FIRE Project update

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Readers will have noticed changes in the presentation of our news and information portals this year.

Since January, we have been testing various items of new software and modifications. This work is nearing conclusion.

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FIRE Project Link Changes

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The FIRE Project public access portals are beginning to display hyperlinks to related information in a new format.

In line with Project policy set at the start of the project in 1995, all established URLs will continue to operate.

This is a housekeeping operation to prepare the Project’s public access portals for system enhancements that will begin introduction from December 2013.

A key to hyperlinks formats will be added to each portal as navigation information.

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The Whaleship Charles W Morgan in a Nutshell

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Read The Whaleship Charles W Morgan in a Nutshell

 

and visit the other crew members in this Nautical Blog Hop

http://jmaucoin.com/2013/09/16/nautical-blog-hop-black-men-the-black-flag/
http://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/weigh-anchor-nautical-blog-hop.html
http://doug1401ck.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/pirates-and-their-ships.html
http://www.lindacollison.com/women-working-men-aboard-ship
www.margaretmuirauthor.blogspot.com
http://julianstockwin.com/welcome-front-page/blog-page/
http://annabelfrage.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/by-the-sea-by-the-beautiful-sea/
http://wp.me/p3GFor-1W
http://www.veulett.com/2013/09/16/weigh-anchor-nautical-blog-hop/
http://thepirateempire.blogspot.co.uk/
http://mark-patton.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.katherinebone.com/
http://blog.alaricbond.com/
http://gingermyrick.com/nautical-blog-hop/
http://www.judithstarkston.com/articles/the-wonders-of-bronze-age-shipwrecks/
http://seymourhamilton.com/?p=168
http://www.oldsaltblog.com/
http://jameslnelson.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sjat.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/nautical-meanderings/
http://pruebatten.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/knowing-the-ropes/
http://dawlishchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.joan-druett.blogspot.co.nz/
http://busywords.wordpress.com/
http://nthn.firetrench.com/2013/09/stand-by-to-raise-anchor/
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Radio controlled model of the Morgan sails at Mystic Seaport

The Whaleship Charles W Morgan

It was 1841 and one of the whaleships heading out of New Bedford on the morning tide carried a new crewman on his first whale hunt. Herman Melville was to become famous as the author of a great classic nautical novel, Moby Dick , that has become a popular read down generations and across the world. As Herman Melville watched the receding shore, a new whale ship was being launched from a New Bedford yard.

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Nautical Blog Hop Raising Steam

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Counting down to September 17 and the start of the Blog Hop Voyage.

To provide an easy access Discussion Board a lightly regulated system has been set up for the Voyage

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Initial List of Blog Hop URLs

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The initial list of URLs participating in the Nautical Blog Hop are:

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Stand By To Raise Anchor

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Stand By to Raise Anchor on September 17

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SATcase™: Revolutionary smartphone invention that eliminates the ‘search’ from search and rescue.

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SATcase™ is a revolutionary device capable of transforming a common smartphone into a lifesaving satellite phone. The transformation is seamless: after placing one’s smartphone inside a durable, rugged case, users simply install the SATcase™ app.

London, United Kingdom. 12th July 2013 – For many, there’s nothing better than the thrill of an outdoor adventure. Unfortunately, along with every adventure, there exists an inherent risk that something could go terribly wrong. Even the best laid plans can go awry, and when they do, having a satellite phone may mean the difference between life and death.

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“Vertical” round the world solo yachtsman to give fundraising talk for local RNLI lifeboats

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Adrian aboard Barrabas off the Siberian coast

Date: 11/11/2008

Author: Adrian Don, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: Tynemouth 045 2008

Tynemouth and Cullercoats RNLI lifeboat stations are asking people to join us for an extraordinary event.

Adrian Flannigan, solo yachtsman, will re-live his adventures to raise funds to help keep our lifeboats saving lives at sea.

Adrian has a reputation for delivering a fascinating and lively talk, capturing his audience completely.

Adrian became the first person to complete a ‘Vertical Circumnavigation’ of the planet in 2008, having endured an epic 405 days of sailing and 31,000 lonely miles.

The event takes place on Friday 14 November 2008, from 6.30pm (start 7.30pm prompt) at South Tyneside College, St Georges Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6ET.
Tickets: £8 (adults; £5 (students / senior citizens); £10 (on the door)
TICKETLINE: 0191 266 1037 or 07703 323 086
Email: info@storrarmarine.co.uk or info@thepolarfront.com

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Over The Top

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This is an inspiring story and it holds the reader from the first page.

Good books inform and entertain. This is a good book. The author is a writer who embarked on an extraordinary adventure. The result is a well-written book. The adventure was the first attempt to complete a vertical or bi-polar circumnavigation by sea. The idea took root while the author was a teenager. The events of life conspired to delay the adventure for three decades. Many have a dream, see it delayed and never pluck up the courage to make it happen. Flanagan sets the scene with a brief and readable background to his life before the adventure. The task he set himself was considerable. He had to acquire the necessary skills of seamanship, find and equip a suitable boat and then sail his dream. That would have been a serious challenge for a novice sailor, but he planned a course that would tax the most experienced yachtsmen. It involved sailing from the South Coast of England, down through the Atlantic, past the Falkland Islands, round Cape Horn against prevailing wind and currents, north through the Pacific to the Bering Strait and then along the Russian northern coast, round the top of Norway and down the North Sea to the English Channel and back to Southampton Water. The preparation was compressed into less than a year and the expedition was largely funded by mortgaging his home and using all his savings. The voyage was full of extreme tests, not least in obtaining the first permission from the Russian Government for a single-handed sailor to transit the Russian Northern Sea Route.

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The Voyage of the Beagle

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This book is both a fascinating account of one of the events that changed the world, and fine art. The publisher has produced a handsome volume with printed linen covers and high quality paper. The work is lavishly illustrated with art, photographs, sketches, maps, facsimile extracts of newspapers and advertisements. The production standard is very high and the quality of illustration is to be expected of this publisher and of an author who was an auctioneer with Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers, Head of Victorian Paintings and a former curator of art. James Taylor has collected together for the first time all the threads of the story of Charles Darwin and the Voyage of HMS Beagle that was to change our view of the world. The text is readable and engaging, enriched by first-hand commentary from personal letters and diaries.

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