Monday, January 23, 2012

A schooner named "Lily"

Lily Capt. Fred Newhart, First Mate Jamie Miscoski
and Talkin' Tourism show host Gary Guertin.
One of the greatest benefits of hosting a tourism centric radio show each week is the opportunity to meet people who are passionate about what they do. Such was the case this week with our guests Capt. Fred Newhart and his first mate Jamie Miscoski, owners and operators of Treasure Coast Sailing Adventures. Lily, a 60 foot restored schooner, was the last of her kind built to carry commercial cargo.

Trading her cargo, Lily now carries guests on sailing tours along the St. Lucie River. Capt. Fred and First Mate Jamie were incredibly enthusiastic about their adventure, now in its second season. To learn how they acquired the vessel, restored the vessel and now provide a great Treasure Coast visitor experience, check out this week's audio file, it's all there!

In addition to "Lily", lots of tourism tidbits were shared on the show ranging from how not to be a pick-pocket victim as suggested by Bob Arno, The Pickpocket King, to Bahamas updates showcasing great deals from Bimini to Abaco, and a whole lot more.

Post-show note:  At the invitation of Capt. Fred and First Mate Jamie, Talkin' Tourism host Gary Guertin, show co-producer Misti Guertin, co-host Robin Hicks-Connors, friend Paul Nunley, took a sunset sail aboard Lily on Saturday. Everyone aboard had a great time! Enjoy the video and photos!

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