Sunday, December 15, 2013
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Maritime Monday for December 16th, 2013: Movies About Submarines, Part 5; Immersione Rapida!

 Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 Submarine Attack (I.F.E. Releasing, 1954) Re-released in 1959 as Torpedo Zone.  + In this adventure, the commander of an...

December 15, 2013
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Sunday, December 8, 2013
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Maritime Monday for December 9th, 2013: Amazing, Daring, True! | Movies About Submarines Part 4

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 Operation Bikini (American International, 1963) “Temptation in Paradise… neither hell nor high heels could stop them” – This one starts in the...

December 8, 2013
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Sunday, December 1, 2013
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Maritime Monday for December 2nd, 2013: Movies About Submarines Part 3; The Way Life Should Be

Welcome (back) to Maine Miss Monkey Fist has successfully relocated from the dismal Baltimore suburbs to the sparkling and wonderful Lakes Region of Maine, northwest of Portland.  When she lived...

December 1, 2013
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Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Super Storm Sandy: UK Edition

Huge waves crash against the sea wall at Seaham Harbour Photo by Paul Kingston/North News & Pictures photos: Autumn storms hit Britain: in pictures on The Telegraph It’s been one...

October 27, 2013
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Sunday, October 20, 2013
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Maritime Monday for October 21st, 2013: Movies About Submarines, Part 2

above: Atlantic Convoy (Columbia, 1942) Released shortly after the similar Columbia wartime story Submarine Raider, Atlantic Convoy is set on the coast of Iceland. Civilian weatherman Carl Hansen (John Beal)...

October 20, 2013
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Monday, October 14, 2013
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Shore Leave: Maritime Film Fest 2013, NYC

The Maritime Film Festival was founded by esteemed sailor and artist, Andrew (PORK) Poneros, amongst others. In a broad sense, the annual festival aims to explore the human legacy of...

October 14, 2013
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Sunday, October 13, 2013
Maritime Monday for October 14th, 2013; Why We Love Movies About Submarines
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Maritime Monday for October 14th, 2013; Why We Love Movies About Submarines

“I saw the submariners, the way they stood aloof and silent, watching their pigboat with loving eyes. They are alone in the Navy. I admired the PT boys. And I...

October 13, 2013
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Sunday, October 6, 2013
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Maritime Monday for October 7th, 2013: Movies About Sailors, Part VI; Why Sailors Go Wrong

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part III – Part IV — Part V Skirts Ahoy! (MGM, 1952) Esther Williams joins the WAVES after leaving her fiancé at the altar....

October 6, 2013
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Sunday, September 29, 2013
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Maritime Monday for September 30th, 2013: Movies About Sailors Part 5; Sailor’s Luck

above: Here Comes the Navy (Warner Brothers, 1934) Part 1 — Part 2 — Part III – Part IV Sailor of the King (20th Century Fox, 1953) poster appears to...

September 29, 2013
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Contain Yourself

Public art, Arenc, Marseille Notes on the Arts and Visual Culture Wednesday, 4 September 2013; by Phil Beard There’s a school of thought that claims the invention of the shipping...

September 26, 2013
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Sunday, September 22, 2013
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Maritime Monday for September 23rd, 2013: Movies About Sailors, Part IV; The Navy Comes Through

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part III McHale’s Navy (Universal, 1964) The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. + Captain...

September 22, 2013
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Sunday, September 15, 2013
Maritime Monday for September 16th, 2013: Movies About Sailors, Part III; Man the Laff Boats!
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Maritime Monday for September 16th, 2013: Movies About Sailors, Part III; Man the Laff Boats!

Part 1 — Part 2 The Honeymoon Machine (MGM, 1961) A few years before The Great Escape catapulted Steve McQueen to stardom, the charismatic actor played leading man, Lt. Fergie...

September 15, 2013
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience [VIDEO]

While the towers burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels in what has become known as the largest boatlift in history.

September 11, 2013
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Sunday, September 8, 2013
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Maritime Monday for September 9th, 2013: Movies About Sailors Part II; Shape Ahoy!

Part 1 Dames Ahoy (Universal, 1930) Swedish language poster Three sailors go searching for a blonde gold-digger who tricked one of them into marriage when he was drunk. All he...

September 8, 2013
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Sunday, September 1, 2013
Maritime Monday for September 2nd, 2013: Movies About #@!!%* Sailors; Part I
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Maritime Monday for September 2nd, 2013: Movies About #@!!%* Sailors; Part I

Foul mouthed, drunken, bare knuckle fighting, girl-in-every-port keeping, societal retards.  Hollywood loves sailors, and John and Jane Q Landlubber love movies about sailors. Maybe it’s the romantic, adventure-filled lives they...

September 1, 2013
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Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Maritime Monday for August 26th, 2013: Part VII; The Final Reel

Skin Diving Mermaids and Ruthless Frogmen! Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 — Part 5 — Part 6 Tugboat Annie (MGM, 1933) Marie Dressler plays...

August 25, 2013
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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Movies About Ships Part 6
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Maritime Monday for August 19th, 2013: Movie Guide Part VI

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 — Part 5 Sink the Bismarck! (20th Century Fox, 1960) Black-and-white British war film based on the book Last...

August 18, 2013
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Sunday, August 11, 2013
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Maritime Monday for August 12th, 2013: Movies About Ships, Part V

Human Torpedoes vs. Battleships! Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 Sea of Lost Ships (Republic, 1953) Through a misunderstanding, (John Derek as) Grad Matthews (son...

August 11, 2013
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Sunday, August 4, 2013
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Maritime Monday for August 5th, 2013: Movie Guide Part IV

“It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic” Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Outside the 3-Mile Limit (Columbia, 1940) Crime drama: a government investigator looks into...

August 4, 2013
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Sunday, July 28, 2013
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Maritime Monday for July 29th, 2013: Movie Guide Part III, Gobs, Gals, and Glee!

part one — part two Melody Cruise (RKO, 1933) In this musical romantic comedy, bandleader and comedian Phil Harris, then in his wavy-haired romantic lead period, plays a millionaire playboy...

July 28, 2013
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