Love Dogs But Hate Seagulls? Then You Have To Meet Bailey The Seagull Security Dog

Two things most mariners have in common; they think of their pups as fellow mariners but consider seagulls to be little more than rats with wings. That may be why Australian National Maritime Museum recently hired its recruit Bailey, the seagull security dog. The border collie was enlisted in May to help the maritime museum keep seagulls away from the exhibits which include … [Read more...]

Shunned By Her Hometown, Historic Ship May Be Scrapped

101 years ago the steel-hulled four-masted barque Peking, one of the last windjammers ever built, was launched at Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. She worked mostly in the nitrate and wheat trades around South America's treacherous Cape Horn, but also saw service against her home nation during World War II while serving in the Royal Navy as HMS Pekin. In … [Read more...]

Inside the Amazing Estonian Maritime Museum

This summer I had the opportunity to take a day trip to the wonderful Capital city of Tallinn, Estonia. While I have been to the city many times before, this was the first time that I went inside the Estonian Maritime Museum. And I am glad that I did. The museum has a section dedicated to the sinking of the MS ESTONIA This next photo unfortunately does not … [Read more...]

X-rays machines, lasers, used to restore the world’s only remaining wooden whaling ship

Historians at the Mystic Seaport Museum are turning to advanced new technologies in order to restore the world's last remaining wooden whaling vessel, the Charles W. Morgan. The whaleship, built in 1841, has been on display at the Connecticut museum for nearly 60 years and, for the first time, is being retrofitted to once again sail on the highseas.  The New York Times has the … [Read more...]

New Wing for National Maritime Museum – Sketches Released

Here in the US no plans exist to build a maritime museum of any significant scale but smal designs continue to be planned including the newly proposed Morro Bay Maritime Museum located just down the road from gCaptain HQ. But in Europe large scale plans continue to be proposed especially in the maritime hub of England. As proof of that country's commitment to their maritime … [Read more...]