George H Livingstone


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Captain Livingstone: Guns, Germs, and Steel

The 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs and Steel, written by UCLA Professor Jared Diamond, is a fascinating read covering 13,000 years of human history and a seemingly apropos header...

February 3, 2021
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Shipping

Livingstone: Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax

By Captain George Livingstone – I am nearing the end of a forty-year career at sea which started as a junior officer on unlimited tonnage ships followed by several years...

December 15, 2020
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Maritime News

Captain Livingstone: Into the Breach

By Captain George Livingstone – I have written much over the years regarding the collective uniqueness professional mariners almost universally display. Regardless of where they come from, regardless of religion, politics,...

October 15, 2020
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Monday, August 24, 2020
Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Crossing the Bar

I’ve spent the last few mornings looking out over the San Francisco Bay wondering about the far-flung, widespread scope of marine transportation. I remember as a boy my father taking...

August 24, 2020
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Monday, July 20, 2020
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Blowin’ in the Wind

By Captain George Livingstone – I have not done a column for a while; it just did not seem I had anything to offer that was more important than what...

July 20, 2020
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Monday, April 27, 2020
Maritime News

Piloting a Megaship: Record-Setting MSC Anna Arrives in San Francisco Bay

By Captain George Livingstone – In the last decade, one of the biggest challenges faced by mariners and especially ship pilots around the world has been the introduction of the Ultra...

April 27, 2020
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
News

Captain Livingstone: One If By Land, All If By Sea

By Captain George Livingstone – As we witness the COVID-19 crisis spread around the world it seems this big problem could morph and spread into a myriad of problems with the...

April 21, 2020
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Maritime News

Captain Livingstone: This Too Shall Pass

By Captain George Livingstone – I doubt there is a soul on God’s green earth that doesn’t know what COVID-19 is, now a worldwide pandemic. Folks a lot smarter than me...

March 25, 2020
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Light Years

**Dedicated to those who do business upon great waters** By Captain George Livingstone – My little Scottish mother always used to say ‘You can measure age by how fast the...

December 31, 2019
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Always Ready

By Captain George Livingston – Veteran’s Day this year got me thinking about the one military service branch I know well, the United States Coast Guard. Apparently, in mid-November, the House...

November 21, 2019
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Four Years Since El Faro

As I write on the 4th anniversary of the El Faro sinking (Oct. 1, 2015), I am reminded that those who lost their lives weren’t strangers, many shared the very...

October 8, 2019
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Distraction

By Captain George Livingston – Fatigue has the official attention of the international maritime community. From the likes of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the USA’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the...

August 6, 2019
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Captain George Livingstone: Falling Stars

By Captain George Livingstone – Everyone at gCaptain loves a good sea story, good, bad or ugly. Here’s one for the history books. On a cold December in 1878, halfway...

June 25, 2019
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Quadruple Bogeys

By Captain George Livingstone – Last month during the third round of The Players Championship, I watched Tiger Woods miss two shots in the water on the 17th hole, ultimately making...

April 9, 2019
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hapag-Lloyd Container-ship BOSTON EXPRESS
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Methuselah Man

By Captain George Livingstone – The longer my career goes (nearing 40 years), the faster the world changes around me. It would not be earth shattering to note that prior generations...

February 27, 2019
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Friday, January 25, 2019
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Capt George Livingstone: Alarm! Alarm! Alarm!

By Captain George Livingstone – One of my favorite war movies is the critically acclaimed 1981 film Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Peterson.  It follows the WWII, German submarine U96 as...

January 25, 2019
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