Greetings! By happy accident today, I’ve launched my new sailing podcast, ’59 Degrees North: Andy Schell’s Conversations with Sailors,’ in conjunction with Talk Like a Pirate Day! Aye, the podcast! Anyway, comin’ at you with the first episode today. I talked with Allan Palmer, captain of the brig Tre Kronor in Stockholm last week, aboard the boat. Palmer’s dad was a real Cape Horner, sailing the grain route from South Australia on the last of the big square riggers. We discussed that, as well as Palmer’s role in traditional rigging projects, what it’s like to sail a square rigger, and how he’s helping to keep traditional sailing alive. The podcast will be available for download and subscriptions on iTunes in the coming days. Enjoy!