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Posts tagged as “Capt. Bob Cerullo”

Man Eating Giant Clams

Giant clams are the largest mollusks on Earth. Unlike other mollusks, once they fasten themselves to a spot on a reef, there it stays for the remainder of its life. Giant clams generally live in the warm waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans.Colloquially…

Old Blue Eyes, the Scallop

One of the world’s best-known Renaissance works of art is Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. It features the beautiful Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, carried ashore on a giant scallop shell. Art historians explain that through the ages, scallops and other hinged shells…

Royal Yacht

The British Royal Yacht Britannia was decommissioned in 1997 as a cost cutting measure. It certainly was impressive and added to the British image while providing a kind of floating British embassy with all the pomp and circumstance associated with British royalty.The building of a…

The Whale Pump

A recent study in the Gulf of Maine discovered the presence of marine mammals is a key factor in maintaining the fish population of the waters in the area. Specifically, the phenomenon that describes the process in whales is called the Whale Pump. Essentially, what…

Wheeler Yachts Reborn

“A functional fishing machine, sturdy, reliant and built to take the worst weather and sweating in any kind of sea.” Ernest Hemingway When legendary author Ernest Hemingway decided to build his dream fishing boat, he chose Howard E. Wheeler Sr. to build it. Wheeler had…

Forcola: The Venetian Oarlock

There is no other image that more identifies Venice than the gondola. Its unique design dates back to the 11th century. The gondola has been celebrated in song, art and literature for centuries. Mark Twain observed, “We reached Venice at eight in the evening, and…

USS Sequoia

Imagine if the highly polished mahogany cabin walls of the Presidential yacht Sequoia could talk what they could say of the private conversations of some eight American presidents with powerful leaders from around the world for the period 1933 to 1977. The Presidential yacht Sequoia…

USS Grayback

One of the most successful submarines of World War II, the USS Grayback, fought its last battle at the end of February 1944, but was never seen again. Commissioned on June 30,1941 she set sail for Pearl Harbor after about six months to join the…

Guy Lombardo’s Need For Speed

Freeport Long Island was a frequent destination for my family. My father loved seafood and we ate at Barnacle Bills Seafood Restaurant often. It was on one of those dinner trips to Freeport, LI that my dad took me to see a fellow named Joe…