PBS: Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus

How did he do it? What courage, determination, and fortitude! Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus Sunday ,10/3 from 11:30-1:30 a.m. ET.  This program centers on Christopher Columbus’ historic first voyage, re-created with replicas of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. … Continue reading

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Titanic Shipwreck: New Revelations or Hype?

According to my trusted source, chairman of marine forensics for SNAME, naval architects concur that the Titanic could not have continued “full speed ahead”, as stated by writer Louise Patton–grand-daughter of 2nd officer Lightoller. The following article reveals  what  Lightoller … Continue reading

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Endless Andrea Doria Connections

Excerpt from and article about a speaking event for Ameriprise Financial Services in South Bend Indiana: As often manifests during my speaking events, there was an Andrea Doria connection. A gentleman informed me that there had been a family from … Continue reading

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A Great-Full Day!

TODAY is World Gratitude Day! Started in 1977 by the United Nations Meditation Group, World Gratitude Day is an opportunity to celebrate the things you are grateful for and to show appreciation for your blessings.  Everyone can take part by … Continue reading

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Found: Andrea Doria Lifeboat Owner!

Good Afternoon Pierette, Nice to meet you. I have been in the commercial diving business for the past 33 years, currently working for Oceaneering Int. the company that worked with Peter Gimble to recover one of the ships safe back … Continue reading

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Quote: what is courage?

Courage “It’s been proven that the only effective way to deal with fear is to walk through it, through the pain that accompanies doing something you’re afraid to do. It takes courage to fulfill your commitments, courage to stay on … Continue reading

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Found on Land: Two Andrea Doria Lifeboats!

What great fines from the Andrea Doria this summer! First the bridge bell founded the wreck site and now to Andrea Doria lifeboats found in Lafitte, Louisiana. I can’t wait to hear what’s next! The following is a detailed account … Continue reading

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15 Famous Authors With Surprising College Majors

You’re undoubtedly wondering what this title has to do with serving our seas. Actually, I’m trying to make a point: you don’t have to be a naval architect, shipwreck diver, shipbuilder, or anything related to the sea in order to … Continue reading

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Expedition Titanic: Troubles on the Surface

 As if the expedition more than 12,000 feet below the surface isn’t challenging enough, the dream team of Expedition Titanic must contend with Hurricane Earl on the surface. On the Waitt Institute blog it’s described as “The Waiting” as most … Continue reading

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Helen Keller inspires us to cure apathy with inner science

Helen Keller’s words below really struck a chord that I want to share: “Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.” … Continue reading

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