Maritime Monday for June 26th, 2017: D is for dreadnought

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Fiji resides on the Picton Castle and is often seen in the captain’s quarters. The tall ship was docked at Boston Fish Pier.

You heard about Tall Ships, but have you met their cats?

Tall Ships Boston; from the Charlestown Navy Yard, looking towards Boston – photo by RickinMar
USCG tall ship Eagle makes its way past Castle Island during Saturday’s Parade of sail in Boston Harbor (Keith bedford; Boston Globe)

11 majestic photos of the Tall Ships descending upon Boston

BOSTON — Crew members and cadets from each of the visiting Sail Boston ships paraded through Boston Monday. Many wore their uniforms and some played music or carried the flags from their home nations as they marched into downtown on Seaport Boulevard and High and Summer Streets. More than 50 sailing vessels from 14 nations are docked in Boston Harbor this week for the Sail Boston festival. Boston is the only stop for the 7,000-mile, trans-Atlantic Rendez-vous 2017 Regatta…  keep reading

Tall ships are illuminating Boston at night

Epic drone footage captures Boston’s tall ships

A crew member on board the Peruvian Navy Tall Ship Union – David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Photos: Tall Ships leave Boston Harbor

The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry passes westward through the Cape Cod Canal on its way home after participating in Sail Boston.

Ernest Hemingway at his home in Cuba, the Finca Vigia, circa 1947. Photograph in the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

Inside Ernest Hemingway’s Private Photo Album & Scrapbook

Mackinac Bridge (at Lake Huron) via spiffingsailor
Lake Boats No Longer With Us – The Irving S. Olds on a Winter Run, Upper Lake Huron, January 2, 1976 Photograph by Rus Hurt
Sunrise at Boston Harbor via SeasSailsShips (cyj70)
Katsushika Hokusai: Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanj?rokkei), ca. 1830-32 – “Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met” at the Metropolitan Museum

Arguably the most famous image in all of Japanese art, this iconic woodblock print depicts a huge, frothing wave as it crests over a distant Mount Fuji. Born in Edo (modern Tokyo) in 1760, the influential artist and printmaker led a life that was both intensely productive and undeniably eccentric.

7 Things You Didn’t Know about Hokusai, Creator of The Great Wave

This mass of ocean fossils was found in Montana, which used to be covered by a gigantic body of water

Scientists Are Putting Tens of Thousands of Sea Fossils Online

The Western Interior Seaway is gone, but not forgotten

Some 100 million years ago, much of what is now North America was underwater. The body of water scientists call the Western Interior Seaway covered a swath of land that stretched over the entire Midwest. But its secrets have been preserved in countless fossils—and now, over 100,000 of these fossils are being digitized. keep reading on Smithsonian

see also: CHURCHILL Trailer (2017)

Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française.

Remembering Jacques Cousteau

Sukhbaatar III; the only vessel in the Mongolian Navy – (more)

Pictured above is the Sukhbaatar III, a tugboat (here’s another angle.) It is the flagship of the Mongolian Navy — a title it has earned in no small part because it is the full complement of the nation’s armada. The tug is operated by a seven-person crew which constitutes the entire navy. That’s right, the Mongolian Navy has seven sailors and a tugboat. That’s it. Did I forget to mention that Mongolia is landlocked?

Mongolia’s Strange and Really Small Navy

Landlocked Navies of the World

DESTINATION GOBI, Ross Bagdasarian, Richard Widmark, 1953, TM & copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved (more photos)

Destination Gobi is a 1953 Technicolor war film starring Richard Widmark and the first color feature film directed by Robert Wise. Set during World War II, US Navy chief Sam McHale (Widmark) takes command of a unit of weather observers stranded behind Japanese lines in Inner Mongolia. McHale must lead his men across the treacherous Gobi Desert to the freedom of the seacoast. Rescued from the Japanese by a Mongolian chief (Murvyn Vye), the men are compelled to repay their rescuer by securing enough saddles for his sixty horses. A flummoxed Pentagon okays the requisition, and the chieftain leads Widmark’s band to Okinawa.  more

Destination Gobi trailer on You Tube

The Spear Hunting Egomaniac responsible for Alabama’s Most WTF Museum

McGinty is tired of being in the Navy and wants out, a passing seagull shows him a vision of what his life would be like as a civilian. McGinty then wonders if civilian life is all it’s cracked up to be. (1949 USA) imdb

Vintage Adult Cartoon from Post-WW2 Era – US Navy; SAILOR AND THE SEAGULL

U.S. Shipping Board Marine Engineers being instructed in reduction gear design and operation. Westinghouse Electric Corporation Steam Division photographs
Ford on the wharf at the Pennsylvania Nautical School in Philadelphia during October 1926. The training ship Annapolis is in the background. Posted by Steve Given to the Museum of Found Photos

In an effort to meet the nation’s demand for trained seamen, the United States Congress passed an Act on June 20, 1874 giving the Secretary of the Navy the authority to provide a naval vessel and instructors for a nautical school to be established at each or any of the ports of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, and San Francisco. The Pennsylvania Nautical School (PNS) was established in 1889 by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and for 58 years trained young men for careers in the maritime trades and professions. Approximately 2000 cadets graduated from the school before it closed in 1947.   More on wikipedia

Steering a Course: A Short History of The Pennsylvania Nautical School and Pennsylvania Maritime Academy

Broadside View of Annapolis off San Francisco in 1912 – photo gallery and more info on NavSource

USS Annapolis (PG-10) (School ship, 1920–1940) was a gunboat in the United States Navy;  laid down 18 April 1896 at Elizabethport, New Jersey; launched on 23 December 1896, and commissioned at New York on 20 July 1897.  more on wikipedia

Ark Encounter is a Christian evangelical and fundamentalist theme park that opened in Grant County, Kentucky on July 7, 2016. The centerpiece of the park is a full-scale model of Noah’s Ark from the Genesis flood narrative in the Bible which is 510 feet (155 m) long, 85 feet (26 m) wide, and 51 feet (16 m) high.

Ark Encounter is operated by Answers in Genesis (AiG), a Young Earth creationism group that operates the Creation Museum 45 miles (70 km) away in Petersburg, Kentucky.

A dispute over AiG’s hiring practices was adjudicated in U.S. federal court, which found in 2016 that the organization could require Ark Encounter employees to sign a statement of faith as a condition of their employment, prompting criticism of the park’s discriminatory hiring practices. more

Creationist Ken Ham blames atheists and ‘fake news’ for failing Ark Encounter theme park

Série exposição “Mar Nosso. Fotografias de Artur Pastor”, Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo. Póvoa de Varzim, décadas de 50/60 – via arturpastor

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