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Mar 8, 2008
It's been some time since I was really up to anything good in Second Life but the combination of a generous friend and the sale of my own land means that Whalecall now has a beautiful and roomy location from which to attempt to educate fans of secondlife about whaling.
Whalecall at Hermes

The plan is to again pursue the construction of a replica of the whaler Charles Morgan to serve as a traveling education platform. Other educational opportunities and activities are also in the works on the island at Hermes. If you have a secondlife account, please stop in for a visit

Whalecall at Hermes

actually, if you have a secondlife account and haven't already, please join the Secondlife @ Care2 group and tell us what you're up to there.
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Posted: Mar 8, 2008 6:23am
Dec 8, 2006
My attempts to establish a stronghold for Whalecall in Secondlife - and thus to raise awareness of whaling to a population that might otherwise be seemingly clueless, have been struggling to keep afloat as of late. The efforts I've made to 'network' with others hasn't gained any new members and donations have been minimal - certainly less than I myself have donated to other 'worthy causes'.

I believe the mistake I made was the selection of the current location. Most of the traffic has been 'neighborly' or passers-by from local adult-entertainment sites (which are rampant in SL) However, as a newcomer to SL, Getting a piece of land for so cheap is a celebratory event in itself, it's not until the month after that you realize you could have done better.

So, here I sit with enough land to build the anti-whaling Charles Morgan but no blueprints of the ship, no assistance in research, marketing and publicity - and still splitting time with SecondLife and RealLife.

 It may be time for a shift in plans....something off the wall.... something from out of the closet.

The recent protests concerning copybot in SL - and the publicity that aroused - reminded me that civic action does still get noticed - even in SL so I'm considering launching a one-virtual-person protest with a very public display to grace the heaviest populated sites of SL.

The details are still being pondered but I have a very good idea (I think, anyway). If you'd like to know more or even help out, please contact me or visit the secondlife@care2 group or both.

As long as you're here, if you haven't already, please consider signing these whalecall sponsored petitions.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/411074564

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/593501908


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Posted: Dec 8, 2006 5:50am
Nov 16, 2006
The deal took longer than expected but it was finally closed and I now have enough property in secondlife to give whalecall a home.

Construction has begun for Whalecall's office/store/boatyard.


The second floor will host an office and lounging area for members of whalecall while the ground floor will provide items for purchase, news articles, petitions and streaming video for all.

Just outside are the concrete slab and scaffolding beams necessary to begin construction of a replica of the whaling ship Charles Morgan.
 Whalecall's replica will attempt to hack away at the damage done by the original Charles Morgan.

Of course, assistance in this effort is always appreciated. What is really needed at the moment are photos and diagrams of the Charles Morgan currently berthed at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. If you have any that I might not have found on the internet (I REALLY need more ) please contact me. And if you're in secondlife, please stop by for a visit

If you don't have secondlife but would like to learn more about this effort, please stop by the secondlife@care2 group



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