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During the offseason, Capt. Mike created this fun, educational, and eco-friendly project. Part paper craft with a hint of origami and a little bit of puzzle, this unique, three-dimensional model is an engaging activity for anyone interested in Chicago's history, historic preservation, model building, crafting, creative play, etc.
BUILD CHICAGO W/PAPER: Four Mile Crib & Lighthouse! is designed to raise awareness about historic Chicago buildings in danger of being lost forever. We chose Four Mile Crib as our first model because of the important role it played in Chicago's history, because it was featured by Preservation Chicago in its 2017 Most Endangered list, and because we love sailing by this ever-present building on the horizon of Lake Michigan.
We are preparing to launch this project very soon. Interested? Visit our Kickstarter preview page and sign up for alerts when we go live. Please help us get the word out by Following, Liking, and Sharing our project.
Link to BUILD CHICAGO W/PAPER: Four Mile Crib & Lighthouse!
Our new T-shirt will feature a single color version of our logo on the back. This logo, as with any logo, has a lot of symbolism and meaning behind it. We thought it would be fun to let you in on some of it.
So let's start with the oldest part of our logo: the seven flags along the bottom of the outer band. Many people over the years have just taken these to be decorative random flags, but these flags are actually a part of the International Code of Signals. From left to right their names are: CHARLIE HOTEL INDIA CHARLIE ALPHA GOLF OSCAR which, if you haven't already caught on by now, spells CHICAGO. Chicago is, of course, our home port and I thought it would be nice to honor our city in a decorative but meaningful maritime way.
So, next time you see a bunch of "decorative" flags in a line, take some time to look-up the International Code of Signals flags and see if they spell something special. Fair warning: sailors being sailors, you might be surprised by what you find! ;-)
Watch for additional posts about our logo's meaning.
Check out our T-Shirt Pre-Order page if you would like pre-order one or would like to know more about the story behind our new hemp based t-shirts.
See you on the water,
We are very excited to start pre-order sales of our new T-shirts. We did a lot of research to make sure that our new t-shirts would be as sustainable and friendly to the environment as possible! We are very proud of the results. AND they are sooo comfortable! Check out the details and the story.
There really are no words that can describe the beauty and tranquility of watching the sun set behind the city while perched on the bow of a sailboat that's quietly making way. We'll just say "mesmerizing". This IS the experience that you're looking for. This holiday give an experience they'll love and remember forever. Gift certificates are available. Get 20% off during our Holiday Sale. Check out the details of our sale on our home page.
Our sale only runs until 11:59 PM on Dec. 31, 2018. Don't miss this opportunity! Use promotional code: HOLIDAY2018 at checkout.
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