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...]

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 by American poet and Maine-nave Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about the early days of Plymouth Colony, the colonial settlement established in America by the Mayflower Pilgrims. The Courtship … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for October 1, 2012 — [email protected]# Yeah NC Wyeth; Books and Beer

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 by American poet and Maine-nave Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about the early days of Plymouth Colony, the colonial settlement established in America by the Mayflower Pilgrims. The Courtship … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for June 18th, 2012; Thank You For Smoking

original: Grace Carey; Displaced Person, Digit Books 1961 / Cover art by Rallney Speculi marini, integram cvm borealis, tum orientalis oceani nauigationem; nimirum a Freto Anglicana, in Viburgum et Naruam; Tabulis diuersis complectens, et earum vsu decorata (1586) [32 pages] Speculum nauticum super navigatione maris Occidentalis confectum, continens omnes oras maritimas … [Read more...]