothing about this ship nor the details of the incident but this type of headline grabbing news is not good for the sail training industry and particularly those programs and vessels that are run professionally and competently and do the right thing.
However, from their own Facebook page it seems that this voyage was cursed from the start.
Our friends at GCaptain.com had an interesting post today: This (Illegal) ‘Urbex’ Video from Inside the Costa Concordia Wreck is Super Creepy Here’s the video but make sure you visit their website for more explanation and for a link to a photo gallery.
Strange. Interesting. Spooky.