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Gallery: Kingdom Sailing Regions: Ernestina

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Gallery: Brewster Islands, Boston Harbor in KoD



Video: Kingdom of DeMolay Sailing region, Boston Harbor

Gallops, Hangmans, Georges, and Lovells Island are in their first round of development, making ready for a film to be shot on these locations in the near future! Schooner Ernestina is in good shape for filming. Below are two raw reels of RJ sailing in the Kingdom.





Gallery: Ernestina in dense fog


Gallery: Ernestina in Rough Seas Virtually

Working on delivering a reasonable ‘sea state’ for the Ernestina to sail into.  Also close to delivering a smooth-sailing version of the schooner script!

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Gallery: Schooner Mystic Whaler

Been a while! a three day voyage aboard the Schooner Mystic Whaler was a welcome way to return to New York after an adventure in Florida. below are some of the highlights caught on my camera phone:


Gallery: SLCC 2011

This year, the SL Community Convention will be held in Oakland, CA August 12-14. There is a lot going on in preparation! The build is expertly managed by Xavier Sockington, and some excellent projects are underway! My contribution to this year’s event is to revisit the Boston Lighthouse and Ernestina builds rezzed for last year’s event, held on the same sims. The build last year consisted of hastily throwing down build elements in the final 2 weeks before the event. An improvement in the Lighthouse, including moving it to it’s own island, and making an area for the Sailing Community to take hold and extoll the virtues of this community to the SLCC crowds. Below are some of the snapshots taken while working on the site, more to follow with exclusives of the upcoming Oakland SLCC builds!


Video: Ernestina New Bedford

Wow. New Shadow Clients and now the Ernestina is being filmed by a German resident – amazing! thank you Niclas Darkstone!  The text translates as “First attempts at sailing with a recreation of the Ernestina New bedfrod 1880. The Ship has over 1600 prims and has no issues with simcrossing! A very beautiful ship, thank you to the creator!” I should add that it would not be nearly awesome if not for the amazing work of Jesrad Seraph who scripted this build for sailing! More info on the RL Ernestina can be found at


Ernestina New Bedford from cobrelon on Vimeo.

Gallery: Ernestina & “Mystery Log” Crew in SL™


Gallery: Ernestina in SL™ v1.25


The Schooner Ernestina is a turn-of-the-century Grand Banks Fishing vessel, a rare example of the classic vessel used in the age of sail out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.  It is a predecessor to the kind of fishing fleet in the movie “The Perfect Storm“, and had to deal with weather of a similar kind in an age when steam power was just beginning to displace these majestic and hand-crafted wood sailing craft.

This version is not yet distributed, as work to reduce prims continues. Geek technocrati: Sculpty prims will replace the existing build where praticable.  In turn, this will allow for further detailing the deck hardware, as well as adding the running rigging (particle rope script).