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Re: The St. Clair Voyage - 1398 to 1998



I believe I know of two other contributors also.
Laurel
-----Original Message-----
From: Myra Perala <mperala@teleport.com>
To: sinclair@mids.org <sinclair@mids.org>
Cc: NestorP@aol.com <NestorP@aol.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: The St. Clair Voyage - 1398 to 1998


>Hi, Friends, Cousins, and Shirt-tails,
>
>I've lurked on this list for about a year and enjoyed, sometimes even
>laboriously the eloquent and fascinating topics which arose.
>
>I have to thank all of you who've contributed to the presence, success and
>endurance of the list.  I love to read Nevin's, Richards, Toni's, and
>others thoughtful comments and historical wisdom.  Thanks, All.  Would love
>to meet you.
>
>Nevin, your letter re the voyage interested me, and I came alive when I
>read about the lack of cash offered to build the ship.  When I learned of
>it at Laurel Fechner's home, I promptly dug out my checkbook and
>contributed a pittance, my $20.
>
>I can't believe that nobody else offered any financial support, and when it
>is described as 'zilch' I have to wonder where my $20 went, as well as
>other contributions.  It just doesn't add up.
>
>Myra Perala
>
>
>
>At 02:47 PM 8/3/99 +0100, you wrote:
>>At 14:10 01/08/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>Has anyone seen this page?
>>>
>>>http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/~exped/stclair/stclair.htm
>>>
>>>Amber
>>
>>Replica boat to re-enact the crossing of Prince Henry Sinclair.
>>
>>
>>  I gave the enthusiastic Edinburgh University' students 400 to get them
>>started.  This was followed by a
>>further 10,000 to prepare a model (now in the United States) but, as
there
>>was very little money being
>>contributed from other sources (including zilch from the United States and
>>an equal sum from Canada),                                           the
>>project ran out of money rather than steam.  I also paid the air-fare for
a
>>fund-raiser to go to Canada
>>to present the case to a large Canadian Company (founded and run by
>>Sinclairs) in the hope of generating
>>interest there.  Again there was lots of enthusiasm but a complete dearth
>>of funds.
>>
>>The students had gathered some very experienced boat-builders and seamen
>>together.  They deserved
>>greater support.
>>
>>A lady is now planning a voyage from Venice to the New World via Orkney
and
>>Shetland.  She already
>>has a boat.  I have agreed to address a gathering in Venice later this
year
>>to raise funds.  This has the
>>support of the Mayor of Venice so we are hoping for a happier outcome.
>>
>>Niven Sinclair
>>
>>Ideas are wonderful but money is needed to carry them through
>>
>>
>>
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