Maritime Monday

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October 17, 2011

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“Journalist on a mooring in the port of Amsterdam taking photographs of the visit of the French president Armand Falliéres to Holland in 1911. The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 1911.” (via coldisthesea)

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The Way We Live by Old Chum – See also: Handmade Houses

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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

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British armoured cruiser HMS Warspite; ca. 1895 — This shows Warspite with the later military mast between the funnels, which replaced the masts; See with her original 2 brig masts

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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…

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Lunar Farside

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.

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Parsons and Atwater’s bird’s-eye map of Boston c 1873 (via fuckyeahcartography)
go see
Big Map Blog for more super detailed and zoomable maps

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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

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Deep-Sea News: Dear Sir Richard Branson,

imageDear 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)

Cheers,

Dr. M, Deep Sea News

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The Bulldog Breed; 1960 — When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket. more on IMDb

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Vogel, Malbuch – Molling & Comp C-G Hannover; c. 1890; Kleine Kunstler Schule

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MONSTER BRAINS: Paul Lehr; illustrator. follow link to see many more

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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

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San Francisco 1960’s via dirtyriver

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Leech Woman on retromama; trailer on IMDb Sophia Loren; see full size on mudwerks

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L: Handling heavy mooring hawser, Smith’s Dock Shipyard 1986R: Looking back, Casco Bay, Maine

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DIY boats; Autoxylopyrocycloboros by Simon Starling via mpdrolet

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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

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(L) via feastingonroadkill — (R) Northwest German Commercial and Industrial, Marine, and Art Exhibition in Bremen (1890) Artist : Arthur Heinrich Wilhelm

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(above) Best Bower cigar label (below) Madame Butterfly cigar label

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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

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c1910 – Huron Street and ferry landing; Port Huron, Michigan; 8×10 “ dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.  View full size on Shorpy

See also: Launch of the Western Star 1903 —  Toledo, Ohio, c 1908. Maumee River waterfront

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Key West, Habana Cigar Label

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Porto Rico Cigars – O. L. Schwencke Litho, N.Y.

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Woman perusing nautical charts, on schundundschmutz

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AllMermaids: (L) Henry Perrault – (R) Nautical tat Flash by Emily Thomas

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Pharaoh Cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) feeding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Bora Bora reef sharks photo by Angela Healy (see the set) — THE SHARK by JTO

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On board HMS Belfast; photo by whatsthatpicture.  See HMS Belfast (Set: 20)

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Playle’s Online Auctions: (L) Passenger Ship Prinz August Wilhelm, Service de Cuba et du Mexique (R) Passenger Ship Giessbach, Drahtseilbahn, (Plakat Giessbach, 1880)

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Navy Fighters: 1897 – “Boxing aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size on SHORPY

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pirate girl via hollyhocksandtulips

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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)…

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Jules Verne Palace; 20 Senioritas from The Netherlands — Cigarette Cards & Cigar Bands

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Hula Girls Galore!

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The MOVIE TITLE STILLS COLLECTIONWatch: Run Silent Run Deep (1958) online

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seastars via drtuesdaygjohnson

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