We’ve all heard the jokes about the piratical appearance of Rick and Michael Mast, of Williamsburg-based Mast Brothers Chocolate, but this takes it to a whole new level. Watch as their cacao beans are delivered from the Dominican Republic on a real life pirate vessel! (ok, ok, it’s a sailboat.)
Things that are unbelieveable about this video:
1. The captain of the sailboat built it in his backyard.
2. The last time a commercial sailing vessel unloaded in Brooklyn was 1939.
3. They estimate that by sailing, they saved the pollution equivalent of 84 days of car travel.
4. How freaking complicated the process of shipping freight by sail is made by rules and regulations. Sounds like half the government of the city had to get involved to make this happen.
5. Just how cool this is.