Is This a Sonar Image of Amelia Earhart’s Plane?

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A grainy sonar image taken just offshore a remote south Pacific island could reveal the remains of Amelia Earhart's plane, according to a group of experts with The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been searching for the answer to one of history's great mysteries. TIGHAR this week released details of a recent expedition to the island … [Read more...]

Historic Sea Forts of England

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Historic Sea Forts An armada of sea forts were built during World War II specifically designed to repel smaller aircraft flying in to attack Great Britain. Each fort consisted of a cluster of smaller units arrayed in a group. Each group had one spotlight tower and the rest of the units had guns mounted all around to give maximum coverage. Each fort was connected by bridges to … [Read more...]

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 37 Years Ago Today

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Today marks the 37th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, the Great Lakes freighter that sank in a strong gale on eastern Lake Superior resulting in the loss of all 29 of its crew.  Today, the November 10, 1975 sinking remains the Great Lakes regions most famous and mysterious maritime disaster.  To learn more about her story, just listen above to the lyrics … [Read more...]

Nuclear Tsunami Video | First Hand Account

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y53vDnNPiA4 Let me just say that Pat Bradley is lucky to be able to recount anything these days. That's because in the 1950's he was a cameraman in charge of photographing the US military's atomic bomb tests in the Pacific and was, apparently, the man behind this classic "huge atomic bomb explosion" video.  The original has received millions of … [Read more...]

How U.S. Naval Power Grew to Meet Mercantile Ambitions

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- By Alasdair Roberts (Bloomberg) -- In the early years of the American republic, Sackets Harbor in upstate New York was one of the U.S. Navy’s most important ports, guarding access to the St. Lawrence River. In the War of 1812, Americans repulsed two British assaults there. As the war ended, they erected an odd memorial to their victories: the forlorn, uncompleted … [Read more...]

A Little Bit of Maersk Line History [VIDEO]

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Here is an old 1960's presentation of Maersk Line operations titled "Maersk Ships Around the World", posted recently to the Maersk Line vimeo page. Among some good history of the world's largest shipper and a look at the company through the eyes of a 1960's promotional documentary, the video includes some rare footage of Mr. A.P. Møller himself. So grab some popcorn and … [Read more...]