A Forum for Discussions among Voyagers and Others related to the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2014 Jul 15, 10:04 -0700
The Morgan and accompanying vessels are currently just a few miles outside Boston Harbor. They should be among the Harbor Islands in about an hour. The high-speed ferry "Provincetown IV" that transported some of us to/from Provincetown has apparently gone out to meet the group (they just slowed down and turned to match course with the little fleet).
I have found that it can be difficult to explain this "voyage" to people who are outside the core market. If you're talking to people who enjoy maritime history or tall ships, it's easy. But otherwise, the replies are often in the range "oh... that's nice. You went whale-watching. What did that cost you? We did that a couple of years ago..." So how do we expand the audience? How do we persuade people who are outside the core market that this is a significant event? One way may be to point out that the captain of the Charles W. Morgan, Captain Kip Files, will be tossing out the first pitch this Friday night at Fenway Park. I think everybody understands Red Sox fame. Here's the description from mysticseaport.org:
"The Boston Red Sox have named July 18, 2014 Mystic Seaport Night – A Whale of a Game! The Red Sox will honor the Charles W. Morgan and her visit to Boston Harbor during their home game against the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 18, at 7:10 p.m.
The Morgan‘s Captain Kip Files is slated to throw out the first pitch, the Mystic Little League and Mystic Sea Scouts will be on the field for the national anthem, videos about the Morgan and her recent trip to NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary will be shown on the Jumbotron, and there will be special activities in the Kids Clubhouse. Mystic Seaport will also have a display table set up on the concourse near Gates A and B."
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