Captain Jonathan Mercer Wonder of wonders! The sea is turquoise, the sand is golden and one can see the bottom of the harbour and its reefs, 40 feet beneath us. This is more like it! We took on our pilot, Captain White, who I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing for a few years at… read more of “Captain’s…”
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Captain Jonathan Mercer Editor’s note: Since Captain Mercer has been contributing to the blog, we have been editing out most of the spellings and punctuation peculiar to British English (America and England — separated by a common language). The captain has informed us that he looks upon that practice unfavourably. Not wishing to displease the… read more of “Captain’s…”
Blog reader Bruce’s parents sailed on Eurodam’s last Canada/New England cruise , and he followed their progress via various port webcams. He shared several screen captures with us. Eurodam at St. John, New Brunswick, in the morning after arrival (left) and in the evening before departure. Eurodam departing Boston, Mass.
Eurodam is calling at Fort Lauderdale today for the first time, and after working on the blog for more than a year we’re finally going to get to see the ship in person. We’ll post some videos and photos when we get back in the office this afternoon, so stay tuned.
Captain Jonathan Mercer We have been making speed to be at the pilot station off Port Everglades at 0545 on Wednesday. I started the voyage on two diesels, which was more than sufficient for the speed required, however, near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, as expected, we encountered the north wall of the Gulf Stream. Sometimes… read more of “Captain’s…”
Captain Jonathan Mercer Newport passed by yesterday, and we anchored in the roads on a lovely sunny day. Once again, using the joystick we held position on our anchor in the company of the Caribbean Princess. Sailing yachts surrounded us during the day; I think being that it’s a holiday they were making the most… read more of “Captain’s…”
Eurodam called at Newport, Rhode Island, Saturday, Oct. 11, for the last time this season. The Newport Historical Society has a great display of Newport’s history in a timeline format. I came across this picture of a house at 133 Spring Street that was taken between 1838-1892 (above). Here is what 133 Spring Street looks… read more of “Newport, Rhode…”
Captain Jonathan Mercer A beautiful sunrise greeted us as we embarked our pilot and made for the buoyed channel leading into Boston Harbor. The pilot remarked as he came to the bridge that the E “sure is a beautiful ship, she looked great as you came towards us.” I have heard the same remark made… read more of “Captain’s…”