Maritime Monday 254; Sea Legs and Coffee Dregs

Monkey Fist
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March 7, 2011

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for the week ending 03-06-2011

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Screw Sloop-of-War USS Hartford (IX-13) gets a fanny lift in in Mare Island Navy Yard’s dry dock #1 in the spring/ summer on 1899. Launched, 22 November 1858 – sank at her berth, 20 November 1956

click here to see in excruciatingly detailed full size (960 x 1476)view 2, also in hi-rez

“One of the most popular images on Cold is the Sea is my illustration of a pair of US Navy Liberty Cuffs which I couldn’t have done without the information from Navy Collector, a site by Dan Smith SCPO, USNR(Ret). Dan recently messaged me with information about his new book ‘US Navy Tailor Made Dress Blues, Liberty Cuffs and Sailor Folk Art’, so I thought I’d give him a plug. Thanks for your site Dan! I’m looking forward to the book.”

FMI: US Navy Tailor Made Dress Blues, Liberty Cuffs and Sailor Folk Art

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full size (1344 x 2109) — full size (1518 x 2409)

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Sunray Oil Corp. advertisement, May 1953 Fortune magazine –  See full size and check out the article How Lobbyists Used Propaganda to Shape a Nation on Today’s Inspiration

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Armoured Cruiser, Kasuga Japanese postcard; c 1904 – see also; Armoured Cruiser Nisshin

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Suffering from a Sad Separation from Ehagaki sekai Japanese postcard c 1909

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Artist: Earl Norem (b. April 17, 1924), often credited simply as Norem, is an American artist primarily known for his painted covers for Marvel Comics books and magazines. Over his five-decade career, Norem also brought his colorful, expressive, and dynamic style to covers for novels, gaming books, movie posters, baseball programs, and trading cards. keep reading on Two-Fisted Tales of True-Life Weird Romance!

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Seabees sheet music full size on tomolivedinner menu from Olu Oaksu – Springfield, MASS

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A boat-builder inside his shop with frame of a small boat. EW Carter photo ca. 1900

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Panorama postcards Boat Landing St. Paul, MINN, F. L. Wright Photo copyright 1907

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Fitting out: BB55 in Brooklyn Navy Yard NY, tied up at pier; 1941USS North Carolina (BB-55) – (Showboat) was the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named in honor of this U.S. state. She was the first new-construction U.S. battleship to enter service during World War II, participating in every major naval offensive in the Pacific theater to become the most decorated U.S. battleship of the war with 15 battle stars. She is now a museum ship at the port of Wilmington, North Carolina.  see also: Launch; Time magazine, March 17, 1941 on thegildedcentury

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Stephen Inggs; Dividers 2004 Hand-coated silver Gelatin emulsion on 100% rag paper 42 x 47

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Le Tatoué the famous tattooed man, George Costentenus Miss Paula, La Femme Amphibie

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From a 1961 biology book; illustration by Charles Harper

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Submarine Tender USS Camden (AS-6) 1920-1931 off Pensacola, FL., 23 December 1924. Ships in the distance are: USS Savannah (AS-8), in center, and USS Bushnell (AS-2), at left.

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Adventure magazine; 1917

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Colored post card of USS Constitution at Navy Yard Boston, MA. then serving as receiving ship, circa 1905. From the Boston National Historical Park Collection.

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USS Constitution undocking from Dry Dock No. 1, Boston Navy Yard, 15 March 1930 following her 1927-1930 reconstruction.  see at Amazing Full Size

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USS Hunchback was a side-wheel, steam-powered gunboat used by the United States Navy during the American Civil War.   LEFT: officers sitting on the deck – RT: Crew; c.1860s photo by Mathew B. Brady

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artist – Vernon Grant; A Box of MagazinesSea Legs; Judge magazine

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“Meet this series of Russian comics describing the everyday life of Russian navy submarine as seen by the eyes of the ex-Russian marine captain.”  – Russian Navy Comics on EnglishRussia

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(left) Collaboration for two beautiful projects that wants to bring help to the victims of the earthquake/tsunami occurred in Chile, on February 27th by lau varsky – (right) via coldisthesea

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Le Grand Serpent de Mer Р1936 Illustrator: Ren̩ Giffey

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Boy on Beach – Sky, Autumn — Edward DimsdaleReflection

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The Great Dazzle Ball at the Albert Hall: The Shower of Bomb Balloons & Some Typical Costumes 1919 … Dazzle Ball UK This needs to be revived. Bigtime. See also: Dazzle painted models

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Kelp Beds Anacapa Island – Canon G2, Ikelite housing, Epoque 0.56X DCL20 Wide Conversion Lens photo by mcb5330 (Matt Brown)

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Song of the Week: Johnny Kidd & The Pirates | Shakin’ All Over

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Readiness and Care of Vessels in Inactive Status (1945)

After victory in World War II, the United States Navy initiated a complex process to migrate portions of its massive armada into inactive status. This 1945 documentary explains the proper methodology for preparing a warship for the Reserve Fleet. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section

via Naval Heritage Society blog

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leg by Sarah McLean

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Rare Antique Porcelain Figural Mermaid Lamp


Monkey Fist is a smack-talking, potty mouthed, Yankee hating, Red Sox fan in Portland, Maine. In addition to compiling Maritime Monday, she blogs about nautical art, history, and marine science on Adventures of the Blackgang. Submit story ideas, news links, photographs, or items of interest to her at [email protected]. She can also out-belch any man.

Special Thanks this week to (agence eureka), yama-bato, fuckyeahoceancreatures, mudwerkstomolive, allmermaids, and x-ray delta one

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