Maritime Monday for June 13th, 2016: Nautical Art II

  Oohh...  Sail steamers, Mama like. A Set of Four Dioramas of Historic Ships Hand Carved and Painted Wood by Joaquim Maristany; 20th century; 15 x 30 x 1-3/4 inches (38.1 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm) Born in Barcelona and educated as a mechanical engineer by the Universidad Politecnica of Barcelona, he has been building models professionally since 1979. Mr. … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for June 5th, 2016: Spanish, Maine

  John 'Jack' Travers Cornwell, who was just 16, remained at his post on the HMS Chester awaiting orders despite having suffered mortal shrapnel injuries. Initially, Jack was buried in a common grave but the British press took up his story and he was eventually laid to rest with full military honours and posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. His family … [Read more...]