Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. ~Goethe
Scarlettdawn is going on hiatus from Letter of Marque as she serves Two(+?) Years Before the Mast – hopping a clipper ship and heading to Californ-i-a to seek her fortune. (Meanwhile, Tara Hunter will be sailing a desk in Los Angeles, transferred by her work.)
She looks forward to returning to the port of Baltimore (hon’) to hoist a glass, tell tall tales of adventure, and raise a song with her old shipmates as often as possible.
Fair winds, friends. May our voyages cross again soon.
After I moved to Maryland from my little landlocked hometown in Southwestern Virginia, I eventually found and joined the maritime living history group Ship's Company. It took me THREE YEARS to get up enough courage to sing at their Open Chantey Sing in Wheaton. I wanted to. I just physically couldn't get past my shyness. My voice teacher/ "musical therapist" Rita is to credit/blame for the transformation. Since then, I've sung with the caroling group Joyefull Noyse, as an occasional guest with the Ship's Company Chanteymen , as a guest with maritime-folk artist Don Stallone, and with my friend Barbara as the maritime duo Handsome Cabin Boys.
Back to television, my day job is in documentary film production. My goal in life is to produce a historical-based documentary that allows me to hire all my maritime friends as extras, include some chanties, and have a big historical dance sequence. I can dream.
Favorite maritime song: Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers
Non-maritime musical influences: Bonnie Raitt, Alanis Morissette, and Annie Lennox
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