The Andrea Doria’s Endless Curious Connections

A couple of days ago I received an unexpected phone call. The elderly gentleman identified himself as Emil Ravetto, whose origins are from the Piemonte, the Italian province where I was born. He explained that he was calling from Somers, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Earth Day

Between the headline “Burning Oil Rig Sinks in Gulf of Mexico” and now Carnival’s cruise ship encountering a large buoy off the Yucatan Peninsula, the Gulf is contributed ominous news on the observance of Earth Day. The following article appeared … Continue reading

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Publication of "The Loss of Andrea Doria"

Today, a technical paper that I co-authored with naval architect and friend, William Garzke, goes to publication. This is a proud moment for me. It is an opportunity to help humanity—specifically in contributing to passenger safety on our seas. This … Continue reading

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Leaving a Legacy of Survival

Yesterday, April 18, I received this touching note:  “In your book, Alive on the Andrea Doria, you wrote about my great grandmother! Celestina Caputo. I would like to say Thank you and that wishes are to you. Celeste passed away about … Continue reading

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Question of the Month

What means of high-tech transportation did famous billionaire Richard Branson recently unveil?  The answer is: Deep-sea submarine. See this amazing video of Branson and friends going to the ocean floor; exploring sea life and wrecks are two possible endeavors to … Continue reading

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Lucky Draw Shipwreck Survivor Quiz Winner!

Anyone who takes the Lucky Draw Survivor Quiz is entered in a drawing for a  complimentary copy of Alive on the Andrea Doria! This month’s winner is Arturo Lara of Manteo, North Carolina. Congratulations! Please try your Shipwreck Survivor knowledge and … Continue reading

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Book Review

Peter Wright, author of Triumphs and Tragedies, is on tour with his book this week and Writers in the Sky* is hosting him with the following book review: Peter Wright has not only lived a compelling life filled with exciting … Continue reading

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