Monday, June 1, 2009
Voyage of Ocean Watch Begins
At 1200 Hours, May 31, 2009, the 64' steel sailing vessel, Ocean Watch, left the dock in Seattle on her 25,000 mile voyage of discovery. It was a scramble to be sure to get going, but thanks to first mate, Dave Logan, and his fine team, we made in the nick of time. We have a great send-off, lots of media, the public, and even bagpipes. 20 people on board made for a festive atmosphere for the short go to Port Townsend, a lovely sea-faring town full of characters and wooden crafts of all sorts. Fantastic home-cooked me for us and wonderful people. Off to Victoria Canada today. Stay tuned, we have begun.
Thoughts from David Rockefeller-
David Rockefeller, Jr., co-founder of Sailors for the Sea, said, “ This project is definitely an expedition for our times. The health of our oceans is important to all of us, not just those who live by the sea. Our food sources, our climate and even the air we breathe are dependent on the vast ocean systems. Around the Americas will demonstrate both the current deterioration of the ocean condition and what we as individuals can do to reverse or at least slow the negative effects.”