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Friday, September 1, 2023
Qeqertaq Avannarleq, the northern most island
Blog

Was The World’s ‘Northern-Most Island’ Erased From Charts?

by Kevin Hamilton (University of Hawaii) In 2021, an expedition off the icy northern Greenland coast spotted what appeared to be a previously uncharted island.

September 1, 2023
Total Views: 12413

Sunday, May 14, 2023
Could A 4-Star Industry Envoy Fix US Shipbuilding?
Navy

Could A 4-Star Industry Envoy Fix US Shipbuilding?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the grand tapestry of American history, the narrative of industry and manufacturing has often been the undercurrent that

May 14, 2023
Total Views: 12495

Friday, May 5, 2023
US Navy Honors Baseball Veterans With USS Cooperstown Commissioning
Navy

US Navy Honors Baseball Veterans With USS Cooperstown Commissioning

by John Konrad (gCaptain) It is often said that baseball is the great American pastime, a sport woven into the very fabric of the nation’s soul.

May 5, 2023
Total Views: 2214

Monday, April 17, 2023
Edward-Hines-Lumbe-Company-2-Marvin
Maritime News

Shipwrecks: Mystery Of Missing Great Lakes Lumber Company Fleet Solved

For more than 30 years, researchers have been exploring the depths of Lake Superior in search of vessels lost to time. The area off the coast of Grand Marais,

April 17, 2023
Total Views: 14100

Monday, February 27, 2023
Captain Robert Smalls
Navy

USS Chancellorsville Is Renamed In Honor Of Black Ship Pilot Robert Smalls

today the US Navy announced it is renaiming a warship to honor Robert Smalls, a skilled ship pilot and statesman born into slavery in South Carolina. The

February 27, 2023
Total Views: 7249

Sunday, November 27, 2022
Railroad Strikes Are Rare But Crippling To Ports And Freight
Linked

Railroad Strikes Are Rare But Crippling To Ports And Freight

by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island) The prospect of a potentially devastating rail workers strike is looming again. Fears of a strike in September 2022

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 1351

Friday, November 11, 2022
American Flag Ship
Blog

Veteran’s Day – Merchant Marine In Peace And War

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) This Veteran’s Day we remember the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen

November 11, 2022
Total Views: 1529

Sunday, October 9, 2022
SS “Leecliffe Hall” sailing on the Welland Canal
Blog

The Deadly History Of The St. Lawrence Seaway

by Sébastien Pelletier, Université Laval (The Conversation) Of all the rivers in the world, the St. Lawrence River is undeniably one of the most challenging

October 9, 2022
Total Views: 15257

Friday, May 27, 2022
Governor Murphy visit port newark
News

Does Mafia Control The Port Authority Of New York, New Jersey?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) During the Second World War a massive amount of money and materials flowed through New York harbor providing victory for Europe but

May 27, 2022
Total Views: 6049

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Maersk Sealand Shipping Container
Video

Did An American Truck Driver Change Ocean Shipping Forever?

In this episode of What is Going on With Shipping, gCaptain contributor Sal Mercogliano, discusses the 66th anniversary of the sailing of the SS Ideal X with

May 3, 2022
Total Views: 11232

Monday, April 25, 2022
ANZAC Merchant NAvy Troop-ship
Blog

Anzac Day, Lest We Forget World War’s Longest Lifeline

“The Merchant Navy has no real way of displaying its capabilities. There is no compulsory wearing of uniforms, no street parades led by fine military

April 25, 2022
Total Views: 4090

Friday, April 8, 2022
Polar Star at anchor in Taylor Bay, Alaska
Ports

Why Did Russia Sell Alaska, The United State’s Gateway To The Arctic?

The tensions with Russia are rising, while global warming is opening up the Northwest Passage. As a result, the US Navy and US Coast Guard are increasing

April 8, 2022
Total Views: 6069

Sunday, March 13, 2022
What Happened To Nuclear Cruise Ships?
Video

What Happened To Nuclear Cruise Ships?

With sleek, futuristic lines and shining red and white paint, the world’s first nuclear passenger ship N/S Savannah was designed to stand out but what

March 13, 2022
Total Views: 4745

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
icebreacker S.A. Aguhlas
Maritime News

Ernest Shackleton’s Ship Endurance Discovered Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice

By Michael Holden (Reuters) – The wreckage of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship “Endurance,” which was

March 9, 2022
Total Views: 12347

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Today We Remember Pearl Harbor – 80 Years Ago Today
Defense

Today We Remember Pearl Harbor – 80 Years Ago Today

It's been 71 years since Japan attacked the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor, the single catastrophic event that launched the United States into World War

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 1823

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Captain Mulzac
Maritime News

Pioneering Black Ship Captain Honored Alongside Merchant Marine Veterans Of WWII

Hundreds gathered on Thursday at the maritime industry’s fastest growing annual event to celebrate Merchant Marine veterans of all wars and honor the

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 4024

Saturday, September 11, 2021
September 11 flotilla commemoration
Shipping

BOATLIFT is An Amazing Tale of 9/11 Heroism

As the World Trade Center buildings burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, over a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by American

September 11, 2021
Total Views: 4795

Sunday, August 15, 2021
King Khufu's solar boat
Blog

World’s Oldest Ship Moved To Grand Egyptian Museum

by Sameh El-Khatib  (Reuters) King Khufu’s Boat, an ancient vessel that is the oldest and largest wooden ship discovered, has been painstakingly moved

August 15, 2021
Total Views: 4043

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Capt Hugh-Mulzac-first-black-master-mariner
Blog

Captain Mulzac WW2 Hero and America’s First Black Master Mariner

When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, it faced a shortage of merchant mariners. With supplies in desperate needs overseas a massive

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 4455

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
America’s First Black Sailors
Navy

America’s First Black Sailors

“British gold and promises of personal freedom served as futile incentives among the Negroes of the American Navy; for them, the proud consciousness of duty

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 2720
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