Jamie Sheirer's blog

The end of an era

...Or just a summer internship. Either way, I feel as if I've been at PMY longer than 2 months, and I've learned a great deal in my time here.

More lessons learned

As my time as the PMY editorial intern dwindles, I continue to reflect on the things I’ve learned.

A new experience

When I arrived at the PMY office in midtown Manhattan last Thursday, I assumed it would be like every other day in the office. A little writing, some research, some editing…all various tasks expected of an editorial intern, and all things I enjoy doing.

History in the making

A timeless icon, John Wayne left a legacy in American culture and society that remains today...Both on land and sea.

 His yacht, the Wild Goose, is currently owned by Hornblower Cruises in Newport Beach, California.

 Wayne purchased the vessel in 1962 and refurbished it as a yacht, as it was once a World War II minesweeper.

 The vessel has recently been nominated for a place on the National Register of Historic Places, an award meant to recognize places with significance and encourage preservation.

Learning the ropes


As the PMY summer editorial intern, I’m relatively new to the intricacies of megayachts. I came in with basic knowledge of boats from experiences on my family’s 28-foot catamaran. I’ve even reported on river races in the past. But megayachts are a new ball game for me. So, what have I learned in the past four weeks?  Here’s a taste:


Houseboats: A modern residential option

Once a novelty accommodation for vacation, houseboats are becoming more and more popular as full-time residences.

While some are still modest, these floating homes are becoming just as modern and chic as other modest metropolitan living arrangements. They’re also capable of producing more environmentally friendly living situations.

Bringing back the personal flotation device


I remember the constant battle every time my parents and I set out to spend a day on our boat. I was 13, and all I wanted to do was spend time on the water without a personal flotation device strapped about me.

A Prosthetic tail saves the life of a dolphin

Since leaving home for college, visiting the local aquarium in Clearwater, Florida hadn’t made my priority list. That is, however, until someone told me about a resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphin at the aquarium who would be the star of an upcoming motion picture.

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