Contain Yourself


-+*Public art, Arenc, Marseille Notes on the Arts and Visual Culture Wednesday, 4 September 2013; by Phil Beard There’s a school of thought that claims the invention of the shipping container did more to transform the world we inhabit then even the invention of the internet. There may be something in it when you consider […]

BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience [VIDEO]

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-+*While the towers burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels in what has become known as the largest boatlift in history.

Maritime Monday for September 2nd, 2013: Movies About #@!!%* Sailors; Part I

Maritime Monday for September 2nd, 2013: Movies About #@!!%* Sailors; Part I

-+*Foul mouthed, drunken, bare knuckle fighting, girl-in-every-port keeping, societal retards.  Hollywood loves sailors, and John and Jane Q Landlubber love movies about sailors. Maybe it’s the romantic, adventure-filled lives they lead, the brutish charm of the refreshingly uncivilized, or maybe it’s just because they refuse to conform. Love ’em or hate ’em, sailors are a […]

Maritime Monday for August 26th, 2013: Part VII; The Final Reel

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-+*Skin Diving Mermaids and Ruthless Frogmen! Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 — Part 5 — Part 6 Tugboat Annie (MGM, 1933) Marie Dressler plays the title character, tugboat captain Annie Brennan, in this 1933 Hollywood box office hit. Her husband Terry (Wallace Beery) is a lazy, bragging drunk. Robert […]

Maritime Monday for August 19th, 2013: Movie Guide Part VI

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-+*Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 — Part 5 Sink the Bismarck! (20th Century Fox, 1960) Black-and-white British war film based on the book Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester. To date, it is the only movie made that deals directly with the operations, chase, and […]

Maritime Monday for August 12th, 2013: Movies About Ships, Part V

Sea of Lost Ships

-+*Human Torpedoes vs. Battleships! Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 Sea of Lost Ships (Republic, 1953) Through a misunderstanding, (John Derek as) Grad Matthews (son of a long line of Coast Guard officers) is booted out of the Coast Guard academy, but signs up again and starts over from the […]

Maritime Monday for August 5th, 2013: Movie Guide Part IV

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-+*“It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic” Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Outside the 3-Mile Limit (Columbia, 1940) Crime drama: a government investigator looks into a counterfeiting ring that passes its fake bills through a gambling boat. When a murder occurs, the captain immediately sails the boat three miles off […]