So here, at the end of the year, I have spent a few moments pondering the maritime events that affected my life. As usual, this is a personal list, but checking back against prior lists I am surprised that this list making can be very unpredictable. It almost seems that these annual lists carry a hidden common thread, and this year it seems the things that affected me most are not as clearly eventful as prior years. Instead they appear to be subtle, occasionally disturbing and occasionally promising and sometimes both.
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Inventions are often difficult to track, but they often start with a loose comment.
Hannah came into my office and asked for my portable CD drive. Not too long ago CD drives were built into computers, but USB memory sticks are rapidly rendering CD's old hat.
Out loud Hannah wondered: “How long do you think these CD’s will be around?”
In 1994, M&O leased the then new Jeep Grand Cherokee, with miles per gallon in the 17 mile range.
Twenty years later M&O has returned to the Jeep brand with the leasing of the new "Eco Diesel" Jeep Grand Cherokee, which can get some 33 miles per gallon on the highway.
Stephanie Khadam-Hir of the Freehold Jeep dealership handing over the keys to our new Jeeps
M&O took a picture of the N.S. Savannah while at an adjacent pier in Canton Marine Terminal, Baltimore on a recent survey:
They said it couldn't be done but Martin & Ottaway's representatives had the pleasure of winning the 3rd race of the August 7th NYMAR J/24 racing series. Congrats Captain Peter and crew!
Congratulations to Yank Marine and NY Waterway on the rolling out of the hull of the passenger vessel P.V. Molly Pitcher on August 25, 2014.
M&O provides construction supervision and attended on behalf of Owners. We caught the roll out on video too: