Saturday, June 1, 2019

What is Seasickness? And 50 Ways Professional Mariners Tackle It!

What is the definition of misery? Answer: Seasickness One of the first questions I get asked when a landlubber finds out I work at sea is, “Do you get seasick?” In...

June 1, 2019
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Nautical Christmas Gift Box

The Coast Guard’s Gift Ideas For 12 Nautical Days Of Christmas

The U.S. Coast Guard, as a public service to holiday gift shoppers has announced its recommended USCG Approved gifts for 12 nautical days of Christmas… and while they forgot to...

November 14, 2017
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Thursday, August 6, 2015
3d printer

3D Printing Aboard Ships? How One Technology Is Changing the Future.

Will 3D Printing Change The World As We Know It? by Brad Hart Imagine you’re steaming across the Pacific Ocean on a container ship on a great circle course to the...

August 6, 2015
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WATCH Ten Things I Have Learned About The Sea [VIDEO]

This video, shot by Lorenzo Fonda and titled “ten things I have learned about the sea“, shows footage he shot while on the vessel “Portland Senator” en route from Lost...

June 3, 2015
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Monday, May 4, 2015
NASA Booster Recovery Ship
Engineering News

Ship of The Week – Space Ships – NASA’s (former) Space Rocket Booster Recovery Ship M/V Liberty Star

Photo courtesy NASA Note: This week’s interesting ships are reposted and updated from gCaptain’s archives. When one thinks of a NASA ship, it’s generally not the seagoing type that pops...

May 4, 2015
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Visit the Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W. BROWN

Still looking for something to do this Independence Day weekend? The S. S. JOHN W. BROWN is one of two still operational Liberty ships from World War II and was launched...

July 3, 2014
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Monday, March 24, 2014

What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor? There’s an App for That!

The Navy knows it has a drinking problem.  Fleet Week means vomit in the streets and evenings that sailors best not remember. The official Pier Pressure app combines a game...

March 24, 2014
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Maritime Monday for March 10th, 2014: Bon Voyage

ship grounded after a storm in 1987; Blyth beach, Northumberland, UK photo by paulbunker  

March 9, 2014
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Maritime Monday for March 3rd, 2014: Heck Yeah NC Wyeth

NC Wyeth Illustrations for The Ladies Home Journal 1920-31 N. C. Wyeth The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow (1920) The Courtship of Miles Standish is an 1858 narrative poem...

March 2, 2014
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Maritime Monday for February 24th, 2014: Ship of State 2; Military Vessels Named After US Presidents

HMS President (1918) Formerly HMS Saxifrage, was a Flower-class anti-submarine Q-Ship completed in 1918, and is one of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the...

February 23, 2014
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Maritime Monday for February 18th, 2014: Ship of State; Vessels Named for Presidents of the United States

 The steam ship President (1,536 × 1,116 pixels) (1,536 × 1,117 pixels)  caption: “The Steam Ship President, The Largest in the World. Lieut. Roberts R.N. commander on her last voyage...

February 17, 2014
Total Views: 93

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Maritime Monday for February 10th, 2014: More Nautical Philately

Christopher Columbus; Bahamas Centennial of the Opening of Japan by Matthew Perry (991 × 640 pixels) 1913 10 cent Parcel Post; Steamship & Mail Tender Steamboats were carrying mail as...

February 9, 2014
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Maritime Monday for February 3rd, 2014: More Ship Stamps

Trawler, designed by Icelandic artist Stefán Jónsson, engraved by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd., and issued by Iceland on October 12, 1950 airmail stamp depicting views of the...

February 3, 2014
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Maritime Monday for January 27th, 2014 – RMS Philately, Encore Edition

Jules Verne Stamps; First Day Covers ; France—3 June 1955 Robert Fulton; 1765-1965 American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.  In 1800,...

January 26, 2014
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Maritime Monday for January 20th, 2014: Terra Incognita; Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio (1587) – original file (1,496 × 1,077 pixels) Although the existence of a southern continent had been hypothesized as early as the writings of Ptolemy in...

January 19, 2014
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Maritime Monday for January 13th, 2014 – Hard Water Sailing; Encore Edition

This week’s Maritime Monday is a re-run. Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1117 x 738) Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions EASTWIND (WAGB-279); Antarctic Operation Deep Freeze (1955-56); PENGUIN DRILL TEAM Soviet postage stamp, 1976,...

January 12, 2014
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Maritime News

Ships of Horror: Pacific Fishermen Raped, Beaten, and Fed Fish Bait

On August 18, 2010, the South Korean fishing vessel, Oyang 70, capsized and sank while working in the New Zealand´s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), resulting in the loss of six...

January 12, 2014
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Maritime Monday for December 30th, 2013

Anna-Myrle and Edward Rowe Snow of Winthrop, Maine, load the Flying Santa plane 1940 with gifts to drop off to US Coast Guard families along the East Coast.

December 29, 2013
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Maritime Monday for December 23rd, 2013: Submarine Movies Part 6; El Submarino Amarillo

 Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Prien; 1958 German war film portraying the combat career of World War...

December 22, 2013
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Audio: National Public Radio; The Shipping Forecast

The British Isles are an archipelago measuring about 900 miles from top to toe, with a history tied inextricably to the waters that surround them. This image from circa 1887...

December 17, 2013
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