Monday, February 15, 2010

SS-24 Linda and the Smugglers

SS-24 “Linda and the Smugglers”

Sailor Sam and crew have gone undercover to catch some smugglers. The once sleek Porpoise looks like an old fishing yawl. What kind of smugglers is Sailor Sam up against--those who traffic in people! Mr. Baker and his Indian employee have just figured it out that Sam Stone is on their trail, and It is beginning to look as though there will be a sea battle before it is all over. You won't want to miss the exciting conclusion to this story.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What is a schooner?

Sailor Sam's ship The Porpoise is described as a 90-foot long schooner. What is a schooner anyhow? A schooner is a ship with at least two masts, the rear mast being taller or the same height as the other masts. The rear mast supports the main sail. A smaller sail called a foresail would ride on the front mast. From what I have read, I am guessing that a 90-foot ship such as The Porpoise would have just the two masts.
Here are three sites where you can get a good look at various schooners and also get some very interesting information on these ships:
Schooner Man
Schooner Adventure
American Schooner Association

SS-09 Noises in the Night

SS-09 “Noises in the Night” (8 episodes)
Sam is invited to be the key-note speaker at the Bible school's missions conference. All the crew join him at the school for a week of great preaching and fellowship until they began hearing noises in the night. The earth is moving! A crevasse opens up on main street wide enough to swallow a truck. Sam and Olie descend into its depths to determine what can be done about the danger but death awaits them. All hope is lost, a memorial service is held and then a miracle! Tune in and listen to this nail-biting adventure!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SS-36 Cubmarine

Sam and the crew sail into the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean to study the Green Sea Turtle but soon discover a “turtle” much larger than they ever dreamed! This “turtle” turns out to be a “cubmarine” which launches them on a new adventure. Where did it come from? Is there anyone inside – dead or alive? Tune in and enjoy this short adventure as Sam and the crew explore a modern marine marvel in the aqua-blue waters of the Windward Islands.