Considering a Maritime Career?

The possibilities are wide and deep, like our oceans and seas. Here is a list of the main categories; some are very broad and make no mention of diving, collecting, fishing, exploration,   and more. What can you add to this list? … Continue reading

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Oceans Apart But Always United: A Message from Albert Einstein

“A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his … Continue reading

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Nick Schuyler Learned About Sea Safety At the Price of Three Friend’s Lives

Last week, Nick Schuyler, the NFL player who nearly escaped drowning like his three NFL buddies who were with him, painfully relived his experience on the Oprah show. It was evident that Mr. Schuyler was still feeling the angst for surviving against … Continue reading

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Surviving the Andrea Doria: The Gifford Family Story

A segment of The Gifford’s story: Bud and Wink Gifford and their four children: Dun (17), Jock (15), Chad (13) and Bambi (9)       On June 20 we set off on the Queen Mary for an adventure traveling on a months … Continue reading

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A letter from deep-sea diver Joel Silverstein on finding the Andrea Doria bell

Hello Pierette, Thank you for your warm note [of congratulations].  When I first started diving shipwrecks in 1988 on Long Island the Andrea Doria was always the “big dive.” Long before technical diving, and rebreathers were being employed, the “Doria … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE SUMMER

You’re wondering what this post celebrating summer has to do with saving our seas, right? After reading the narrative below and watching Louis Armstrong sing “It’s a Wonderful World” –one more time, I asked myself: would the jazz man from New … Continue reading

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Audio CD Book Alive the Andrea Doria Is a Winner At the Hollywood Book Festival

I almost fell overboard when I received notice that my audio CD book of Alive on the Andrea Doria has won national recognition from the Hollywood Book Festival. To see a list of winners: http://www.hollywoodbookfestival.com/winners2010.htm     The Honorable Mention award will … Continue reading

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Canton Public Library Recommends Alive on the Andrea Doria for First Wave of Summer Reading

Peril on the Sea Alive on the Andrea Doria: the greatest sea rescue in history Title: Alive on the Andrea Doria: the greatest sea rescue in history Author: Simpson, Pierette Domenica Note: Includes bibliographical references and index   At the … Continue reading

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Interview with Marine Engineer About the Safety of Cruising

1. How often do you take cruises? About every 2 or 3 years.  2. Has piracy influenced your decisions to take a cruise? No. It was not an issue at the time of my last cruise and it is not … Continue reading

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Historic Andrea Doria Bell Recovered by New Jersey Shipwreck Divers

 On Monday,> June 28,two lucky New Jersey divers discovered the historic Andrea Doria bell while exploring the “Grande Dame of the Sea.”  Ernest Rookey, of Jackson, and Carl Bayer, of Hillsborough, were part of an expedition team diving on the … Continue reading

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