Sailing Into The Dawn
Shannon grew up in Oyster Bay and received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from Binghamton University in 2019. She has been working for The Waterfront Center for 6 years in various positions from Educator to Communications Coordinator. During her time at The WaterFront Center, she has taught over 500 children of all ages from various school around Long Island and New York City about marine, environmental, and biological sciences. When she was younger she loved going sailing with her father and has continued her education in sailing here with us at The Waterfront Center. Her passions include reading, writing, filming, being on the water, and rugby.
Sailing into the Dawn
Warning: spoilers ahead for The Rings of Power episode 6The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is already teasing Gondor for a potential debut in a future season. Taking place during J.R.R. Tolkien's Second Age, The Rings of Power gets the privilege of explaining how some of Middle-earth's most famous locations came into being. Already, audiences have witnessed Mordor's genesis and Khazad-dûm in its prime, while Elrond's itch to become an Elf-Lord sows seeds for Rivendell. The iconic Lord of the Rings realm of Gondor is also missing from The Rings of Power's map, since the kingdom is only founded after Elendil and his sons (Isildur and Anárion) escape Númenor's downfall and land in Middle-earth.
Amazon's The Rings of Power episode 6 sees Elendil and Isildur sail to Middle-earth on a mission to rescue the Southlands. Naturally, the temptation to foreshadow their future on these shores proves too tempting to resist. Watching the sun rise over Middle-earth, Elendil solemnly utters, "We're sailing into the dawn and yet, to me, it feels like the coming of night." The line eerily symbolizes how, when Elendil makes this same journey in the future, darkness will fall over Númenor, and the sun will rise on Gondor. The Rings of Power previously implied Elendil knows Númenor's destruction is nigh, since he understood the significance of Nimloth's falling petals. It's only logical that he'd foresee the coming of Númenor's dusk and his destiny to build a brand-new kingdom in Middle-earth.
In the novel, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie (along with their cousin Eustace Scrubb) are taken out of this world into the enchanted land of Narnia. They are reunited with the Pevensies' friend, King Caspian X of Narnia, aboard Caspian's ship, the Dawn Treader. Caspian has vowed to sail east across the Great Eastern Ocean for a year and a day to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia.
The two youngest Pevensie children, Lucy and Edmund, are staying with their odious cousin Eustace Scrubb while their older brother, Peter, is studying for an exam with Professor Kirke, and their older sister, Susan, is travelling through America with their parents. Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace are drawn into the Narnian world through a picture of a ship at sea. (The painting, hanging neglected in the guest bedroom in which Lucy was staying, had been an unwanted present to Eustace's parents.) The three children land in the ocean near the pictured vessel, the titular Dawn Treader, and are taken aboard.
They narrowly escape being sunk by a sea-serpent and stop at Deathwater Island, so named for a pool of water which turns everything immersed in it into gold, including one of the missing lords who turns out to have been Lord Restimar. Then they land on the Duffers' Island, where Lucy removes an invisibility spell from the Duffers (later Dufflepuds) at their request and befriends the Magician who cast it. Next they reach the "Island Where Dreams Come True", called the Dark Island since it is permanently hidden in darkness. It turns out that the "dreams" that come true there are not necessarily nice dreams and Lord Rhoop, whom they rescue there, has been tormented for years by his nightmares. Eventually they reach the Island of the Star, where they find the three remaining lost lords in enchanted sleep. Ramandu, the fallen star who lives on the island with his daughter, tells them that the only way to awaken them is to sail to the edge of the world and to leave one member of the crew behind there. Lord Rhoop wishes to "sleep without dreams" beside his friends until they wake and everyone agrees before they set out again.
The Dawn Treader continues sailing into an area where merpeople dwell and the water turns sweet rather than salty, as Reepicheep discovers when he belligerently jumps in to fight a mer-man whom he thinks challenged him. At last the water becomes so shallow that the ship can go no farther. Caspian orders a boat lowered and announces that he will go to the world's end with Reepicheep. The crew object, saying that as King of Narnia he has no right to abandon them. Caspian goes to his cabin in a temper, but returns to say that Aslan appeared in his cabin and told him that only Lucy, Edmund, Eustace, and Reepicheep will go on.
