This great article outlines the mystery of the Mary Celeste … a vessel from Atlantica that was found abandoned on its way to Italy. There are many theories. What do you think happened? *********************** On the same date, 143 years … Continue reading MYSTERY: 146 years ago this month. the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste was found empty and adrift at sea. What happened?
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.
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?
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
Sailing the Gulf of Maine is a special adventure. We published this interesting blog post 7 years ago. Still works today I think. For more exciting postings, visit Bruce and Bonnie’s Blog at: http://bbmarriott.blogspot.com/2008/02/bay-of-fundy.html ******************* Sunday, February 3, 2008 BAY … Continue reading EXPLORE: Sailing Atlantica with Bruce and Bonnie