Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"The Lighthouse Keepers Watercolor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"The Lighthouse Keepers Watercolor" by Doug Mills
The American Eagle sails past the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse as captured in the lighthouse keepers watercolor. [05-31-2010]

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Holly Taylor: "The Americans" Season 2 Premiere

New York City, New York - Fifteen year old actress Holly Taylor looked super adorable as she walked the red carpet for the season two premiere of "The Americans" held at Paris Theater on February 24, 2014 in New York City.

Holly Taylor is a Canadian actress, dancer, born in Middleton, Nova Scotia, on Halloween 1997. Taylor began her career in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot at the age of 11 as "Sharon Percy" (Ballet Girl) and continued in the role for almost 2 years. Holly is now focusing more on film and television and can be seen appearing as "Paige Jennings", daughter of Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, in the critically acclaimed FX production "The Americans".
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Tall Ship Eagle Announces Summer Sailing Schedule

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard Barque Eagle has finalized its training schedule for 2014.  During the year, Eagle will sail to the Caribbean, along the East Coast, to Canada, and throughout New England.

In late March, Eagle will sail to North Carolina with the Coast Guard and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Officer Candidates.  The voyage will include a port call in Morehead City, N.C.

The Eagle will return to New London in early April and will depart for the annual summer deployment in May to train Coast Guard Academy cadets.  While in New London in April, the Eagle plans to moor downtown at City Pier and open for local tours on a daily basis.

Following cadet final examinations, Eagle will set sail in early May and is scheduled to travel to the following ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Oranjestad, Aruba; Cozumel, Mexico; Miami; Sydney, Canada; St. Johns, Canada; New York City, N.Y.; Bourne, Mass.; and Rockland, Maine.  Eagle will return to New London City Pier in early August.  During these voyages, Eagle will train four different groups of approximately 150 cadets each.

In late August, Eagle will depart with the fall Coast Guard and NOAA Officer Candidate classes, traveling to Yorktown, Va. and then to Baltimore. While in Baltimore, Eagle will take part in the celebration of the 200 year anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of the Star Spangled Banner.

Following the celebration, Eagle will transit to the Coast Guard Yard facility in Baltimore and commence work on its upcoming Service Life Extension Project.  Eagle will remain at the Yard facility until the spring of 2015, when the Barque will travel to New London to commence the 2015 training program.

Specific port call dates are:

Morehead City, N.C.           March 27-30

San Juan, Puerto Rico         May 21-24

Oranjestad, Aruba              May 28-31

Cozumel, Mexico               June 7-10

Miami, Fla.                        June 14-17

Sydney, Canada                 June 28-July 1

St. Johns, Canada              July 4-7

New York City, N.Y.        July 18-21

Bourne, Mass.                   July 24-28

Rockland, Maine               Aug. 1-4

Yorktown, Va.                   Sept. 4-6

Baltimore, Md.                  Sept. 11-15

At 295 feet in length, the Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service.

Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German Navy, the Eagle was taken by the United States as a war reparation following World War II.

With more than 23,500 square feet of sail and six miles of rigging, the Eagle has served as a classroom at sea to future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering an at-sea leadership and professional development experience.

A permanent crew of seven officers and 50 enlisted personnel maintain the ship and guide the trainees through an underway and in-port training schedule, dedicated to learning the skills of navigation, damage control, watchstanding, engineering and deck seamanship.

To follow the adventure onboard Eagle, visit the ship’s Facebook page at:

While inport in February and March, the Eagle will be available for tours at the Ft. Trumbull pier most days from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  For more information, call 860-439-1562.

Atlantic Canada 7 Day Forecast

Today, 24 February
Cloudy. Flurries or rain showers beginning early this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High plus 3.
Tonight, 24 February
Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 10.
Tuesday, 25 February
Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 7.
Wednesday, 26 February
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 14. High minus 5.
Thursday, 27 February
Flurries. Low minus 12. High minus 5.
Friday, 28 February
Sunny. Low minus 13. High minus 5.
Saturday, 1 March
Flurries. Low minus 14. High minus 8.
Sunday, 2 March
A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17. High minus 9.

"May " The Maine Windjammer Project

"May" by Doug Mills
Heritage prepares for the upcoming sailing season in late May. [05-21-2011]

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ariel Winter: 'Mr Peabody & Sherman' Sydney Premiere

Sydney, Australia -  Sixteen year old actress Ariel Winter looked pretty in a black dress with white feather print and black heels as she walked the red carpet for Sydney Premiere of 'Mr Peabody & Sherman' at Fox Studios on February 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Ariel Winter Workman born January 28, 1998, known professionally as Ariel Winter, is an American actress and singer. She is best known as Alex Dunphy in the TV series Modern Family for which she, along with the rest of the show's cast, won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
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Gracie Gold Figure Skating Exhibition Performer

Sochi, Russia - Eighteen year old United States Figure Skater Gracie Gold looked beautiful in a black costume and hat as she performed at the Figure Skating Exhibition Gala at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Grace Elizabeth Gold, known as Gracie Gold, is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, the 2014 U.S. national champion, and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in the team event.
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"Timeless" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Timeless" By Doug Mills
The timeless beauty of North End Shipyard in the early morning. [05-30-2011]

Thursday, February 20, 2014

United States Ashley Wagner Earns 127.99 For Her Ladies Free Skate

Sochi, Russia - Twenty two year old United States Figure Skater Ashley Wagner looked beautiful as she skated a great ladies free skate  during the Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Wagner earned 127.99 for her free skate and a overall score of 193.20. This was her debut Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Ashley Wagner is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 Four Continents champion, 2012 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, 2012 Skate America champion, 2012 and 2013 Trophée Eric Bompard champion, 2012 and 2013 U.S. national champion.
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