These four venture in a small boat through a sea of lilies until they reach a wall of water that extends into the sky. Fulfilling Ramandu's condition, Reepicheep paddles his coracle up the waterfall and is never again seen in Narnia. Edmund, Eustace, and Lucy find a Lamb, who transforms into Aslan. Aslan tells them that Edmund and Lucy will not return to Narnia. When Lucy becomes sorrowful and despondent about the prospect of not seeing Aslan again, Aslan tells the children that he exists in their world, too. Aslan adds, "There I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there". Aslan then sends the three children home.
The reader cannot [in this version] dismiss the island as unreal or as no longer existing: it is still there, and anyone who can get to Narnia still could get caught in it. More important, the inserted analogy, with its second-person pronouns, draws readers into the episode and evokes in them the same emotions the characters experience. This is no laughing matter, as the earlier version risks making it.
Eustace's transformation into a dragon in the presence of gold recalls the fate of Fáfnir in Norse myth. Had Eustace been educated to know about myths and fairytales, he would have known that dragons' gold is cursed.
Mary Coombe noted that "The Fifth book of Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel depicts a King with his loyal followers sailing in a ship, stopping at various islands and having strange adventures. To be sure, in Lewis' handling of the same theme, the details of the King, his retinue and the islands they visit are all very different from those of Rabelais.(...) Lewis considered Rabelais to be mainly 'a teller of coarse jokes'. It might have appealed to Lewis to take up a theme from Rabelais and treat it in a less coarse way. In particular, the quest undertaken by Pantagruel and his companions is entirely and manifestly farcical, while that of Caspian is conducted very earnestly indeed."
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third installment in The Chronicles of Narnia film series from Walden Media. Unlike the earlier two films, which were distributed by Disney, it was distributed by 20th Century Fox. Michael Apted took over as director from Andrew Adamson, who opted to produce with Mark Johnson, Perry Moore and Douglas Gresham. Will Poulter joined the cast as Eustace Scrubb, while Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Liam Neeson, and Tilda Swinton all returned.
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Pop upGradually it gets lighter and lighter the colours go from deep blue to pale blue into red, and orange across all the eastern sky. Then a bright yellow spot indicates where the sun will pop up over the horizon. It could be just a big round glowing ball or perhaps it is criss-crossed with the tendrils if distant cloud. The day has begun.
Hunger and righteousnessNow you can look forward to breakfast. The cook has probably already made a brief appearance on deck in far too little clothing just to show off before disappearing back into the galley.
Dawn Riley (born July 21, 1964) is an American sailor, and a pioneer in the sport of sailboat racing. She is in the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the international America's Cup Hall of Fame. The youngest and only female to be a 'dual-famer' this. She sailed in four America's Cup races and two Whitbread Round the World races.  She was the watch captain on Maiden, the first all-women's entry in the Whitbread race, and was the team captain of the first all-women's team in the America's Cup. She later established the America True Foundation to encourage youth participation in sailing. Since 2010 she has run Oakcliff Sailing dedicated to Building American Leaders Through Sailing
For the 1995 America's Cup, Riley was the Team Captain for the all-women's team sailing on Mighty Mary, in the Defender Series. Mighty Mary, part of the America3 Syndicate, was sponsored by Bill Koch. Leading by a significant margin going into the last leg, Riley and the Mighty Mary team lost their wind, and Dennis Conner on Stars and Stripes was able to overtake them for the win in the final of the 1995 Citizen's Cup.
In 2000 Riley created and led America True, a coed team with a very modest budget that surprised all experts by outracing many of the top teams in individual races of the round robin and Semifinal competitions, including New York Yacht Club's entry and Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes. The America True team had one of the 1st fully active foundations as a part of the campaign. The America True Foundation worked as a public foundation making sailing accessible with programs across the United States getting at-risk-kids out on the water. In 2021 it was folded into Oakcliff sailing and established a large scholarship fund specifically for graduates of the many community sailing programs that America True helped to create. 041b061a72