Sunday, August 03, 2008


Falls of Clyde: tomorrow’s technology about to be scuttled?

by Larry Geller

Tall Ship I wonder if oil prices will climb to the point one day that it will pay to do our interisland superferrying by sailing ship?

In that case, won’t it be too bad if the Falls of Clyde has been sunk because no one in this town knows how to maintain anything?

The world may need the technology that this 128-year-old ship represents. It’s the world's only fully rigged four-masted ship. The very last one!!! I hope it doesn’t actually get sunk (see the editorial cartoons in today’s Advertiser and Star-Bulletin, they’re both about Clyde).

Wouldn’t it be a shame if Honolulu gets known as the city that spent billions on a rail boondoggle while letting an important sailing ship rot?

It’s been said that everyone is connected to everyone else by six degrees of separation. That means that you or I might somehow connect with a millionaire who could save this ship.

I sent off some emails this morning, how about you? Know anyone who knows anyone?


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