Maritime Monday Aug 29; Come On Irene

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Loew-Victor Engine Co.; Flywheel end of the six- and eight-cylinder Duesenberg Patrol Model Engines see also: Reverse gear end of the six- and eight-cylinder Duesenberg Marine Engines

A Guide for New Yorkers Experiencing Their First Hurricane »

  • Floods are not ironically filthy fun pools. They are foul, garbage-filled, shit-containing rivers of poison. But it’s cute to watch the rats drown. Ditto hobos.
  • Candlelight for romance is awesome. Candlelight for reading sucks hard.

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Earthquake damage at Department of Energy, Washington DC – submitted anonymously

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Tom Swift and His Spectromarine Selector; 1961Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung; 1961

(above) 1940; Bullet Man; Nickle Comics – posted by x-ray delta one

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International Mercantile Marine Company American Line , ca. 1906; The Fleet: S.S. Haverford and Merion – GALAXYofImages » Ships and Watercraft

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vintage postcard

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Charles Edwin Wilbour – Travels in Egypt (December 1880 to May 1891) 1936 – The Dahabiyeh “The Seven Hathors”; Nile sailing craft — More images from this publication

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left – Sameer children’s magazine from Egypt 1966 – right

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Charles R. Knight – Snake-necked Elasmosaurus; Elasmosaurus platyurus.
Discovered in the Niobrara Group of the Cretaceous. Restoration by Osborn and Knight. (From painting in American Museum of Natural History.) — Century Magazine/Volume 55/Issue 1/Strange Creatures of the Past

more: The Niobrara Chalk Formation at DinoData.

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Beach-front property For Sale CHEAP

Hurricane Irene Bashes East Coast After Landfall; Heads Toward New York; NPR blog

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A 1930s view of the future – via Shorpy Higginbotham – Lovingly scanned for your enjoyment

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One of the most magnificent flying boats ever built, Pan American Martin 130

Youngest of the glorious three, she was assigned – together with her sisterships, the China Clipper and Philippine Clipper, – for mail and passenger service over the Pacific, from San Francisco Bay to Manila and Southern China. Three flying boats offered luxurious accommodation to 36 “day” or 18 “night” passengers.

S.A.M. #13: The Hawaii Clipper Mystery – Dieselpunks via theticketthatexploded

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Borden Company E pluribus unum : the story of an eagle, 1904full size

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 MONSTER BRAINS: Virgil Finlay – literally dozens more at link…- via mudwerks

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scientificillustration: Porte-feuille instructif et amusant pour la jeunesse. Frederich Bertuch, 1807. (entire text online)

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First aircraft carrier (image source) – USS Langley (CV-1) on wiki

Converted in 1920 from the collier USS Jupiter (AC-3), and was also the U.S. Navy’s first electrically propelled ship, named after Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American aviation pioneer. On 27 February 1942, she was attacked by dive bombers of the Japanese 21st and 23rd Naval Air Flotillas and so badly damaged that she had to be scuttled by her escorts. see also: Aerial photo

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Egypt – Bitter Lakes North (Suez Canal)Lighthouses of the World on Vintage Postcards set

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bathing beauties via thegirlcantdance

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above – Crewmen of USS Vandalia at their camp in Apia, Upolu, Samoa shortly after their ship was wrecked in the storm. 43 souls lost.

The USS Vandalia was a screw sloop in the United States Navy. She was laid down at the Massachusetts Boston Navy Yard in 1872 and commissioned there on 10 January 1876.

Tore her bottom out upon the reef on 16 March. Vandalia struck at about noon and sank until her decks were completely awash, forcing her crew to scramble into the rigging.

USS Vandalia before the HurricaneUSS Vandalia on wiki – Hurricane at Apia, Samoa, 15-16 March 1889 on Naval History and Heritage Command home page

below A view of the sunken USS Vandalia from the deck of USS Trenton, March 1889.

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MAGNUM CANOPUS

This is the mushroom cloud generated by the French nuclear test Canopus, detonated at Fangatafoa Atoll, located in the Tuamotu Archipelago, part of French Polynesia.

The blast occurred today in 1968, and if you happen to search for images of the explosion online you will probably not find the one (shown here).

What you will find is many photos of the Licorne burst from Mururoa Atoll, 1970.

But they are all wrongly attributed. How do we know? See here.

And if you’re inclined, you can watch a film of the Canopus explosion here.

-Pulp International

Fangataufa is permanently uninhabited. It is classified as a Common Military Zone. The zone includes the lagoon areas enclosed by the atoll and by baselines linking the closet points emerging from the reef on both sides of the channel. Entry is prohibited without authorization.

Administratively Fangataufa Atoll is part of the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Moruroa, Tematangi and Vanavana. It was ceded to France for nuclear tests in 1964.  –wiki

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Clipper ship Comet of New York: in a hurricane off Bermuda on her voyage from New York to San Francisco, California, October 1852. A Three-masted miss the fuck out of yousailing ship, it keeled over port side in high seas.

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Hurricane Irene Preparations – Mystic Seaport spent August 27 getting the vessels and grounds ready for Hurricane Irene. 18 photos

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“I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight” by historical artist Mort Kunstler. – from The Log-Book of Captain John Paul Jones – via spiffingsailor

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”This is the first picture that came up when I searched the word, ‘tentacle’” – via mudwerks

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Doug Horne “Tales of the Undiscovered” – Limited Edition print, only 25 prints in this edition. 11” X 14”  – $35 free shipping within the U.S.v – fuckyeahtiki via fuckyeahdeepseadivers

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I Cefalopodi! – Neapolitan Cephalopods

BibliOdyssey: “Adolf Naef (1883-1949) was a Swiss zoologist and palaeontologist, famous for his work on cephalopods and systematics…  MORE »

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Through to the Pacific; full size – Currier & Ives, 1870

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Steamer Rose Standish, operating between Boston, Hull & Hingham, 1864 (full size advert)

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A hurricane of puns all over Kennebunkport.via coldisthesea

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alexledet via coldisthesea –  to see full size

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storm sirens from sisterwolf

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Modern Aircraft – 1946 illustration by George Shepherd – via paul.malon

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Schooner Nancy aground on Nantasket Beachfull size

Lighthouses of the World

山水Mountain & River (Set: 180) junks

Logistical challenges of floating libertarian paradises Deep Sea News

Giant Squid Ceramic Art Sculptures by David Zink Yi

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Two views of Eskimo umiak – David Cranz: The History of Greenland; 1767

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Die Cut

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Leadbelly – Goodnight Irene