nautical history

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Study Shows How Viking Age Left Mark on Scandinavians’ Genetics

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – The Viking age, spanning the 8th to 11th centuries AD, left a lasting mark on the genetics of

January 5, 2023
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Friday, November 11, 2022
American Flag Ship

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
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Friday, July 22, 2022

New Leadership at National Maritime Historical Society

The Board of Trustees of the National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS) has announced the appointment of Jessica MacFarlane as the organization’s new

July 22, 2022
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Friday, October 15, 2021

Shipwreck of Famed US Revenue Cutter Bear Located Off Nova Scotia

After decades of searching, researchers from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Coast Guard have located the underwater shipwreck of

October 15, 2021
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Sunday, September 26, 2021

How Did Ancient Seafarers Settle The Far-Flung Islands Of Polynesia?

WASHINGTON,(Reuters) – Beginning more than a millennium ago, intrepid seafarers traversed vast Pacific Ocean expanses in double-hulled sailing canoes to

September 26, 2021
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Rare Maps of Spanish Armada to Stay in England

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – A set of 10 hand-drawn, 16th century maps showing the progress of the

January 27, 2021
Total Views: 3253

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
400-year-old shipwreck discovered in baltic

500-Year-Old Shipwreck Discovered in Baltic Sea Looks ‘Like it Sank Yesterday’

An international team of scientists have announced the discovery of the remains of a 500-year-old ship that remains pristinely intact in the cold, dark depths

July 23, 2019
Total Views: 193

Monday, June 3, 2019
Maritime News

Blackbeard’s Ship Embarks for U.S. Supreme Court in Video Piracy Case

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) – The nine black-robed justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will soon navigate the treacherous legal waters

June 3, 2019
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Friday, April 12, 2019
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Canadian Premiere – Trapped in Typhoon Alley, the Mystery of MV Derbyshire

Discovery Channel (Canada)’s new documentary series, “Disasters at Sea,” premieres on April 16th at 10 PM ET.  The first episode,

April 12, 2019
Total Views: 673

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review: Disasters at Sea — Deadly Neglect, the Loss of the Marine Electric

Thirty-six years ago this week, the SS Marine Electric sank off the coast of Virginia with the loss of 34 officers and crew. There were only three survivors.

February 13, 2019
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
marine electric

SS Marine Electric: The Shipwreck that Changed the Coast Guard

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki – When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward

February 12, 2019
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Friday, January 25, 2019
Maritime News

Remains of Famed Explorer Captain Matthew Flinders Found in London Rail Dig

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Archaeologists have found the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders, a British Royal Navy explorer who was the first to sail

January 25, 2019
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Jones Act And Duncan Hunter – A Rebuttal

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano (Editorial) Opponents of the American Maritime Industry and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, have new

September 9, 2018
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Monday, August 6, 2018
Maritime News

Ship Photos: Historic NYC Fireboat John J Harvey Gets Dazzled

Invented during World War I, dazzle camouflage was painted onto thousands of ships in the U.K. and U.S. as a way to disorient enemy U-boats. More than one

August 6, 2018
Total Views: 250

Sunday, May 6, 2018

VIDEO: Maritime History, Technology & Seamanship

Sailing, marine technology and nautical history. What lessons can shipping learn from these apparently disparate segments of the maritime world? In this video

May 6, 2018
Total Views: 124

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RMS St. Helena to Return as Anti-Piracy Armory in Gulf of Oman

By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG, April 17 (Reuters) – The RMS St. Helena, Britain’s last working postal ship, was for nearly three decades the main

April 17, 2018
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Australian Beachgoers Find World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle 132 Years After Being Tossed from German Ship

MELBOURNE, March 7 (Reuters) – The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in

March 7, 2018
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Monday, July 24, 2017

America’s Oldest Commissioned Warship Refloated After Two-Year Restoration

America’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, was finally refloated on Sunday following a two-year, multi-million dollar restoration at the

July 24, 2017
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Watch: Line-Crossing Ceremony on MV World Sapphire

Ceremony marks the first crossing of the Equator. Vessel in the video is the Norwegian-flagged offshore supply vessel World Sapphire during a voyage

January 20, 2017
Total Views: 53

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
HNLMS Kortenaer
Maritime News

Three Countries Unite To Solve Nautical Mystery

(TheGuardian) Indonesia has agreed to work with the Netherlands to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several second world war shipwrecks

November 23, 2016
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