If allowed to return, U.S. cruisers will find a lost world of both beauty and bureaucracy
As Washington moves closer to lifting the ban on travel to Cuba, American mariners are increasingly optimistic they will soon be cruising and fishing in the land of “rum, rhumba and revolution.”
Recent expeditions help tell the story of the Saginaw, wrecked on a reef at a remote Pacific atoll in 1870
On the afternoon of Jan. 3, 1871, a ship’s carpenter marooned with 87 others on a desert island at Kure Atoll in the Pacific saw a smudge of smoke on the horizon, the first sign that five valiant men who had set sail from the atoll 46 days earlier on a jury-rigged 30-foot whaleboat had found help.
A small boat, a cold front and four anglers too far offshore —
A combination that quickly led to a worst-case scenario
A delivery crew of three men was aboard a 38-foot catamaran that capsized in February 2007 east of Bermuda in 45-foot seas.
Two crewmen survived for 10 hours in the 63-degree water before they were rescued. The captain died. The difference between life and death in all likelihood was clothing.
Bruce Kessler gave up directing for the role he truly coveted — living and promoting the cruising life
Bruce Kessler’s first order of business after settling Spirit of Zopilote into a slip at the marina is to walk the docks.
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