Pyke brothers – military group protrait, 1910s – The navy hat reads “HMS Warspite”
HMS Warspite was an Imperieuse-class first-class armoured cruiser, launched on 29 January 1884 and commissioned in 1886. Warspite was the flagship on the Pacific Station between 1890 and 1893, then a port guard ship at Queenstown until 1896. From 1896 to 1899 she again served as the flagship of the Pacific Station. Sold for breaking up 4 April 1905. more
Dramatic Pirates via hoodoothatvoodoo
Deep Water Writing: Underway
The first week back is typically the most brutal in terms of adjustment to new sleep patterns, stress levels and physical exertion when compared to the leisurely pace of life I lead vacationing ashore. That said I couldn’t be happier to have returned to the same job on the same ship with mostly the same crew; the systems and procedures we’ve all ready implemented in addition to the improvements we’ve made in the ship is paying off in a safer, simpler and more organized operation.
We’ve left the Gulf of Mexico and called on our first east coast port leaving four more to go. I’m also pleased that a nearly full load of automobiles, heavy machinery and containers awaits us on the docks of Savannah, Baltimore, Wilmington and Charleston. An underutilized cargo ship leaves more than just myself in a strange funk when steaming across an ocean…
Tidally locked in synchronous rotation, the Moon always presents its familiar nearside to denizens of planet Earth. From lunar orbit, the Moon’s farside can become familiar, though. In fact this sharp picture, a mosaic from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s wide angle camera, is centered on the lunar farside.
Part of a global mosaic of over 15,000 images acquired between November 2009 and February 2011, the highest resolution version shows features at a scale of 100 meters per pixel. Surprisingly, the rough and battered surface of the farside looks very different from the nearside covered with smooth dark lunar maria. The likely explanation is that the farside crust is thicker, making it harder for molten material from the interior to flow to the surface and form the smooth maria.
SMS Viribus Unitis – the first Austro-Hungarian dreadnought battleship of the Tegetthoff class. Its name, meaning “With United Forces”, was the personal motto of Emperor Franz Joseph I. more about this ship
Deep-Sea News: Dear Sir Richard Branson,
I don’t know if you read DSN. Probably not. That’s fine. I realize you are probably busy making making money.If you happen to stumble here. Please, please, please, please, please take me along. I have all the necessary prerequisites. If you don’t think I should participate please read comments below… (keep reading)
Dr. M, Deep Sea News
MONSTER BRAINS: Paul Lehr; illustrator. follow link to see many more
James River, Va. Deck and turret of U.S.S. Monitor – stereograph showing the light damage caused to the turret of the ironclad USS Monitor during her fight with the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia, March 9, 1862 at the Battle of Hampton Roads; the first battle of two ironclad warships. more — see also: U.S. ironclad gunboat Essex; 1863 March
San Francisco 1960’s via dirtyriver
DIY boats; Autoxylopyrocycloboros by Simon Starling via mpdrolet
Edwardians; Two days ago, hidden in a box of spore-infested reprints of Dickens novels, we found a small album of photographs from the Edwardian era. The photos were in poor condition: badly faded, scratched and covered in marks, but I hoped that I might be able to retrieve some of the ghost-like images from oblivion with the help of Photoshop. The Age of Uncertainty blog
(L) via feastingonroadkill — (R) Northwest German Commercial and Industrial, Marine, and Art Exhibition in Bremen (1890) Artist : Arthur Heinrich Wilhelm
(above) Best Bower cigar label (below) Madame Butterfly cigar label
The InStone 100 is a compilation of very desirable and highly sought-after vintage cigar label art representing a diverse sampling of themes. See more on InStone 100 – Blue Chip Label Index
c1910 – Huron Street and ferry landing; Port Huron, Michigan; 8×10 “ dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size on Shorpy
Woman perusing nautical charts, on schundundschmutz
Pharaoh Cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) feeding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
pirate girl via hollyhocksandtulips
Buster Keaton (The Navigator) via drtuesdaygjohnson
The League of Gentlemen Adventurers … And just in case you don’t know exactly what stories this man wrote, let me toss a few names out there for you. Journey to the Center of the Earth. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Around the World in Eighty Days. From the Earth to the Moon (which you may know better by the film version… that’s the one of the moon with that big bullet in its eye). He even had a book published in 1994 (thanks to being found in his safe by his grandson. Er… the book was in the safe that is, not Jules Verne) titled Paris in the Twentieth Century. It was a 1863 vision of what Paris would be like in 1960. And, scary enough, he’s pretty close (closer than Edison anyway)…
Jules Verne Palace; 20 Senioritas from The Netherlands — Cigarette Cards & Cigar Bands
seastars via drtuesdaygjohnson
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