Meanwhile in Hoboken . . . this mystery ship still awaits, but I don’t want to identify it quite yet. Just savor these pix and imagine the possibilities. Where else might iconic shapes as well as canvas hang from the rigging? Wind magic?

 

 

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Where do solar panels lie side-by- side with carved mythic panels of tropical hardwood, both types deployed to channel what powers they may into the craft? Electronic magic?

 

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The stern galley admits adequate light to nurture luxuriant growth, an ecosystem unto itself. Biomagic?

 

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Moving forward along the interior starboard, tendrils are drawn to every sunbeam.

 

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In the forepeak ideas and inspiration are carved where your eyes gaze as you chase sleep. . .

 

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and a companionway leads back onto the star deck and up forward . . .

 

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where a carved water sprite bows gracefully in anticipation of a 1000 days of dancing on the waters of the planet. Space flight may bring similar isolation and adventure, but it’ll never match the dance or the artistry of a water voyage. Prepare to dance, my spritely figurehead.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.