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original artwork by Robert McGinnis (see full size) Born in 1926, McGinnis is an American artist and illustrator. He is known for his illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys (his first film poster assignment), Barbarella, and several James Bond and Matt Helm films. more on wiki

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found photo The Boat (full size)

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James Dark – Operation Octopus Signet (1968) Cover art by Robert McGinnis — Harry Whittington – Don’t Speak to Strange Girls Published by Gold Medal in May 1963. Cover art by Robert McGinnis

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The Sand Pebbles (1966) French poster see more at moviepostershop.com

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Cadran solaire équinoxial universel (more)

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ca. 1864, on the deck of the USS Kearsarge, Fran̤ois Rondin Рthe Metropolitan Museum of Art

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LEFT: via 2headedsnake – RT: COVER: Coast Guard Report on the Exxon Valdez

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timetableimages.com: Savannah Line (Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah) – USA
Sailings summer 1928 – Ports of Call: Boston, New York, Savannah

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What’s that picture? (blog): Le Havre, 13 September 1926 and View of the docks, Le Havre, c. 1926

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Today’s Inspiration: Robert Fawcett – Collier’s magazine; March 1955

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Domenico Remps – A Cabinet of Curiosity, 1690s

Note the paintings of Dutch shipping vessels – the mechanism by which most of these eclectic objects reached the Flemish-Italian painter’s studio. READ Cabinets of Curiosities in the Seventeenth Century

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ANTON OTTO FISCHER (American, 1882-1962) Sea Captain — Sea Sculpture by Katarina 2353 (more)

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Bermuda Islands vintage postcard folderMORE

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“Admiral Kabayama Fights Furiously in the Great Sino-Japanese Naval Battle off Takushan in China”
by Toyohara Chikanobu, October 1894 – see the entire series: The War at Sea

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“The Hero Ship” Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks 1970 Signet Books – more: Mitchell Hooks: Original Art

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Walter Martin Baumhofer; full size (2899 x 3000) — Raymond Pease Outside the Law; bio on AskArt

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archive.org: I Cover the Waterfront (1933)Run time: 60 minutes 53 seconds
Louis Armstrong – I Cover the WaterfrontPeggy Lee ft. Dave Barbour – I Cover the Waterfront (1950)

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COMPLETE LOBBY CARD SET OF 8 — Watch Burt showing off his mad acrobatic skillz!

The Crimson Pirate stars Burt Lancaster as Captain Vallo, the smiling leader of a pack of unscrupulous pirates. While on the high seas, Vallo and his men spy a well-stocked merchant ship, and waste no time in relieving it of its contents. Burt Lancaster and Nick Cravat were once partners in their early days as circus acrobats, and they got to put their skills to good use in this picture. read review

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The mutineers turning Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from the Bounty, 29 April 1789

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The Pitcairn Islands, officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, form a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean.

The islands are a British overseas territory (formerly a British colony), the last remaining in the Pacific. The four islands are spread over several hundred miles of ocean and have a total area of about 18 square miles (47 km2). Only Pitcairn, the second largest and measuring about 2 miles (3.2 km) across, is inhabited. The islands are best known as home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians (or Polynesians) who accompanied them. -MORE ON WIKI

MAPS and Elevations of Pitcairn Island; 1773

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William Turner, Peace – Burial At Sea, 1842 — Albert Joseph Moore (1841 – 1893)

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A group of the merchants can be seen paddling to port from their ship, docked in the River Tagus.

Lisbon before the Great Earthquake on Res Obscura

The Great Lisbon Earthquake and Tsunami of 1755 sent reverberations throughout European society. Leveling around 85% of the city’s infastructure, it essentially destroyed the medieval and Renaissance architecture of one of Europe’s greatest capitols and claimed up to 30,000 lives. MORE

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The Ship’s Cat, Sydney circa 1912 – From Harold Cazneaux

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One of the ‘skull cups’, fashioned from a human head, retrieved from Cheddar cave.
Photograph: Derek Adams/Natural History Museum

Brain food: the history of skull drinking — The Cheddar cave dwellers who used skulls as drinking cups were in good company – many have gone much further

In the 17th century, privileged medical patients paid very high sums not to drink from skulls, but to drink the skull itself. Skull could be taken either powdered or in the more refined form of a liquid distillation. It was taken and indeed made by Charles II – a figure who, having paid perhaps thousands for the recipe, became so closely associated with this therapy that it was soon known as “the king’s drops”

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Bon Voyage! Matson Line –1934 – Published in the November, 1934 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Sail to Hawaii via Matson Line, in a lanai, or veranda suite, on the S. S. Lurline. Very modern feel to the ad, considering it was done in 1934; but looks like a colorized black and white photo. Photograph by Steichen


imageMonkey Fist is a smack-talking, potty mouthed, Yankee hating, Red Sox fan in Portland, Maine. In addition to compiling Maritime Monday, she blogs about nautical art, history, and marine science on Adventures of the Blackgang. Submit story ideas, news links, photographs, or items of interest to her at MM@gcaptain.com. She can also out-belch any man.

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