Tuesday, December 4

The Mail Packet

Call for creative writing! Open to Followers of the HMS Acasta: 

It's nearly the end of 1812 and the war is in full swing.  England is engaged in war on multiple fronts, the War in America and the war against the tyranny of Bonaparte. The Acasta, involved in the American blockade in the Atlantic, has received a mail packet from the newly arrived HMS Poictiers... what will it contain?  

We're going to let YOU the readers decide! 

There are TWO ways to send your favorite Acasta a 'letter': 

Write one of the crew members a 19th century 'period appropriate' letter and post it on your own blog. Be sure to include a link back to the HMS Acasta so others can get in on the fun! 

Please be sure to leave a comment in THIS post with a link to your letter so we can find it! 

FOLLOWERS who do NOT have blogs of their own to post their 'Letter to the Crew' in , may take part by sending their letters to the Doctor's email, ahroberts4 [at] yahoo [dotcom], we do this in an effort to have more of you be able to participate. 

Remember, this is open to HMS Acasta followers only, so if you're not a follower and would like to get in on the contest, become a Follower today!  All you have to do is find the spot on the right side of the page where it says HONORARY CREW and click the little blue button that says JOIN THIS SITE.      >>>>----------OVER-HERE------------->

Your letter can consist of anything that you might write your friends or family about in the 1800's, be creative! Suitable letters may be chosen to be posted here on the Acasta site, and could be answered as well! 

Have fun! 

Here's an example of just such a letter from Capt Bertani to Capt Freymann a little while ago.

Writers whose letters are chosen for publication here in the site will be selected based on the 'period-correctness' of the content and creativity of the 'letter' that you write. The more interesting and creative, the better!


  1. A letter from the Doctor's Fiance


  2. http://missemilywaterman.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-letter-to-lt-ramsey-aboard-acasta.html

  3. I couldn't resist! Wonderful idea. I don't know any of you, so I just played along. :)


  4. I don't know any of you, either, but I LOVE this blog!
    One letter and lot of praise for you gentlemen through the link --