"I like the strange and new": Captain Andy Ellers with the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington

A Barque, a Brig and a Schooner... Walk into a Bar

Aug 13 2021 • 1 hr 15 mins

Join Erin as she and Captain Andy Ellers talk about how a sculpture major from Denison University wound up with his own IMDB page and may or may not have gotten into a spot of trouble with Russell Crowe on the set of Master and Commander: Far Side of the World.

But first, we talk about the challenges of working with wicked expensive research equipment and how there just aren't that many opportunities for a sing-a-long with a tuba in the Maine Windjammer fleet. Also, how not to catch a baggywrinkle on fire and a Rhode Island connection!

For those wondering, here is the definition of a baggywrinkle (mentioned in the episode): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baggywrinkle

Corrections:
When Captain Ellers is describing the sailing master in the movie, the character's name is "Mr. Allen" and the actor's name is Robert Pugh.

For those interested, it's the June 1984 issue of Yankee Magazine, not May.

Ships mentioned: Angelique, Californian, Clipper City, Dayspring, Hawaiian Chieftain, Homer W. Dixon (now Manitou), Mattie (now Grace Bailey), Mercantile, Mistress, Providence, HMS Rose, Sylvina Beal, Spirit of Massachusetts, Tole Mour (now Vela)

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