SailCargo

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  1. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,586 posts, 2,531 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Great video DArcy.
    Here's an example of hauling sailboats by cargo ship[​IMG]

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  2. vetch

    vetch

    Joined Dec 3, 2011
    102 posts, 19 likes
    Catalina C27
    US Bellingham


  3. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,943 posts, 1,486 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    The late, great Mot Greene, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, delivered their chocolate up the islands for years. It was a small op, boot-strap really, but it worked; they were able to maintain quality control on a perishable, high-end product.
     


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  4. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    3,046 posts, 1,098 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    A few years back a 100 odd foot sailing cargo vessel was trying to get a business going down here and they seemed to be having little success. Last I heard they sailed for the UK with a cargo of Grenadan chocolate (after some considerable investment in climate control for the hold), but I never heard that they even reached the UK, or delivered the cargo successfully.
    At any rate, they have not reappeared back here.
    An American friend of mine bought a Baltic trader called Fri in the mid-'70s and loaded her with around 50 tons of Heineken in Holland (he was a rich man's son). He said he paid all his expenses including the Panama canal fees with that beer until he ran out of beer, then he donated her to Greenpeace. That must have been a fun sailing voyage, hippie girls and all. lol
     


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  5. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,586 posts, 2,531 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH


  6. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,943 posts, 1,486 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    Mott Greene was recruiting anyone interested in delivering his chocolate. For U.S. delivery he wanted it done in the winter months to keep the product in top shape. Former Peace Corps guy, he knew how to get stuff done from nothing. Took local cacao, vanilla, sugar, bought and built the processing gear and powered it all with solar electric and wood-fired roasters. He was killed in a DC electrical accident a few years ago, but the company lives on in the capable hands of Edmond Brown.
    https://www.grenadachocolate.com/
     


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  7. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,943 posts, 1,486 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    Sailing Skipjack oyster fishing:
     


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  8. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,300 posts, 259 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    Not cargo, but this would get your attention....

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    Greg
     


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