We named our boat after the name of the last ship my great grandfather commanded, which was the second ship to bear that name. The first Acara was a 4193 GRT steam ship, 380 feet long, built in England in 1898 and which on 1 March 1902 ran aground east of Jones Inlet, Long Island NY, under the command of George Kilgour. It became known as the Tea Wreck due to the amount of tea it was carrying on its voyage to New York. Today the ship lies a little over ¼ of a mile off the coast in about 20 feet of water. The second Acara was built in the same shipyard in England in 1904 and was 4982 GRT and 400 feet long. My great grandfather, Captain Arkley Smith, born in Dundee Scotland on 31 May 1860, was the master of this ship from 1905 through until his retirement in 1909. That ship was sold on many times over the following years, ultimately to the Italian Achille Lauro Line and renamed Ercole. It was scuttled by the German forces off the coast of Livorno Italy in July 1944, then refloated after the war, refurbished and put back into service. It was later broken up for scrap in 1952. The third Acara is therefore my 2008 275 (260DA) and we don’t plan for the history of Acara 3 to be quite as eventful!