Amnesiac Woman with Boating Connection Turning to the Internet for Help in Indentification

lost woman

Below are excepts from a news story that was sent to us because of connections to boating. There is a link to the rest of the story.

An amnesiac woman is turning to the Internet in the hopes that someone can identify her after a large tumor left her with no memory of her family or friends.”

“Called “Sam,” the woman was found in Southern California by firefighters in February and immediately taken to a local hospital, where she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to a Facebook page created to help her find her family. Doctors told her a volleyball-sized ovarian tumor may have left her with few memories of her earlier life, according to the page.”

 

“Sam is described as being 5-foot 7-inches tall with white hair and brown eyes. She was found in a navy blue T-shirt with the words “Annapolis Harbor,” blue shorts and Sperry boat shoes.”

“She also wrote that she had memories of being aboard a boat for months, explaining it was “not a cruise ship but smaller boat with a crew.”

“All of my initial dreams had to do with a lap pool swimming in a salt water pool in Perth, then Icebergs in New South Wales and in Cairns in Queensland and Byron Bay,” she wrote on Facebook. “I also had many dreams of Hawaii living in a contemporary home there. Both Australia and Hawaii are extremely familiar to me.”

Link to the rest of the story on ABC news site

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A Fun, Musical, Nautical Event July 10th

Deborah Bach, is publisher of Threesheets NW a great Northwest-oriented online newsletter. www.threesheetsnw.com 

They recently highlighted a fun and FREE upcoming event.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.  David Kessler, a talented chantey man from back East, will lead the July sing-a-long aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss at Lake Union Park.

Historic Tugboat Arthur Foss, Lake Union Park | Jul. 10, 2015

 

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Check the ‘Desire Crew or Need Crew’ blog page.

Hi Gals,

We’re reminding you all that there is a page on our blog you can post to if you desire to crew or need crew.

There are already gals listed there. Here is a link

Cynthia Malmer just added the following note looking for crew. Don’t miss some great opportunities.

“I need a boating buddy. I am looking for someone who can go with me on weekend boat trips around the sound, someone interested in learning how to navigate and drive. I have a 38 ft sport fishing yacht. Must love dogs as my German Shepard will also be joining us. Please email if interested. “

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NWWB Meeting Mon. June 15 – Capt. Linda Lewis Offering Smart Tools for Boaters: Apps & Websites

June program

Capt. Linda Lewis researches and stays informed about the latest digital tools for boaters. She is offering a valuable, one-of-a-kind program that will explore Apps and Websites that are helpful to boaters, as well as ideas for organizing them on tablets and smartphones.

Topics will include: weather (forecast & ‘wind now’); currents & tides; moon phase; sunrise-sunset; a variation calculator; compasses (plus a ‘hand-bearing’ type); AIS; knot tying; course to steer calculator (when the current is pushing you off); Navigation Rules; USCG Regulations; GPS test, etc.

Linda is asking attendees to bring to share the digital addresses of resources that they have already found, maybe something in the list above that you didn’t know you couldn’t live without. Be sure to note whether it is an App for iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, or both. On the white board, we’ll write the addresses of interesting Apps or a useful Websites you have found

Linda holds a USCG 100 Ton Master’s License, teaches boat handling on your boat (www.privateboatinginstruction.com), and, as a USCG Auxiliary volunteer, teaches a 10-week Navigation course for the public that includes traditional paper charting skills and the use of the latest navigation electronics.

Please RSVP at nwwbviv@gmail.com if you plan on attending so we may set up the room appropriatly and tell your boat-loving gal friends. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, June 15th, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed even at this meeting  but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left.

(Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

It’s a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

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Skippering opportunity June 24-25 onboard a Cal 25 Ballard to Pt. Ludlow

The Northwest Women in Boating blog has a page for  letting other members know you are seeking crew or would like crewing opportunities. Member Kathy Pelish has a need for a skipper on an interesting trip. Check it out in the comments sections of the page.

Feel free to add your own comment about a desire to crew or a need you have for crew. Click on this link.

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Time to kill before a meeting? Consider Ivar’s Salmon House

If you ever come early to an NWWB meeting wanting to grab something to eat or drink before hand, a suggestion has been made that you head to the bar at Ivar’s Salmon House just down the street (no commercial endorsement intended). They do, though, have a great Happy Hour. The idea suggested is that you tell the bartender when you arrive that you are with Northwest Women in Boating and that if any other members arrive point them in your direction, or point you in the direction of any others who have arrived earlier.  It’s a pleasant location and possibly a chance to get to know others in the group a little better.

 

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Using Tablets & Smartphones as Navigation Back-up Tools

Linda with iPad on boat

Capt. Linda Lewis will demo you through the easiest-to-use navigation apps and mention several others (for iPad & Android). She’ll also review the pros and cons of using tablets/smartphones.

The U.S. govt. is no longer printing paper charts. Of course, you can still buy them from commercial vendors, but it’s another signal of the dominance of the electronic age. Today, dedicated marine chartplotters (the newest have vastly improved user interfaces) and computer-based navigation are important as your PRIMARY tools of navigation. But you ALWAYS need a back-up. For some, that will be paper charts; for others: tablets and smartphones – as BACK-UPS.

Linda holds a USCG 100 Ton Master’s License, teaches boat handling on your boat (www.privateboatinginstruction.com), and, as a USCG Auxiliary volunteer, teaches a 10-week Navigation course for the public that includes traditional paper charting skills and the use of the latest navigation electronics.

Please RSVP at nwwbviv@gmail.com if you plan on attending and tell your boat-loving gal friends. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, May 18th, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed even at this meeting  but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left.

(Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

It’s a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

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