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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

NPR: Builder of World’s Largest Titanic Replica in Lego Says His Autism is a Gift

  Heard on All Things Considered: The world’s largest Lego Titanic replica went on display Monday at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. It initially began as Brynjar...

April 17, 2018
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Maritime Monday for April 16th, 2018: Cunk on Nautical History

More videos Jonathan Amos at the BBC reports that a team of scientists will attempt to locate the wreck when they visit the area to study the Larsen C Ice...

April 15, 2018
Total Views: 16

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Maritime News

Maritime Monday Throwback – Happy Easter!

This Maritime Monday throwback was originally published April 5, 2010. Happy Easter!!   You can find last week’s edition here » This Week’s Flickr Gallery » Developing Story: Australia Seeks...

April 1, 2018
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Maritime Monday for March 5th, 2018: Here’s Pitch In Your Eye

Gastro Obscura: For several centuries, seafaring explorers remained relatively healthy by chugging spruce beer, a drink made by boiling the tree’s green tips. Voyagers recognized the evergreens were a source...

March 4, 2018
Total Views: 11

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Maritime Monday for February 26th, 2018: Trading Paper

According to the National Museum of Health and Medicine, The General J.K. Barnes was the first American purpose-built hospital ship, constructed during the Civil War. It was named after Surgeon-General...

February 25, 2018
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Maritime Monday for February 19th, 2018: Get Your Swag On Issue

Several fights broke out over the 10-day cruise, including two captured on camera showing guests throwing punches on a pool deck and a ship nightclub. (One) video showed people yelling,...

February 18, 2018
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Maritime Monday for January 15th, 2018: A Load of Guano

“Immigrants that Norway sent to the U.S. during that great migration wave of the 1870s were its poorest and least educated citizens” on NPR (via Bitter End blog) The 39-year-old...

January 14, 2018
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Maritime Monday, November 6th, 2017

November 5, 2017
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Maritime Monday for October 30th, 2017: Lumber Hooker

Europa, later SS Liberté, was a German ocean liner built for the Norddeutsche Lloyd line (NDL) to work the transatlantic sea route. She and her sister ship, Bremen, were the...

October 29, 2017
Total Views: 19

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Maritime Monday for October 16th, 2017: Mappaemundi

To Celebrate Friday the 13th, here is a list of 13 Old Sailor Superstitions! image: A Maritime Classic: The Pig and Rooster Tattoo   U.S. Coast Guard Northeast News Release:...

October 15, 2017
Total Views: 14

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Maritime Monday for October 9th, 2017: The Power of Friendship

ICP / International Center of Photography – A crewman signals another ship of an Allied convoy across the Atlantic; photograph by Robert Capa.  More: American Masters; Robert Capa in Love...

October 8, 2017
Total Views: 14

Monday, September 25, 2017

Maritime Monday for September 25th, 2017: Oxford Bags

1938 New England Hurricane 78th Anniversary; September 21, 1938 – On September 21, 1938, one of the most destructive and powerful hurricanes in recorded history struck Long Island and Southern...

September 25, 2017
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Maritime Monday for September 18th, 2017: Sexy Beasts

After high winds and heavy rains brought by Hurricane Harvey, a mysterious sea creature with fangs and no face washed up on the shoreline in southeastern Texas. Preeti Desai, social...

September 17, 2017
Total Views: 25

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Maritime Monday for September 11th, 2017: Simon Says…

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum provides a sanctuary to 54 polydactyl (six-toed) cats. According to the museum, a ship captain once gave Ernest a white six-toed cat, and now...

September 10, 2017
Total Views: 11

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Maritime Monday for August 28th, 2017: Iron Bastard

Britain’s First General Mutiny on the BBC World Update: This past Friday, Dan Damon (broadcasting from the Southampton Docks) looked back to 1797 when sailors anchored in ships at Spithead...

August 27, 2017
Total Views: 13

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Maritime Monday for August 21st, 2017

Wreckage Of USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese In WWII, Found In Pacific London’s Floating Bookshop on the BBC US Senate committee rejects most of Trump’s proposed cuts to NOAA Cuts...

August 20, 2017
Total Views: 15

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Maritime Monday for August 7th, 2017: Chips Ahoy

Pioneer North Sea Divers: In the 1970s, deep sea divers were at the sharp end of the North Sea oil boom. Alex Last has been speaking to the former diver...

August 6, 2017
Total Views: 23

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Maritime Monday for July 31st, 2017: $200 For Your Adventure $200

On April 19, 1912, surviving crew members of the RMS Titanic gathered in the small assembly hall of the American Seaman’s Friend on Jane Street. They held a memorial service...

July 30, 2017
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Maritime Monday for July 24th, 2017: Slippery Sailors

Viking longboats on the Thames Oscar Adolf Wisting (6 June 1871 – 5 December 1936) was a Norwegian Naval officer and polar explorer. Together with Roald Amundsen he was the...

July 23, 2017
Total Views: 28

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Maritime Monday for July 17th, 2017: Unclean

Mary A Whalen shared Lisa Kolibabek‘s post: Big news in the (New York) harbor today: the ship PEKING was loaded onto a heavy lift ship to be transported back to...

July 16, 2017
Total Views: 10