Boattalk March 11, 2013

Published on March 9, 2014 by in Talk

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Mike is back from his misadventures delivering two old tug boats to Mobile, Alabama…there’ll be some stories about that for sure. We will also be talking with some folks down in Bath who are building a replica of the first ship known to have been built in Maine. Oddly named the “Virginia,” it was of course built before Virginia was a state. Here is a link to their website: Maine’s First Ship a.s.

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Boattalk Feb 2014

Published on February 9, 2014 by in Talk

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This month we will be talking about animals and boats. Noah is unavailable, but we will be talking with Peter Muilenberg, author of a “A Sea Dog’s Tale” centered around his family schipperke as they cruise the Atlantic. But that’s not the only tail we’ll have, and you are welcome to add your own. Tune in live Tuesday morning Feb. 11, 10-11am Eastern time to WERU-fm or listen on-line at www.weru.org and call-in 1 866 625-9378. If you don’t know what a schipperke is, here’s a photo, thanks to dogguide.net a.s.
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Boattalk January 2013

Published on January 8, 2014 by in Talk

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Tuesday Jan. 14, 10am est promises to be interesting. We’ll be talking with our long-time friend Hank Halsted.  Living in Newport, RI now, he grew up on boats and has been sailing ever since. He’s been a lot of places and seen a lot of things in a lot of different boats…it’ll be a lot of fun for the whole lot of listeners.  Winter in Maine is a good time for sitting around the stove  telling and listening to stories and you can join in also. Boattalk is a call-in show and we will be giving the number out during the show. Tune in on the web at www.weru.org or locally at 89.9fm Blue Hill or 99.9 Bangor.  If you miss the show and would like to add a story, just contact us at this website and we can make arrangements. Stay warm.  a.s.

hank halstedwww.northropandjohnson.com

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Getting kids on the water

Published on October 7, 2013 by in Talk

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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

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Recycling Sails

Published on August 13, 2013 by in Talk

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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.

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CHEBACCO BOATS

Published on July 8, 2013 by in Talk

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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.

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Boat magazines

Published on July 1, 2013 by in Talk

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Mike and I both frequently find interesting things to talk about on Boattalk while reading some of the local boating magazines, four of which we pick-up free (we’re both quite cheap) at many locations here on the coast of Maine.  Here are six that I have on my desk right now.  They are all available on line and all have different perspectives, which is just what we are looking for.  So not to play favorites, here they are in alphabetical order:
 
Fishermen’s Voice   www.fishermensvoice.com  As the title says, this newspaper format monthly gives the views and hopes of Maine fishermen.  Our friend Laurie Shreiber frequently has articles here and she does a very good job at thorough reporting of fishing issues.  Lee Wilbur tells good stories of boatbuilding and local people.
 
Maine Coastal News  www.mainescoast.com  This is another newspaper style monthly produced pretty much by a two person shop that packs an amazing amount of information of boatbuilding, boat racing, history, classifieds and more.  Jon Johansen takes you right into many of the boat shops and yards for current news and photos.
 
Messing About in Boats  www.messingaboutinboats.com  A subscription monthly magazine that has been published for a long time in Massachussetts with a world wide readership.  It is devoted to small boats and builders, pro and amatuer.  Home boatbuilders love this mag.  Extensive classifieds.
 
Points East www.pointseast.com  Produced in New Hampshire, this monthly covers boating from Long Island Sound to Eastport and sometimes beyond.  Mostly a cruiser’s mag, with some sport fishing news and good classifieds, they have a full list of events for boaters and reader submitted articles.  We like reading Dave Roper.
 
Woodenboat  www.woodenboat.com  A high end subscription monthly magazine for anyone who owns, builds, wishes, and/or likes boats.  Always excellent articles and photographs (and drawings) make this locally produced mag a worldwide product.    Also good classifieds.
 
The Working Waterfront  www.workingwaterfront.com   Published monthly by Maine’s own Island Institute, with a weekly email edition, they have a lot of information about Maine coastal living and people.  
 
This is certainly not a complete list and you are welcome to add more by contacting us through our contact us page.  a.s.     

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Boattalk May 2013

Published on April 23, 2013 by in Talk

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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.

8 x 10 flyer Maritime Day 4-16-2013 DG Update

 

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Boattalk April 9, 2013

Published on April 7, 2013 by in Talk

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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.

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NERACOOS

Published on April 5, 2013 by in Talk

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If you are a data junkie or just want to know what the tides are, here’s an interesting website for ocean conditions for the greater Gulf of Maine.   www.neracoos.org   It has all sorts of windows to real-time data and informative reports.  Bouy, there’s a lot going on.  a.s.

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