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Saturday, May 11, 2024
An oil painting of the explosion of the San José during a 1708 battle off Cartagana, Colombia. Image: Creative Commons
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Indigenous Groups Claim Stake In Sunken Spanish Ship, Cargo Off Colombia

By Emma Pinedo MADRID, May 10 (Reuters) – Members of three South American indigenous communities have asked Spain and UNESCO to declare a

May 11, 2024
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Monday, May 22, 2023
jones act container ship
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National Maritime Day Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

National Maritime Day has been celebrated on May 22 across the United States since its creation in 1933, making 2023 the 90th annual celebration.  May 22

May 22, 2023
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Friday, May 19, 2023
Titanic Scan Reveals Amazing New Details of Historic Wreck
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Titanic Scan Reveals Amazing New Details of Historic Wreck

New details have been uncovered by creating a ‘digital twin’ of the infamous wreck of the Titanic.  Deep water specialist Magellan Ltd. has performed

May 19, 2023
Total Views: 16265

Thursday, March 2, 2023
Historic Schooner Barge ‘Ironton’ Discovered Fully Intact in Lake Huron
Shipping

Historic Schooner Barge ‘Ironton’ Discovered Fully Intact in Lake Huron

Researchers have discovered the intact wreck of the sailing ship Ironton in Lake Huron, which has been remarkably well preserved by the lake’s cold

March 2, 2023
Total Views: 15196

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Over an Hour of New Titanic Footage Released
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Over an Hour of New Titanic Footage Released

By Brendan O’Brien Feb 15 (Reuters) – Rare video footage showing the Titanic ocean liner on the floor of the Atlantic is being released

February 15, 2023
Total Views: 12466

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Maritime Historian Explains Why Russia Can’t (Or Shouldn’t) Target This American Ship Carrying Tanks to Ukraine
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Maritime Historian Explains Why Russia Can’t (Or Shouldn’t) Target This American Ship Carrying Tanks to Ukraine

gCaptain’s favorite maritime historian and volunteer fire captain behind the popular Youtube channel “What’s Going on With Shipping“

January 31, 2023
Total Views: 7209

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Study Shows How Viking Age Left Mark on Scandinavians’ Genetics
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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
Total Views: 4250

Friday, November 11, 2022
American Flag Ship
Blog

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
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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
Total Views: 866

Thursday, June 2, 2022
harland and wolff
Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Returns to Historic Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast

Harland & Wolff’s historic Belfast shipyard, perhaps best known for building the Titanic, has won its first new order since the company’s

June 2, 2022
Total Views: 4257

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
U.S. merchant mariners receive the congressional gold medal award at the U.S. capitol
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World War II Mariners Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

American Merchant Mariners who served during World War II were awarded the Congressional gold medal during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Ten

May 18, 2022
Total Views: 2778

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
NOAA Discovers 207-Year-Old Whaling Ship Lost in Gulf of Mexico
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NOAA Discovers 207-Year-Old Whaling Ship Lost in Gulf of Mexico

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Wednesday the discovery of a 207-year-old whaling ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship,

March 23, 2022
Total Views: 9075

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
icebreacker S.A. Aguhlas
Maritime News

Ernest Shackleton’s Ship Endurance Discovered Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice

By Michael Holden (Reuters) – The wreckage of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship “Endurance,” which was

March 9, 2022
Total Views: 12351

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
New Look At Estonia Shipwreck Raises Questions About What Caused the Sinking
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New Look At Estonia Shipwreck Raises Questions About What Caused the Sinking

STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Rock on the seabed may have gouged previously unknown holes in the hull of the ferry Estonia, which sank in the Baltic Sea

November 16, 2021
Total Views: 5065

Friday, October 15, 2021
Shipwreck of Famed US Revenue Cutter Bear Located Off Nova Scotia
Defense

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
Total Views: 4026

Sunday, September 26, 2021
How Did Ancient Seafarers Settle The Far-Flung Islands Of Polynesia?
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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
Total Views: 2895

Monday, August 2, 2021
mary e schooner
Accidents

Maine Maritime Museum’s Historic Schooner Returns to Dock After Capsizing

A historic 1906 schooner has returned home to the Maine Maritime Museum after capsizing on the Kennebec River on Friday evening. The Mary E had 18 people on

August 2, 2021
Total Views: 8711

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
New-Cutty-Sark-figurehead-Nannie
Blog

Naked Breasts Aboard One Ship Survive Woke Culture

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In two weeks, at the docks of Greenwich London, a new figurehead will be installed on the famous 1860s tea clipper ship, Cutty Sark.

May 26, 2021
Total Views: 7719

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Rare Maps of Spanish Armada to Stay in England
Shipping

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: 3262

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Historic SS Badger Lives to Steam Another Day
Shipping

Historic SS Badger Lives to Steam Another Day

By Ira Breskin The historic SS Badger will live to steam another day. SS Badger, the last coal-powered car ferry providing regularly scheduled service on the

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 10076
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