Month: November 2015

Endeavour

In 1984 Elizabeth Myer purchased the J class yacht Endeavour and began the restoration(estimated to total $10 million). Myer was also instrumental in the restoration of Shamrock V another J class (Just 10 were built, between 1930 and 1937, and most had been scrapped).  She is president of J-Class Management. She founded the International Yacht …

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Erie Canal

Nostalgia – Siskiwit 8-10-92. Locked thru lock 7 on the Erie Canal and Jerry who was shooting TV weather spot for WTEN, Albany. Jerry asked if he could shoot us coming out of Lock 7. We affirmed. Rachel and I tied up at lock 6 (Half Moon) for an interview. Construction of the Erie Canal …

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Seakindly

Seakindly is most often thought of as heavy displacement, a full length keel, relatively narrow beam, slack bilges, and a decent amount of overhang forward and aft. Another aspect is decent freeboard forward with enough flare to deflect spray and prevent the bow from burying in an oncoming sea. This general concept was very popular …

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10 November 1975

S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, official number 277437, sank in Lake Superior on 10 November 1975 with total loss of crew. Having sailed upbound and downbound from the Soo Locks three times, there was never a time entering or leaving Whitefish Bay that I didn’t think of “Fitzgerald” RIP