Monday, September 20, 2010

AEOLUS in Nantucket

AEOLUS is nesting with other dinghies at Children's Beach in Nantucket. She was there this last weekend to transport the Lochridge family members around the harbor at their 4th annual reunion on the island. In the background is the ferry EAGLE of the Steamship Authority that transported Aeolus to this destination.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Track weather (Earl) on your mobile

Check out Earl's latest position with nifty storm track weather map overlays on your wireless device at

I built the page two years ago for myself and shipmates when I was a relief purser and deck hand on the North Ferry Co.

Steal this code and write your own custom weather page for your mobile page. My source is Wunderground

Thursday, September 02, 2010

AEOLUS - double ended skiff

AEOLUS is a double ended rowing and sailing skiff that my son Frank and I finished in 2009. This photo is taken at the inaugural launch from Preston's dock in Greenport NY. Aeolus is a lapstrake hull of stitch and glue construction from a kit supplied by Chesapeake Light Craft. She is 15 feet long and weighs only 95 lbs. Note her cotton lanteen sail from Lamu, Kenya.