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Jack Tar Magazine is changing the face of modern maritime culture!
162 backers pledged $5,136 to help bring this project to life.

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AND NOW... LET'S GET US AN INTERNATIONALLY AVAILABLE MAGAZINE FOCUSING ON:

- MODERN MARITIME CULTURE
- TRADITIONAL SEAMANSHIP

Many thanks to all who have pledged to purchase calendars, tee shirts, and the next issue of Jack Tar Magazine. YOU have made it possible to offer the calendars at an affordable price AND bring in a little extra cash to go toward printing the fifth issue. Also, a big thank you to past donors who have made it possible for Jack Tar to get printed at all, and for inspiring Kim, Colleen, the writers, and photographers to continue bringing their perspective of the seafaring world to others in the industry.

The calendar is a financial boost to the Jack Tar mission; We strengthen community among sailors through interactive, informative, and entertaining media, with a focus on the progressive side of modern maritime culture and it's roots in traditional seamanship.

There are huge gaps in how information is being shared between the maritime subcultures today. Heavy industrial offshore and Lakes operations have trade magazines that focus on new technology or environmental legislation affecting their industry. Commercial fishermen, research vessel crew, tour operators and sail training crew have few, if any, forums where they share information. Wooden boat builders, cruisers, and racers have magazines and online forums that include technical articles and product information, but scarce offerings when it comes to well written sea stories, interesting art and photography, and thoughtful reflections about life on the water today.

This is where Jack Tar picks up the slack; our audience includes everyone who recognizes the great, and sometimes not-so-great aspects of the seafaring life. We educate new mariners on how to succeed in the maritime industry, while promoting the study of traditional seamanship skills. We provide venues to discuss important issues: whether it's about safety at sea, USCG compliance topics, relationships between operators and crew, or personal subjects that only a mariner might understand. We serve as an outlet for the creative and talented souls living and working on the water. We offer common ground where both fishermen and fisheries scientists may stand in support of dedicating their lives to the management of important natural resources. We are about bringing people together, and sharing our dedication to a safe, prosperous, and enjoyable future at sea.

There is an excellent quote on the back cover of this year's September issue of maine. the magazine; "Seafarers, and the maritime community are the people that teach me about what it means to love thy neighbor, how to be hospitable, and how to welcome a stranger." - Rev. Dr. Nash Garabedian

That is the spirit in which Jack Tar Magazine was borne, and that is the attitude with which we bring culture and information to other mariners and the world. Please help us to narrow the gaps in communication. You are helping people on different sides of the issues understand each other better. You are helping educate young people regarding their options in the industry. You are allowing a new generation of Cousteaus, Heyerdahls, Conrads and Chichesters to emerge and renew centuries of public fascination with a subculture that is too quickly forgetting seamanship survival skills and the romance of going to sea.

We have added another reward to our Kickstarter project; it's an opportunity for you to be a part of the new and improved Jack Tar Magazine. With your help we'll soon be sitting on the shelf right next to Wooden Boat, SAIL, and Work Boat Magazine. Over on the right you'll see an option to purchase the next issue of Jack Tar. There are already rewards available that include half and full page advertisements in the magazine, so you have a lot of options. If you believe in the magazine and recognize its cultural importance as much as we do, please either pledge accordingly or email Kim at jacktarzine(at)gmail.com to see about representing us at your local newsstands and marine supply stores.

Check out Kim's interviews with other maritime print and online publications:
http://viewer.zmags.com/htmlCat/index.php...
http://threesheetsnw.com/blog/archives/7041

And our interactive and growing Facebook page, with viewers in 19 different countries and 18 different languages:
http://www.facebook.com/JackTarMag...

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    ONE copy of the new and improved Jack Tar Magazine, coming out in 2011. Includes S&H anywhere in the USA and Canada. Please add extra if you live outside these areas.

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    One 2011 Women of Maritime Calendar, includes S&H

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    Signed print of model of your choice (she must be living the USA) with 2011 dates below image.

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    Three 2011 Women of Maritime Calendars, includes S&H

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    Jack Tar tee shirt + first issue of the new Jack Tar Magazine, set to print in early 2011

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    TEN copies of the new and improved Jack Tar Magazine, coming out in 2011. Includes S&H anywhere in the USA and Canada. Please add extra if you live outside these areas.

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    Print of Michael McDevitt's "A Damnable Position" from his Voyage of the Manticore series,
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    Half-page advertisement or story on any maritime subject of your choice in the next issue of Jack Tar

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    Full page advertisement or story on any maritime subject of your choice in the next issue of Jack Tar

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    2" x 10" advertisement on one page of the 2011 calendar

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    30 calendars for you to sell. In past years the calendars have sold for around $25 each; that's almost $15 profit each for your business or non-profit! They will be shipped anywhere in the USA before Thanksgiving.

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    The armchair sailor's new best friend! Editor-in-Chief Kim Carver will personally send you both published and unpublished photos and updates to your phone, FB or email for one year!

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    Publisher Level - Advertisements in calendar and magazine, plenty of Jack Tar shwag and invitations to crew parties and maritime events. Includes 20 calendars, 20 tee shirts, and 20 issues of the next issue.

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