Military commanders code-name projects with frightful names like Final Cut and Urgent Fury. But not so the captain of voyages of a certain schooner Anne.

 

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The pink drawing superimposed on the southern Atlantic between South America, Africa, and Antarctica on the chart below suggests the code-name for this next voyage. And no doubt that name will be carved into utilitarian objects soon.

 

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Here’s the schedule for Saturday if you’re looking to see them off. Weather forecast is so stupendous that news of the impending launch had the statues around Columbus Circle consulting their globes.

 

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This news may be what brought the brave young minke in on a reconnaissance mission for the greater rorquals and toothy ones of the Tropic of Capricorn below Ascension. Oh requiem for a minke!

 

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Lovely sailing: Reid, Soanya, and Anne.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.