Good morning everyone. If you are in Virginia or North Carolina and your business has any involvement with the Virginia Port or importing or exporting of products or even the general shipment of products, I encourage you to consider joining the Virginia Maritime Association. They are out there every day working to improve the economic competitiveness of Virginia. Please consider joining the cause! Virginia Maritime Association
Here is the website for the Lady Maryland, a replica pungy. Pungies were schooner-rigged vessels used for hauling freight and for oyster dredging during the middle to late 19th century. They were considered by many to the be the most beautiful sailing vessels ever built on the Chesapeake Bay. I am working on a book now dedicated to these magnificent vessels.
There, Doug Godbey, I posted the Lady Maryland for you!
Death on the Railroad
Interested in railroad history and mystery? This is a phenomenal documentary video about Irish immigrants and the early days of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
When I was in the fifth grade at North Accomack Elementary School, Mr. Casteneda was my teacher and he always spoke of the cyclical nature of life. This was back in the 70’s and, of course, we all thought he was a little, well, nutty. He said that one day people would revert back to growing their own food in the own gardens (how absurd), would start riding bikes instead of driving cars to work (absolutely ludicrous) and that we would want to live in smaller houses (can you say tiny house nation?), etc. How regressive this man of “supposed” higher learning seemed to be. I never knew what happened to Mr. C after I left North Accomack, but I remain amazed at how accurate his predictions were. Now to see large ocean shippers reverting back to sail power? Maybe there is something to this cyclical notion of life. Thank you Mr. C. for your infinite wisdom!
Volkswagen considering sail power….
VWC is pursuing approval to offer the MBA degree. We should know the status of our application in June.
Here is a link to some interesting fisheries statistics. I like to base my positions on factual data if at all possible. This is a good source.https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial-fisheries/