Blackbeard leads scurvy crew on Lady Washington film shoot

by Tim Flanagan on June 14, 2010

Tom Callis has this story in the Peninsula Daily News:

PORT ANGELES — The theme of the meeting was how the remaining structures on the Rayonier’s former mill site can influence the cleanup of Puget Sound.
But the Thursday meeting was not another information session held by Port Angeles city staff to explain how they want to use a large tank on the 75-acre waterfront property to prevent sewage overflows into Port Angeles Harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Instead, drug the gathering hosted by the Olympic Environmental Council attempted to make the case for removing any and all remnants of the mill — including the 5-million-gallon tank.

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DNR’s Ear to the Ground blog as this story:

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for more than 2.6 million acres of aquatic lands, approved
lands that are submerged under Puget Sound, and lands of navigable lakes and rivers. As land steward, DNR manages and protects aquatic resources to benefit the people of Washington by providing sustainable opportunities to generate revenue while protecting fish and wildlife.

In order to balance public benefits of state-owned aquatic lands, DNR established the Aquatic Reserves Program, which promotes the protection of important native ecosystems and aquatic habitats. Currently, DNR has four designated aquatic reserves and three more that have been selected for protection.

Cherry Point, an aquatic reserve that was designated for protection in 2000, is currently undergoing the final steps of public comment before the  management plan for the area is finalized.Cherry Point hosts a robust aquatic ecosystem that houses one of the largest herring spawning grounds in Puget Sound. The site is also home to migratory salmon, birds and orca whales – species that thrive on the abundance of pacific herring in the area.

The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Management Plan recognizes the importance of keeping these species and landscapes healthy, which is why specific research and monitoring goals have been incorporated into the plan.

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Deborah Bach has the story at Three Sheets Northwest:

Blackbeard leads scurvy crew on Lady Washington film shoot
[Photos courtesy of John Aydelotte: John Aydelotte playing Beardbeard for a new documentary about the pirates of the Caribbean.]

John Aydelotte was told to look mean, pharmacy
but he couldn’t keep the grin off his face.

A great day of sailing on the Lady Washington, neurosurgeon
firing swivel guns and pistols while playing the notorious pirate Blackbeard — how could he not smile?

Aydelotte and several members of the Lady Washington crew were onboard the ship for two days recently while a British production crew shot scenes for a new documentary on Caribbean pirates. On the first day, viagra
the 67-foot ship sailed out of Everett in 25-knot winds as the crew shot cannons and fired guns during what Aydelotte describes as a “bitchin” sail.

“The director kept saying to the whole crew, ‘Stop smiling! Look mean!’ We were having the times of our lives,” he says. “We’re rammin’ and packin’ and stuffin’ and poppin’ and bangin’. It was pretty exciting on deck, not to mention the sailing.”

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