Category: 2014

The Big Maritime Things In 2014

So here, at the end of the year, I have spent a few moments pondering the maritime events that affected my life. As usual, this is a personal list, but checking back against prior lists I am surprised that this list making can be very unpredictable. It almost seems that these annual lists carry a… Read more »

Invention: Vinyl Plus Memory Stick; You Saw It Here First

Inventions are often difficult to track, but they often start with a loose comment. Hannah came into my office and asked for my portable CD drive. Not too long ago CD drives were built into computers, but USB memory sticks are rapidly rendering CD’s old hat. Out loud Hannah wondered: “How long do you think… Read more »

P.V. “Molly Pitcher” Rolls Out Of Yank Marine

Congratulations to Yank Marine and NY Waterway on the rolling out of the hull of the passenger vessel P.V. Molly Pitcher on August 25, 2014. M&O provides construction supervision and attended on behalf of Owners.  We caught the roll out on video too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LedIOd-zc7k&feature=youtu.be

Deep Culture

At Martin & Ottaway occasionaly we see all aspects of our culture come together in a single project. This photo pays witness to such an event. Consider: The Engineering Attitude: We can do this, we have the tools, and we sure don’t need to use the written instructions. Frugality: Why pay for chair assembly if… Read more »

Ocean Township Elementary School Science Fair

Anthony Torchia and Niall Tantrum man the Martin & Ottaway model display at the school science fair on January 28, 2014.  The models were all constructed by the Martin & Ottaway model making subsidiary.