Monday, September 19, 2011

Episode 80 (September 19, 2011): "The Luna," by TJ Savage, Mike Steen, and Cindy Warner

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Please see below (after the transcript and show notes) for links to news and upcoming events.


From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of September 19, 2011.

This week we feature a music selection about a ship being given a new, history-teaching purpose.  Have a listen for about 40 seconds.


You’ve been listening to part of “The Luna,” performed by TJ Savage, Mike Steen, and Cindy Warner, with lyrics by Ms. Warner.  The tune is from the 2009 CD “Loaded to the Gunwales,” a sea-faring compilation produced to benefit the Colonial Seaport Foundation, located in Hampton, Virginia.  The actual Luna is a 20th-Centrury recreational ship being converted to a replica of an 18th-Century merchant vessel.  The Foundation plans to use the re-created ship as a floating classroom to support the group’s efforts to preserve and teach about America’s colonial maritime history.  Thanks to the Colonial Seaport Foundation for permission to use this week’s music.

For other Virginia water sounds, music, and information, visit our Web site at, or call us at (540) 231-5463.  From the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in Blacksburg, I’m Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water.


“The Luna” and “Loaded to the Gunwales” are copyright 2009 by the Colonial Seaport Foundation, used with permission.  This week’s music was previously used in Virginia Water Radio Episode 43 (week of 11-22-10).

  Information about The Luna and the other activities of the Colonial Seaport Foundation is available online at or, or by phone at (757) 303-8529.

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