Bone Chilling Video Account from a Survivor

OMG! What a chilling account of courage in the face of survival. You’ll want to see this. Joe Griffith of Norman, Oaklahoma talks about his experience as a passenger on the Andrea Doria: http://newsok.com/multimedia/video/73032320001 (6 minutes)

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In which direction are you flowing?

 We are all inlets to the great sea of life. ~Emanuel Swedenborg

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A Tribute to a Rescuer: Jimmy Latham Walker

  Meeting Jimmy Walker was a great opportunity. He flew to Michigan a year ago for our “reunion”. We hadn’t formally met yet, except by circumstance–during the sinking of the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria.  Jimmy was one of the … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote

I love this quote– not that I think I do everything right, which I surely don’t! But it inspires to do our best to create heaven on earth. Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Distinguished Architect and Collector of Nautical Memorabilia

This week, I received two sad e-mails regarding the passing of two gentlemen connected to the Andrea Doria. This post is about one of them: notable architect Der Scutt. The next blog will be dedicated to a rescuer and friend … Continue reading

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Artwork of Maritime Artist and Master Carver Patrick B. Pointer

What a talented artist! And what patience, passion, and determination to etch maritime history in wood. To view Pastor Patrick Pointers work, please follow his directions below. You will be amazed! Well the newest of my carvings was unveiled at the Michigan … Continue reading

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The Andrea Doria’s Endless Curious Connections

“Where Did the Lifeboats Land?” This last week has brought about another curious connection to the Italian Grande Dame. A gentleman wrote to me in search all of the remaining Andrea Doria lifeboats.  Here’s the correspondence: I am a student … Continue reading

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The Andrea Doria's Endless Curious Connections

 ”Right of Passage” First, let me explain the title Curious Connections.   Today is the first of a series of blog posts about my personal daily happenings. Before you think this will lead to the mundane, let me explain the impetus for these … Continue reading

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Where Are the Remaining Andrea Doria Lifeboats?

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a young man who needs information on the existing Andrea Doria lifeboats. “I am a student at SUNY Maritime College. I am studying the Andrea Doria disaster for my senior thesis. We … Continue reading

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Overboard! A True Bluewater Odyssey of Disaster and Survival

As a member of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association, I receive an online book review source called Booklist. Books that make it into this highly respected source for librarians, have been scrutinized by the experts in … Continue reading

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