Gallops, Hangmans, Georges, and Lovells Island are in their first round of development, making ready for a film to be shot on these locations in the near future! Schooner Ernestina is in good shape for filming. Below are two raw reels of RJ sailing in the Kingdom.
The starting point for the sailing region, Hangman’s Island is a bump of sand in Boston Harbor. The gibbet has not been seen there for 300 years. A chart of Boston Harbor (virtual) is located there for the beginning stages of a pirate treasure hunt! (Shh!)
In addition, small rideable sailing craft can be spotted circling the islands, their soft sails glowing in the sun. This minor traffic is in addition to the physical sailing and powerboats that are on hand for exploring the harbor!
A compass rose has been added to the charts so visitors can try their hand at converting magnetic to true North, using variation and landmarks to locate position as real navigators do.
Work has begun on Gallops Island, another part of the Kingdom of DeMolay sailing regions. This is the first revision since landforms have been added. To be added: More plants. Work continues on Lovells Island, to come!
The grid continues to grow, and with the addition of 100 new sims, the time has come for work to continue creating a replica of Boston Harbor in a virtual sailing experience. Script development continues, and as an early test powerboat physics are working wonderfully! The most Southerly island in our group is Georges Island, home to Fort Warren and part of the Boston Harbor National Recreation Area, one of the projects of the National Park Service, and a signature part of the Boston Light project, the Kingdom of DeMolay. Following is a few snapshots taken during the rebuilding of the fort.