Safety at Sea - Safety Studies

Safety at Sea - Safety Studies
People who provide content on the internet still use full PCs, keyboards and screens.  Users of the internet use handheld devices.  Currently, I am feeding three websites.  Feeding a website is very much like having a baby to take care of.  Besides feeding, there’s the burping, diaper changing, playing and sometimes you look forward to... Read more »

December 7, 1941 Frank X. O'Donnell Will Last In Greatness

December 7, 1941 Frank X. O'Donnell Will Last In Greatness
Going to sailing school in Belmont Harbor in Chicago in the 1970′s as a youth, there was a man who maintained the sailboats we kids trashed from high usage.  He worked quietly, but knew everything that was going on.  He had the ruddy Irish complexion, those Irish blue eyes, black eyebrows and gray hair.  You’ve... Read more »

The Christmas Tree Ship (aka The Christmas Schooner Musical)

The Christmas Tree Ship (aka The Christmas Schooner Musical)
The Christmas Schooner is a theater musical about the first Christmas Ship coming from the North end of Lake Michigan to Chicago. Christmas Trees were a European tradition and was not widely adopted in Chicago, even though Chicago had a lot of European people in the day.  All trees around Chicago had been cut down... Read more »
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Liverwurst and Onion Sandwich For Dinner While Sailing on Thanksgiving Day

Liverwurst and Onion Sandwich For Dinner While Sailing on Thanksgiving Day
There are tons of boats that are delivered from the U.S. to the Caribbean, or back from the Caribbean, or to other far away places.  To get them around, each boat needs crew, or hands, to do the sailing.  Commonly the boat owner will pay your airfare, and meals on board the boat (housing –... Read more »

Charitable Giving to Grow Sailing

Charitable Giving to Grow Sailing
Would you like to do good in the world?  Do you have the goal of being philanthropic?  Does a tax situation give you a little push to give some of your hard earned money away?  Or do you just have some money you just like to give away, just because? Would you contribute to teaching... Read more »

Donate to Preserve Maritime History at Lake Michigan Museums

Donate to Preserve Maritime History at Lake Michigan Museums
Would you like to do good in the world?  Do you have the goal of being philanthropic?  Does a tax situation give you a little push to give some of your hard earned money away?  Or do you just have some money you just like to give away, just because? And if you haven’t been... Read more »
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Donate to Preserve Lighthouses

Donate to Preserve Lighthouses
In the time before GPS and modern electronics, ships making way on Lake Michigan ran aground, became lost and at times lives were lost. The U.S. Federal Government paid for the building of lighthouses to help guide mariners on their way. Interestingly, each lighthouse signals a lot of information. Each light has its own unique... Read more »

Sports Inequality Includes Sailing

Sports Inequality Includes Sailing
There’s this thing called Blog Action Day, which is today, where bloggers around the world are asked to write about a single topic which is picked for us – it is “Inequality.” Here’s an example, look at the for-profit sports team called da Chicago Bears.  The government paid for the facility where this business makes... Read more »

Hypothermia - It Is Your Enemy

Hypothermia - It Is Your Enemy
Sailing builds experience over time, each time out is another lesson  The maritime knowledge is passed from generation to generation.  Hypothermia can occur any time of the year.  I hope this one gives you nightmares and keeps you awake at night…………. Falling into semi-cold or cold water has immediate effects on the blood circulatory system... Read more »
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Keep Sailing Going - Update

Keep Sailing Going - Update
The North Shore Yacht Club posted the following on their Facebook page since yesterday: After hundreds of supporters packed both the City of Highland Park City Council meeting last night, and again tonight at the Park District of Highland Park Board of Commissioners meeting, a THREE WAY VICTORIOUS agreement was reached. Both agreed to extend... Read more »