Monkey Fist

Monkey Fist is a smack-talking, potty mouthed, Yankee hating, Red Sox fan in Maryland.  In addition to compiling Maritime Monday, she blogs about nautical art, history, and marine science on Adventures of the Blackgang.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 24, 2013: Ferrocement’s Day Off

Vladimir Nabokov on Joseph Conrad: “I cannot abide Conrad’s souvenir shop style and bottled ships and shell necklaces of romanticist clichés.” The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History SS Peralta...

June 23, 2013
Total Views: 140

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 17th, 2013: The Horror, The Horror…

Death Ship (Avco Embassy, 1980) It is a tried and true cinematic gimmick to trap adults in a confined space so they must face their past and confront the present. ...

June 16, 2013
Total Views: 25

Monday, June 10, 2013

SS Henry B. Smith: 100 Years Later, Wreck Found in Lake Superior

SS Henry B. Smith – Great Lakes freighter built in 1906 by the American Ship Building Company at Lorain, Ohio USA – image via – The Associated Press Duluth...

June 10, 2013
Total Views: 149

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Martitime Monday

Maritime Monday for June 10th, 2013: Movement of Jah People

Tops Comics: Don’t Bother to Dry Off; Consolidated Book (Lev Gleason)  1944 Archaeology pioneer and treasure hunter E. Lee Spence holds two portholes from the SS Ozama Smuggler’s Shipwrecked Steamer...

June 9, 2013
Total Views: 98

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Maritime Monday for June 3rd, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 3rd, 2013: Float, Float On…

The Princess Margaret, an SR-N4 hovercraft at the Hovercraft Museum at Lee on the Solent, England (1,200 × 563 pixels) The museum has a large collection of over sixty hovercraft...

June 2, 2013
Total Views: 170

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 27th, 2013: Hard Water Sailing

Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1117 x 738) Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions Der Eisbrecher Stettin im Nord-Ostsee Kanal (Kiel Canal) (4,320 × 3,240 pixels) Launched:  7 September 1933 – Out of service:  1981...

May 26, 2013
Total Views: 31

Monday, May 20, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 20th, 2013: Ice Ice Baby Part 1

USCGC Northland; Greenland, circa 1944 “Oh the sea, Oh the sea, the wide bounding sea! Long may it roll between England and me!” Irish Folk Song EASTWIND (WAGB-279); Antarctic Operation...

May 20, 2013
Total Views: 71

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 13th, 2013: Britain’s Best Bitter (or The Art of English Manliness)

 Adventures Into The Unknown  (ACG, 1954) Third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry of Wales, is visiting the former colonies this week. After laying a wreath at Arlington...

May 12, 2013
Total Views: 82

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 6th, 2013: “Climb Mount Niitaka”

Tora! Tora! Tora! Was a 1970 American-Japanese war film that dramatized the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Directed by Richard Fleischer and featuring an ensemble cast including Martin Balsam,...

May 5, 2013
Total Views: 136

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Maritime Monday for April 29th, 2013: Weimar

Lasar Segall‘s work was considered “degenerate art” by Nazi Germany and and could no longer be shown in exhibitions. Segall created one of his most famous artworks in 1939, known...

April 28, 2013
Total Views: 249

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Maritime Monday for April 22nd, 2013: Dämmerung des Königs

Sailors in Munich SMS Seydlitz 25,000 ton battlecruiser of the Imperial German Navy built Blohm & Voß, Hamburg, commissioned May 1913 At the Battle of Dogger Bank, 24 January 1915,...

April 21, 2013
Total Views: 50

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Maritime Monday for April 15th, 2013: Seiner Majestät Schiff

a selection of picture postcards produced within each of the belligerent nations during the wartime Segelschiff SMS Nixe 1892 The domestic clamor for a German fleet only grew with German...

April 14, 2013
Total Views: 108

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Maritime Monday for April 8, 2013: Reichsflotte

Sail-Frigates Eckenförde  (captured Danish SMS Gefion; 1852) and Deutschland 1849 Reichsflotte The Reichsflotte (Imperial Fleet) was the first all-German Navy, founded on 14 June 1848. The German Confederation, founded in...

April 7, 2013
Total Views: 132

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Maritime Monday for April 1st, 2013: Burn Baby, Burn

On the afternoon of 21 May, 1944, while Army Ordnance troops loaded mortar ammunition on the fantail of LST-353, there was an explosion… In May of 1944, preparations were underway...

March 31, 2013
Total Views: 52

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nelson Engages the French Again as Uniform Goes on Display in Paris

The musket ball pierced Nelson’s coat just below the epaulette. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Bloodstained relic of English naval history leaves British shores for the first time since...

March 27, 2013
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Maritime Monday for March 25, 2013: Boom, Boom, Blub, Blub (or Stow High In Transit)

Wreckage of the USS MAINE 3,000 × 2,295 US Navy battleship that sunk after a mysterious explosion in Havana Harbor Havana, Cuba, 15 February 1898 – see also Sent to...

March 24, 2013
Total Views: 84

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Maritime Monday for March 18th, 2013: Catholics Need Not Apply

“The Irish Rover” is an Irish folk song about a magnificent, though improbable, sailing ship that reaches an unfortunate end. + VIDEO: The Pogues with The Dubliners On the fourth...

March 17, 2013
Total Views: 202

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Maritime Monday for March 11, 2013: While You Are Away

Gentlemen prefer blondes… but blondes don’t like cripples “The Yanks are ‘lend-leasing’ your women. Their pockets full of cash and no work to do, the boys from overseas are having...

March 10, 2013
Total Views: 17

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Maritime Monday for March 4, 2013: RMS Philately 4

Afghanistan details: – Egyptian War Ship – King Richard III Ship – Danish War Ship – Norman Snekkar – – Grecian Bireme A – Grecian Bireme B – Phoenician Merchant...

March 3, 2013
Total Views: 80

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Maritime Monday for March oops I mean February 25th, 2013: RMS Philately III

US 1934 Maryland Tercentenary “The Ark & The Dove” The Ark – a 17th century English ship which carried emigrants bound for the new Maryland colony during the pioneering expedition...

February 24, 2013
Total Views: 53