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Re: [WarOf1812] Fw: HMS Rose Newsletter: News on the Tall Ship Rose

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  • ray hobbs
    Just musing folks - this did appear in the newsletter on April 1st. Might it be a joke? A sick one, at that. Ray Hobbs 41st Regt ... ... [Non-text
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 1, 2005
      Just musing folks - this did appear in the newsletter on April 1st.
      Might it be a joke? A sick one, at that.
      Ray Hobbs
      41st Regt



      On Friday, April 1, 2005, at 06:54 AM, <suthren@...> wrote:

      > So it would appear a once beautiful and valued sail training vessel and
      > replica is being turned into a travesty of a tasteless nonsailing
      > Hooters-type bar with a� boxing kangaroo figurehead (!) and an
      > 'authentic'
      > crow's nest that 'every 18th C vessel had'. Poor Richard Bailey. And
      > what
      > John Millar must be thinking I can't imagine. Better to imagine her as
      > she
      > once was, mates, and raise a glass to what she gave us all. She
      > deserved
      > better than this....
      >
      > Yours aye
      > Vic Suthren
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "HMS ROSE Newsletter" <newsletter@...>
      > To: "HMS ROSE Newsletter" <newsletter@...>
      > Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 2:09 AM
      > Subject: HMS Rose Newsletter: News on the Tall Ship Rose
      >
      >
      > >������������������������ 'HMS' ROSE Newsletter
      > >��������������������� http://www.tallshiprose.org
      > >
      > > Los Angeles, April 1, 2005
      > >
      > > Sources confirmed today that Russell Crowe has purchased the tall
      > ship
      > > HMS Rose from Fox Studios and the Maritime Museum San Diego.� The
      > ship
      > > which was used in the film "Master and Commander: Far Side of the
      > > World" will be moved from her current home in San Diego to Cabo San
      > > Lucas, Mexico, where Crowe plans to convert it into a floating
      > > restaurant and nightclub.� According to an assistant to his
      > publicist,
      > > Cindy Knight, Mr Crowe developed the idea with friends during the
      > > filming of the epic sea adventure.� They had planned to open a South
      > > Pacific themed restaurant in LA after filming but initial attempts to
      > > work out a deal fell through because Fox wanted to reserve it for
      > > possible use in a sequel.� When the sequel was shelved talks started
      > > up again and Crowe's new company, Twinkle Star Enterprises, was able
      > > to close the deal.
      > >
      > > "Russell has really been looking forward to this," says Knight.�
      > "It's
      > > been a pet project of his for some time."� According to Knight, he
      > > plans to name the ship "Crowe's Nest" and make it a premier dockside
      > > destination for wealthy Cabo party goers.� It will feature Polynesian
      > > food and have an all female wait staff.� "Something like Hooters
      > meets
      > > Outback, but much nicer," says Knight.� Apparently Crowe personally
      > > designed the menu as well as a new figurehead, an emblematic boxing
      > > kangaroo.
      > >
      > > "The look of the ship won't change," claims Knight.� "Space was a
      > > problem initially, but Russell hired a Naval Architect to draw up
      > > plans for a new deck for dancing which wouldn't detract from the
      > > overall historic spirit of the ship.� "In fact Russell wants to
      > > enhance the historical accuracy of the ship by providing true crow's
      > > nests, something that was missing in the movie.� Apparently all
      > square
      > > rigged ships in the 1800's had them."
      > >
      > > In keeping with the overall theme the additions will be "Crowe's
      > > Nests" (note the 'e') and have ladders for VIP visitors, something
      > > less common on ships in the 1800's.
      > >
      > > Does Crowe plan on taking the ship for a spin out in the Pacific from
      > > time to time, perhaps reprising his role as "Master and Commander"
      > for
      > > friends and family?� "Heaven's no," says Knight.� "The ship is going
      > to
      > > be cemented in it's berth.� It's going to have very valuable movie
      > > memorabilia on board so they don't want to risk damaging anything by
      > > exposing it to harsh conditions."
      > >
      > > The ship may be only the first in a series.� Sources close to Crowe
      > > say he plans to purchase additional tall ships and convert them into
      > > members of a "fleet" of ships to be known as "Crowe Bars", installing
      > > them in places like Monaco and Cancun where the rich and famous like
      > > to play on their vacations.
      > >
      > > ===================================
      > >
      > > HMS Rose Posters Now Available Online
      > > $12 each + $4 per shipping per order
      > > http://www.tallshiprose.org/info/poster.html
      > >
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