maritime monday

Maritime Monday; week ending June 19, 2011

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June 19, 2011

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(original) crossing the line ceremonyThe photo postcards of M. R. Battey, USS Missouri (more)

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“Eternity” by Míla Fürstová : book art, part 2 – via oneblackline

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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.

wearedeadpaper via coldisthesea

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oneblackline: Daddy Longlegs; Pioneer on the 18 ft (5.5 m) gauge railway – via thisbrighton.co.uk

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.

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A flying fish by Ulisse Aldrovandi(via scientificillustration)

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)

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The Movie Title Stills Collection: The Docks of New York 1928 movie title

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 SternbergStarring: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova  (IMDb)

New Google Ocean Maps Dive DeepUp 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.

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Reap the Wild Wind 1942, dir. Cecil B. DeMille – click through for summary and full size images

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Coaling a BattleshipThe Photo Postcards of M. R. Battey, USS Missouri (bottom of the page)

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Irwin Hasen’s cover for Green Lantern #29 (December 1947) – via Potrzebie

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Jem Magazine 1960’s – via vintagegal

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Everybody Wants Victory Frames! – via comicallyvintage

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Portland, Maine Working Waterfront by coreytempleton

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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)

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superwoobinda – see full size here

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Tricolor car carrier (which had been) laying on it’s side in the English channel; photos of the recovery

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Crabe des cocotiers (by le_faju) – via anoceanactivist

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bow thrusters on retrogasm

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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

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Launch of the battleship Pobeda in the Baltic Shipyard, Saint Petersburg, Russia. May 1900 – full size

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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.

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Correspondence of a Bluejacket; Semaphore Postcard Series

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vintage postcard – US Navy Battleship USS Missouri (BB-11) in Dry Dock; Charlestown, MASS
Launched: 28 December 1901; Decommissioned: 8 September 1919

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L: inkandneedle via allmermaids
R: Edwin Henry Landseer, The Letter, ca. 1830/40, chalk on paper; on theshipthatflew

“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”

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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

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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)

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Lloyd’s of London ; 20th Century Fox, 1936

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posted by himynameissociallyawkward – via fuckyeahsquids

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Counter commemorating the London Riggers and Mariners Union; 1866
via PortCities London; The Great Dock Strike of 1889

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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

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Tractus australior Americæ Meridionalis, a Rio de la Plata per Fretum Magellanicum ad Toraltum, by Frederik de Wit, 1675 – via fuckyeahcartography (click through to see full size)

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January 30, 1924: USS Delaware BB-28 at the Boston Naval Shipyard being scrapped – MartimeQuest

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Mermaid on the Carter’s Gallopers by Thorskegga on Flickr – via kari-young

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youaintpunk via coldisthesea (image)

Junior Murvin – Police and Theives (audio)

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grottu via drtuesdaygjohnson

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George Bernard Shaw surfing at the Muizenberg beach at the age of 75 – thisisnotporn.net

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Squid USB Flash Drive, anyone? – via fuckyeahsquids

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unknown artist – via alwaysalwaysalwaysthesea

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