Istanbul--City of Connection

On recent assignment for WoodenBoat Magazine, host Peter Neill visited Istanbul, Turkey to explore the maritime heritage of this ancient city and to document its present day condition. He found no historic vessels, no restorations, no institutions dedicated to the preservation of heritage skills. Rather, he discovered that Istanbul does not need such history—it has built into every aspect of its daily life a direct, visceral connection to the sea.

Peter Neill, Director of World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.