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Monday, October 6, 2014
Haitian Shipwreck Not Columbus’s Santa Maria -UNESCO
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Haitian Shipwreck Not Columbus’s Santa Maria -UNESCO

A team of experts working on a UNESCO mission to confirm the identity of a shipwreck found off the coast of Haiti have determined that the wreck is NOT that

October 6, 2014
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Canada Identifies Found Franklin Expedition Ship
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Canada Identifies Found Franklin Expedition Ship

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that the Franklin Expedition ship discovered by Canada in early September has been identified as the HMS

October 2, 2014
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
NOAA Team Reveals Forgotten Ghost Ships Off Golden Gate
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NOAA Team Reveals Forgotten Ghost Ships Off Golden Gate

A team of NOAA researchers today confirmed the discovery just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait of the 1910 shipwreck SS Selja and an unidentified

September 16, 2014
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
The U.S. Merchant Marine Response to 9/11
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The U.S. Merchant Marine Response to 9/11

Thirteen years ago today the world forever changed when thousands lost their lives in the September 11

September 11, 2014
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Canada Finds Historic Franklin Expedition Wreck
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Canada Finds Historic Franklin Expedition Wreck

Canada has found one of the two sunken British ships from Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition that disappeared in the Arctic, deck and mainmast

September 9, 2014
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Monday, July 21, 2014
This Is What It Looks Like to Climb Atop The World’s Most Historic Whaling Ship – VIDEO
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This Is What It Looks Like to Climb Atop The World’s Most Historic Whaling Ship – VIDEO

In this video, deckhand Cassie shows us what it looks like to climb atop the main mast of the world’s most historic whaling ship, the Charles W. Morgan.

July 21, 2014
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Friday, June 6, 2014
Top British Pathé Videos of 20th Century Maritime Disasters
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Top British Pathé Videos of 20th Century Maritime Disasters

For much of the 20th century, British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries in the

June 6, 2014
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Sunday, May 18, 2014
World’s Last Wooden-Hulled Whaling Ship Gets Underway After 73 Year Hiatus
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World’s Last Wooden-Hulled Whaling Ship Gets Underway After 73 Year Hiatus

The world’s last remaining wooden-hulled whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan got underway this weekend after spending the past 73 years up the Mystic River

May 18, 2014
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Explorers May Have Found Wreck of Christopher Columbus’ Flagship “Santa Maria”

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, May 13 (Reuters) – A shipwreck found off the north coast of Haiti could be the 500-year-old remains of the Santa Maria, which

May 13, 2014
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Treasure Hunters Return to SS Central America Shipwreck in Search of Gold Cargo
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Treasure Hunters Return to SS Central America Shipwreck in Search of Gold Cargo

A deep-ocean exploration company is seeking to recover a lucrative haul of gold aboard the shipwreck of the SS Central America, nearly 160 years after it sank

April 30, 2014
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Friday, April 25, 2014
cutty sark
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How to Name a Ship

In 1936, Cunard White Star Line Limited’s chairman Sir Percy Bates was granted an audience with King George V to inquire about a sensitive matter, to get the

April 25, 2014
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Inspirational Story Behind The USCG’s Ninth FRC Namesake, Kathleen Moore
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The Inspirational Story Behind The USCG’s Ninth FRC Namesake, Kathleen Moore

Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana has delivered the KATHLEEN MOORE, the ninth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. As with each FRC,

April 1, 2014
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Treasure Hunters to Recover Gold Cargo from SS Central America Shipwreck
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Treasure Hunters to Recover Gold Cargo from SS Central America Shipwreck

The ship sank in 1857 with one of the largest documented cargoes of gold ever lost at sea and now lies at a depth of approximately 2,200 meters (7,200 feet)

March 6, 2014
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Sunday, December 29, 2013
shackelton antarctic
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Shackleton Expedition Photos Discovered

Twenty-two never-before-seen photographic negatives, left a century ago in Captain Robert F. Scott’s last Antarctic expedition base at Cape Evans, have

December 29, 2013
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
An Inside Look at JFK’s Presidential Yacht, “Honey Fitz” [PHOTOS]
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An Inside Look at JFK’s Presidential Yacht, “Honey Fitz” [PHOTOS]

With the 50 year anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death upon us, it's only appropriate that we honor his legacy here on gCaptain by featuring a photo tour of

November 21, 2013
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Violin That Played As Titanic Sank Sells For $1.5 Million

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – A violin that was being played as the Titanic went down was sold for 900,000 pounds ($1.46 million)

October 19, 2013
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
NOAA: Shipwreck Confirmed as Lost 19th Century U.S. Coast Survey Steamer, Robert J. Walker
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NOAA: Shipwreck Confirmed as Lost 19th Century U.S. Coast Survey Steamer, Robert J. Walker

More than 153 years after it was lost in a violent collision at sea, government and university maritime archaeologists have identified the wreck of the ship

August 27, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Charles W. Morgan Launched at Mystic Seaport [GALLERY]
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Charles W. Morgan Launched at Mystic Seaport [GALLERY]

The United States’ oldest commercial vessel and the world's last surviving wooden whaling ship was re-launched this past weekend at Mystic Seaport,

July 25, 2013
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Friday, July 19, 2013
U.S.’ Oldest Commercial Vessel and World’s Last Wooden Whaling Ship to Be Re-Launched
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U.S.’ Oldest Commercial Vessel and World’s Last Wooden Whaling Ship to Be Re-Launched

The Charles W. Morgan whaleship will be re-launched this weekend at Mystic Seaport on the 172nd anniversary of the vessel's initial

July 19, 2013
Total Views: 108

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Is This a Sonar Image of Amelia Earhart’s Plane?
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Is This a Sonar Image of Amelia Earhart’s Plane?

A grainy sonar image taken just offshore a remote south Pacific island could reveal the remains of Amelia Earhart's

May 30, 2013
Total Views: 102
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