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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 of the Baltic Sea. Scientists say...
Monday, June 3, 2019
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 around a sailing ship made famous...
Friday, April 12, 2019
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, “Trapped in Typhoon Alley,” looks at the mysterious sinking of...
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. The tragedy...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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 30 miles off Virginia’s...
Friday, January 25, 2019
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 around Australia and is credited...
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
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 hundred years...
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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 source of contact between one of...
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Maritime Monday for April 16th, 2018: Cunk on Nautical History
More videos Jonathan Amos at the BBC reports that a team of scientists will attempt to locate the wreck when they visit the area to study the Larsen C Ice...
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 the Indian...
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Maritime Monday for March 5th, 2018: Here’s Pitch In Your Eye
Gastro Obscura: For several centuries, seafaring explorers remained relatively healthy by chugging spruce beer, a drink made by boiling the tree’s green tips. Voyagers recognized the evergreens were a source...
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Maritime Monday for February 26th, 2018: Trading Paper
According to the National Museum of Health and Medicine, The General J.K. Barnes was the first American purpose-built hospital ship, constructed during the Civil War. It was named after Surgeon-General...
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Maritime Monday for February 19th, 2018: Get Your Swag On Issue
Several fights broke out over the 10-day cruise, including two captured on camera showing guests throwing punches on a pool deck and a ship nightclub. (One) video showed people yelling,...
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Maritime Monday for January 15th, 2018: A Load of Guano
“Immigrants that Norway sent to the U.S. during that great migration wave of the 1870s were its poorest and least educated citizens” on NPR (via Bitter End blog) The 39-year-old...
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Maritime Monday for October 30th, 2017: Lumber Hooker
Europa, later SS Liberté, was a German ocean liner built for the Norddeutsche Lloyd line (NDL) to work the transatlantic sea route. She and her sister ship, Bremen, were the...
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Maritime Monday for October 16th, 2017: Mappaemundi
To Celebrate Friday the 13th, here is a list of 13 Old Sailor Superstitions! image: A Maritime Classic: The Pig and Rooster Tattoo U.S. Coast Guard Northeast News Release:...
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