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  • suthren@magma.ca
    Gentlemen, I got up at dawn and read this and fired off my incensed comment. Then I looked at the calendar. Yours---and a prime April Fool Vic ... From: david
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      Gentlemen, I got up at dawn and read this and fired off my incensed comment.
      Then I looked at the calendar.

      Yours---and a prime April Fool
      Vic
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "david webb" <alderweb@...>
      To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 7:04 AM
      Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] Fw: HMS Rose Newsletter: News on the Tall Ship Rose


      >
      > To quote Craig Williams, "there really is no stopping someone with lots of
      > money and a really bad idea!"
      > --Dave Webb At 06:54 AM 4/1/2005 -0500, you 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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