Boattalk May 2019

Published on May 11, 2019 by in Talk

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On Tuesday May 14 10-11am live on WERU-fm 89.9 and weru.org we will be talking with Emily Whebbe creator of the interesting website “Sailing the Bakery” check it out and be prepared to write some recipes during the show. The website has a lot more than recipes and we will cruise through several boating topics.

Those of you who read the gCaptain website are probably familiar with frequent contributions by Michael Carr. He is an old friend and he will be calling in from Florida full of stories (mostly true) to tell. If you haven’t looked at the gCaptain website, check it out especially Michael’s stories.

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Boattalk April 2019

Published on April 4, 2019 by in Talk

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The April Boattalk Tuesday the 9th 10-11 am, Jon Johansen will bring a friend of his, photo archivist at Penobscot Marine Museum, Kevin Johnson. Kevin, along with Earle Suttleworth and W. H. Bunting released a book in 2016 entitled “Maine on Glass” with many old photos of all kinds of Maine life.   There is a challenge doing a radio show about photos, but I trust it won’t be a negative experience.  Many pictures can be seen at the Penobscot Marine Museum website. penobscotmarinemuseum.org  

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Boattalk December 2018

Published on December 9, 2018 by in Talk

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Jon Johanson of Maine Built Boats will join us on Boattalk Tuesday December 11, 10-11am eastern us time. we have plenty to talk about, plus David Abel of the Boston Globe has just produced a movie entitled Lobster Wars, which will be screened in Bar Harbor at the Criterion on December 16th. David will be calling in to talk about that. Should be an interesting show.

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Owls Head Transportation Museum auction boats

Published on August 13, 2018 by in Talk

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Lots of pictures here and more at the Owls Head Transportation website, just google the name.  We will be talking with them on the next Boattalk, Tuesday August 14  10-11am.  89.9fm Downeast 99.9fm Bangor and weru.org.  These beauties are going to be auctioned off at the Owls Head Transportation Museum this coming weekend aug. 17-18.  They are shown in the vehicle inventory tab.  a.s.

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Hunley News

Published on July 23, 2018 by in Talk

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youtu.be/CxgAtYRmi5E

I have been interested in the history of the Confederate submarine the Hunley.  it was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship.  It rammed an explosive on the end of a long spar into the USS Housatonic sinking it.  The Hunley was lost after the attack and recovered in 2000.  Nobody knew what caused the sub to be lost.  Now it appears that the blast killed the crew also.  Above is a link to a recent video with evidence for the claim.  a.s.

 

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What about the merchant marine?

Published on June 12, 2018 by in Talk

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gcaptain.com/top-10-reasons-why-the-us-merchant-marine-is-failing/

read this interesting article by gcaptain’s john konrad

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Classic boats are worth saving.

Published on June 7, 2018 by in Talk

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On the upcoming Boattalk June 12 we will be talking about many things and probably won’t have time to talk about restoring old boats.  It is a visual thing anyway, so here is a good one.   www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=1217&campaign=email060718&trk_msg=978I571JCLBKD22GNPTMKQUBQ4&trk_contact=1NSMMGLNAADV7B0NIF5LJ2HDNS&trk_sid=S7TUFBR0335K84FMPLUVRTHN8S&espm=9C22D149653346578850BE7B6A6BCBD1&espc=426BF90D52B7F39BAC1793CB598A2DBF&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Main+Read+More+Button&utm_campaign=Weekly+Feature+-+April+2018&utm_content=Classic+Boat+Article#.WxlI-nBjHuk.email

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2018 Boattalk Cruise

Published on May 31, 2018 by in Talk

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The annual Boattalk Cruise wil happen on Saturday June 23 this year.  We ship-out on the Sea Princess leaving the Northeast Harbor Town Dock at 6:15 pm returning about 8:30 pm.  Many thanks to Bar Harbor Cruises for again donating the Sea Princess barharborcruises.com   We will check-out the boats in Northeast and Southwest Harbors plus Hinckleys, Jock William’s, Abel’s, and Mt. Desert Yacht Yards.  And all the natural beauty that is Somes Sound: Man-o-war brook made before the days of bottled water, the mountain that was donated by Rev. Smith and his wife, probably see eagles, peregrines, osprey, seals, and dying red pines.   Adding to the excitement is the pot-luck dining.  We put finger food on the engine box to share and probably exchange recipes.  It is BYOB and don’t forget to bring your binoculars and camera too.  Tickets are just $20 per person with children under 12 free.  Call WERU during regular business hours at 469-6600 to purchase your tickets.  Tickets go on sale Monday June 4th.  The cruise usually sells out, so it is best to buy your tickets early.  The boat is fully covered and we go rain or shine.  It’s a real sound venture.

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El Faro Report

Published on May 28, 2018 by in Talk

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Just out, here is an “uptown” version of the final report on the El Faro sinking.  Sixteen pages, it’s not that short.  a.s.el faro sinking short report

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David Moses Bridges

Published on April 10, 2018 by in Boattalk

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David Moses was on boattalk February 2013 explaining a lot and more.  This was shortly before his initial cancer diagnosis.  “Rhythms of the Heart” is a very well made movie by Tom Willey.  The movie will be shown April 21, 2018 at the Grand in Ellsworth with a social hour at 6pm and the film starting at 7.  proceeds benifit the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center.

 

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