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Good Jibes Episode #53: Brian Crawford on Exploring Shipwrecks

Welcome to Good Jibes Episode #53. We’re casting off with Brian Crawford and Latitude 38 publisher and host, John Arndt, to chat about researching shipwrecks and battling the elements at sea.

Brian is an author, historian, and open-space activist who has done extensive research on famous and undocumented shipwrecks throughout Marin County. His own sailing experience includes taking a schooner down the East Coast into a hurricane, meeting his wife in Tonga, and serving as a navigator in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Brian Crawford
At minute 32:38 find out what shipwrecks are in Marin County.
© 2022 Brian Crawford

Hear how to brave the elements, persevere when taking damage, and avoid shipwrecks, and about the most fascinating shipwrecks in Marin County and Brian’s adventures hunting for treasure without pay.

This episode covers everything from shipwrecks to giant schooners. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • How did Brian end up in Haight-Ashbury?
  • Did he have any sailing experience before his first long passage?
  • How big was the biggest schooner he’s sailed?
  • What’s the history of Marin County shipwrecks?
  • Were there any lifeboats in the wrecks?
  • What’s the most dangerous area to sail in Marin County?
  • Are there any wrecks in the Farallon Islands?
  • Short Tacks: What’s a story on Brian’s radar today?

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots — follow and leave a 5-star review if you’re feeling the Good Jibes!

Explore shipwrecks with Brian on October 1, 2022, here:

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