Imagine taking 6 hours to travel 16 miles from North Head to southern Head! ABOUT Imagine catching the tides and the wind to slowly sail your way to visit Grand Manan. It’s 1891 and Samuel Adams Drake is exploring the … Continue reading EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891
The bare hull was built and launched on speculation in 1989-1990 by Perini Navi at its newly acquired shipyard in Tuzla, İstanbul, but found no takers in the aftermath of the Gulf War. Tom Perkins, a keen yachtsman and the owner of the two Andromeda La … Continue reading SHIPS: Maltese Falcon – real luxury under sail.
Imagine, sailing ships and skyships plying the waters of the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, moving goods back and forth along traditional trade routes that are centuries old. Imagine also that we design these ships to reduce impacts … Continue reading ISSUES: Do Sky Sails really reduce fuel consumption up to 50%?
No wonder we are constantly in trouble. It seems to me that every ten years there’s a fresh bunch of “new-borns” entering the market place. Unfortunately, in spite of their MBA’s they apparently have no historical knowledge about the place … Continue reading ISSUES: Short Sea Shipping! Did I doze off or what?
It’s been just a few short weeks since fuel prices have really started to rise to astronomical levels and the consensus is that its not driven by demand, but by speculation … another word for greed. But the impact is … Continue reading ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming?
During the process of researching our coastal lighthouses, I ran across this publication. If you would like to experience things the way they were, then this is a really great read and source of information. [pdf-embedder url=”https://archiveatlantic.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/126ca-anchor-to-windward.pdf”%5D https://archive.org/stream/anchortowindward006018mbp?ui=embed#mode/2up Continue reading EXPLORE: Sailing the Downeast coast in the 1930s
If you are visiting Nova Scotia, be sure to include this in your “bucket list”. On September 15th, 1773, the Hector sailed into Pictou harbour. Aboard were 189 Scottish immigrants who had boarded the ship in Loch Broom more than … Continue reading Nova Scotia : Hector Heritage Quay – The Symbol of Scottish Immigration