(original) crossing the line ceremony – The photo postcards of M. R. Battey, USS Missouri (more)
back when the entire world was in my backyard,
max and i would set sail during snacktime
on tuesdays, thursdays, and every second saturday
of the month—
exploring all the places the encyclopedia
could only show pictures of.
The Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway was a unique coastline railway in Brighton, England that ran through the shallow waters of the English Channel between 1896 and 1901.
Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522 – 1605) was an Italian naturalist, the moving force behind Bologna‘s botanical garden, one of the first in Europe. Carolus Linnaeus and the comte de Buffon reckoned him the father of natural history studies. (more on wiki)
- Spiffing Seas; The Best of Marine Illustrationon Scuttlefish
A blue-collar worker on New York’s depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide. Directed by: Josef von Sternberg – Starring: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova (IMDb)
New Google Ocean Maps Dive Deep – Up Close and Personal With Landscapes of the Abyss
Starting today, armchair explorers will be able to view parts of the deep ocean floors in far greater detail than ever before, thanks to a new synthesis of seafloor topography released through Google Earth. Developed by oceanographers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory from scientific data collected on research cruises, the new feature tightens resolution in covered areas from the former 1-kilometer grids to just 100 meters.
Reap the Wild Wind 1942, dir. Cecil B. DeMille – click through for summary and full size images
Coaling a Battleship – The Photo Postcards of M. R. Battey, USS Missouri (bottom of the page)
Irwin Hasen’s cover for Green Lantern #29 (December 1947) – via Potrzebie
Jem Magazine 1960’s – via vintagegal
Everybody Wants Victory Frames! – via comicallyvintage
Portland, Maine Working Waterfront by coreytempleton
A boarding party from the Revenue Cutter Morris prepares to board the passenger vessel Benjamin Adams on 16 July 1861 about 200 miles east of New York. The Benjamin Adams was bound for New York from Liverpool and carried 650 Scottish and Irish immigrants. (via briganda-omalley)
bow thrusters on retrogasm
Siege of Tsingtao; World War I – Japanese lithograph showing the Japanese fighting German troops during the conquest of the German-controlled port of Tsingtao (now Qingdao), China between 13 September and 7 November 1914. – Shobido & Co., Tokyo – more on wiki
Saga-Steads Map from W. G. Collingwood’s A Pilgrimage to the Saga-Steads of Iceland (1899) – via fuckyeahcartography
Emily Lethbridge’s red annotations indicate saga-districts covered so far in blog posts. Check this lady and her medieval Icelandic saga adventure quest/research journey here.
Correspondence of a Bluejacket; Semaphore Postcard Series
vintage postcard – US Navy Battleship USS Missouri (BB-11) in Dry Dock; Charlestown, MASS
Launched: 28 December 1901; Decommissioned: 8 September 1919
“Dearest Prudence, I have fallen in love with a Tahitian Pygmy and will not be returning to London. Consider yourself released from our engagement. Love, Benton”
It is in the Britannia training establishment at Dartmouth that our Lieutenants, Commanders, Captains and Admirals receive their first training as naval cadets, entering at from 13 to 14 years of age by nomination and competitive examination. The Britannia course of study covers two years, and the cadets then pass out into the naval service to become midshipmen, according to classification for study and conduct.
Prize Winning Cadets, HMS Britannia, 1900; Ports & Dockyards: Training Ships
A miniature of the Battle of Sluys from Jean Froissart‘s Chronicles, 14th century
The decisive naval Battle of Sluys, also called Battle of l’Ecluse was fought on 24 June 1340 as one of the opening conflicts of the Hundred Years’ War. It is historically important in that it resulted in the destruction of most of France’s fleet, making a French invasion of England impossible, and ensuring that the remainder of the war would be fought mostly in France. — (more on wiki)
Lloyd’s of London ; 20th Century Fox, 1936
The Lady Armstrong – It was an incident over the unloading of the ‘Lady Armstrong’ in the West India Docks, a dispute over ‘plus’ money, that was the spark which started the dock strike of 1889. Led by Ben Tillett, the men struck on 14 August and immediately set about persuading other dockers to join them. – via PortCities London; The Great Dock Strike of 1889
Tractus australior AmericÃ¦ Meridionalis, a Rio de la Plata per Fretum Magellanicum ad Toraltum, by Frederik de Wit, 1675 – via fuckyeahcartography (click through to see full size)
January 30, 1924: USS Delaware BB-28 at the Boston Naval Shipyard being scrapped – MartimeQuest
George Bernard Shaw surfing at the Muizenberg beach at the age of 75 – thisisnotporn.net
unknown artist – via alwaysalwaysalwaysthesea