Monday, September 30, 2013

Owls Head Lighthouse "A View From Above"



The lighthouse was designed by Green & Foster and Jeremiah Barry and constructed in 1826. It is a 30-foot (9.1 m) tall cylindrical brick tower on a granite foundation standing on top a cliff. It has one of the last six Fresnel lenses in operation in Maine















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"The Fleet Is In" The Maine Windjammer Project

"The Fleet Is In" By Doug Mills
The fleet is in at Camden.[09-29-13]




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Saturday, September 28, 2013

"Spring of '08" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Spring of '08" By Doug Mills

Windjammer Mistress with Mercantile in the background at Camden Harbor in the spring of '08. [05-07-2008]





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Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tall Ship Corwith Cramer at Rockland

Rockland, Maine - The brigantine Corwith Cramer is in Rockland for work at Rockland Marine.  The Corwith Cramer is a tall ship (specifically a brigantine) owned by the Sea Education Association (SEA) sailing school, named after SEA's founding director. Her home port is Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA.
Name:SSV Corwith Cramer
Builder:ASTACE Shipyard, Bilbao, Spain
Launched:1987
Status:active
General characteristics
Displacement:280 tons
Length:134 ft (41 m) overall,
98 ft (30 m) on deck
Beam:26 ft (7.9 m)
Draft:13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion:Sail; auxiliary 500 hp (370 kW) Cummins diesel
Sail plan:Brigantine, 7,800 sq ft (720 m2) of sail
Complement:38 persons
Here it a gallery of shots taken in 2011 when she was hauled out at Rockland Marine for a new coat of paint.












Coast Guard Rescues Two People After Vessel Capsizes

A capsized vessel drifts at sea near Marquesas, Fla., after two men aboard were rescued from the water by a Coast Guard Station Key West, Fla., boatcrew Sept. 23, 2013. The men contacted the Coast Guard when the vessel began taking on water prior to capsizing. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

MIAMI — Two men were rescued by a Coast Guard Station Key West, Fla., boatcrew after their vessel capsized in the vicinity of Marquesas, Fla., Monday afternoon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from two men aboard the motor vessel Blue Reaction that their vessel was taking on water. The watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched a boatcrew from Station Key West to assist the mariners.

The boatcrew arrived on scene and rescued the two men, who were wearing lifejackets, from the water.

"Wearing your life jacket and equipping your vessel with a VHF radio and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) greatly improves your chances for survival during emergencies on the water," said Lt. Ricky Brooks, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Key West.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Commercial salvage was contacted to recover the overturned vessel.


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