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 Spanish Armada that attacked England in 1588, an event that shaped national identity,...

January 27, 2021
Total Views: 3197

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
American Flag Ship

Veteran’s Day 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 who gave their lives in defense of the United States...

November 11, 2020
Total Views: 90

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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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...

July 23, 2019
Total Views: 37

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 around a sailing ship made famous...

June 3, 2019
Total Views: 3

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, “Trapped in Typhoon Alley,” looks at the mysterious sinking of...

April 12, 2019
Total Views: 310

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...

February 13, 2019
Total Views: 498

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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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...

February 12, 2019
Total Views: 1006

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 around Australia and is credited...

January 25, 2019
Total Views: 1

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 ammunition in their assault against...

September 9, 2018
Total Views: 3

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 hundred years...

August 6, 2018
Total Views: 27

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 Richard du Moulin presents real case studies...

May 6, 2018
Total Views: 43

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...

April 17, 2018
Total Views: 8

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...

April 15, 2018
Total Views: 16

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...

March 7, 2018
Total Views: 5

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...

March 4, 2018
Total Views: 11

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...

February 25, 2018
Total Views: 17

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,...

February 18, 2018
Total Views: 5

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...

January 14, 2018
Total Views: 14

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...

October 29, 2017
Total Views: 19

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:...

October 15, 2017
Total Views: 14