Monthly Archives: August 2014

30th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

Well known to the world as Gloucester’s major maritime and sailing event, the30th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester. Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America’s oldest seaport, the … Continue reading

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USS Monitor Final Voyage

I found this story and thought I would share it with my readers. The Monitor was a pivotal war ship from our Civil war. Although many people are unaware of it’s existence this war ship was a huge innovation in … Continue reading

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Russian Barque Kruzenshtern Sinks a Tug

I found this story very interesting. The image says it all. A embarrassing moment for any Captain and of course the accident is still under investigation. The image below shows the impact and as the Barque continues forward it push’s … Continue reading

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Concordia Yawls A Very Unique Sailboat

The recent sinking of the Concordia yawl, Winnie of Bourne, brought to mind just how remarkable this class of boats indeed is. Winnie of Bourne was raised from the bottom near the entrance of Nantucket harbor just two days after … Continue reading

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Will We Ignore The Warnings?

I found this story very interesting and actually pretty blunt. I was in Detroit Michigan with my wife and read this story after our return. I had to sit back and wonder if we had been in that area because … Continue reading

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Ernestina Will Sail Again Thanks To Some Help

Great news, for a change. The historic schooner Ernestina, ex-Effie M. Morrissey will sail again. Private donors, Bob Hildreth and Gerry Lenfest, have committed to contribute $2.8 million to the restoration of the historic schooner. The new donations more than … Continue reading

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