On Boattalk Tuesday Oct.8, we will be talking with Patrick DiLalla who is the sailing coach with Rockland Community Sailing about getting youth interested in sailing. Giffy Full says he will be there and we will be talking with other people on the phone also. Other topics may include the America’s Cup and the next showing of the Raw Faith movie. It’s a call-in show, so who knows where we may go…always an adventure. www.apprenticeshop.org
When Mike and I were at the 2013 Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show in Rockland recently, I talked with the nice folks at Sea Bags. They make totes and more from old sails. They take/trade old sails and dodgers to make them into new sailing gear. I hate the idea of throwing away all that material and am glad to find a way to recycle useful material. They can arrange a pick-up or shipping and help support sailing programs for kids too, so it is a win/win for everyone and the earth also. Check out their website www.seabags.com and save those sails from the dump. a.s.
Mike will be doing some romote reporting on the next Boattalk, Tuesday July 9, 2013. He is helping to deliver the Lewis Story, a replica of a Chebacco Boat which were common work boats made here in New England right after the Revolutionary War. The Story was built by Harold Burnham in Essex, Massachusetts in 1998. Mike is helping to bring her to Somes Sound for the Mt. Desert Historical Society. Looks like the weather is going to be a bit on the rainy side and the Story only has a small deck in the front for protection from the elements. We’ll probably hear about that and more when Mike calls in to Boattalk 10 am 89.9 fm in the Blue Hill area and 99.9 fm Bangor; also streaming on the web at weru.org. Mt. Desert Island Historical Society for a full listing of events including free sails.
The state of the state’s fisheries will be the major topic on the next Boattalk, Tuesday May 14 at 10am Eastern time. On WERU-fm 89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor and streaming live at www.weru.org We plan to have Senator Denis Damon of Penobscot East, and Paul Anderson of Maine Sea Grant in the studio to talk about our problems with and plans for Maine’s Marine resources. As always it will be a call-in show, so we hope you will participate also. In addition we will be talking with David Galinas of Penobscot Bay Pilots about the Heavy Metal Boat Show happening May 18 in Belfast. Check out Maritime Day Website.
Captain Sonny Perkins will be joining the rusty anchors on the next Boattalk Tuesday April 9 at 10am Eastern time. Sonny has worked around the world on various commercial vessels and has the stories to prove it. It will be an interesting show for sure. a.s.
Tuesday March 12th Boattalk streams live at www.weru.org at 10am EDT starting with a conversation with Phineas Sprague about the Maine Boatbuilder’s Show, which happens on March 15-17. Phineas sent the below picture as an example of the “Wall of Fame” they have there. It’s a great show with all sorts of things to see and talk about. Say hello to Boattalk buddy Havilah Hawkens while your there and ask him about the waterspout picture. We will also be talking with Greg Roscoe of Seaworthy Productions about a video about Raw Faith that will be coming out soon. And, as usual, it is a call-in show and you never know what might surface. a.s.
On our March 12 Boattalk we will be talking with Greg Roscoe of Seaworthy Productions who is putting the finishing touches on a video about Raw Faith which was built by the McKay family downeast to take handicapped children on sea adventures. It is an interesting story with a sad ending and should be an entertaining discussion. Tuesday March 12 at 10am Eastern time on WERU-fm 89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor, also streaming on the web at www.weru.org podcast will be available here and at weru.org a day or two after the broadcast. Greg’s website is seaworthyproductions.com