Thursday, January 3, 2013

Alfredo Cappellini

Alfredo Cappellini was a Livornese captain of the Italian Royal Navy who died in the Battle of Lissa, during the Third Italian War of Independence (yes, we had four of those!). The local “Istituto Tecnico Nautico” (Nautical Technical Institute) is named after him.Alfredo Cappellini motor boat, Nautical Institute of Livorno, port of LivornoThis former Coast Guard motor boat was donated a few years ago to the Institute and was refitted and refurbished almost completely by the students of the school. She was then renamed “Alfredo Cappellini”.
(Picture taken on May 2012)

8 comments:

Michelle said...

An important vessel, no doubt.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice! Looking good.

Halcyon said...

Nice looking boat!

Randy said...

Nice shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like summer days, the color of the water is wonderful!
Léia

Traveling Hawk said...

Nice boat, good for rivers too!

tapirgal said...

Great! I will enjoy following on Facebook as well as continuing to visit your blog.

Dina said...

A nice honor, the naming.
The students did a great job.