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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
When A Ship Sinks, Is It Really ‘Women and Children First’?

When A Ship Sinks, Is It Really ‘Women and Children First’?

Researchers from Sweden’s Uppsala University have recently released some findings of a rather interesting study that dispel popular beliefs dating back

July 31, 2012
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
cruise ship stockholm collision andrea doria

56 Years Ago Today, Andrea Doria Sinks Off Nantucket in Catastrophic Collision [IMAGES]

On 25 July 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria and Swedish cruiser Stockholm collided off Nantucket on the New England coast. USS Edward H. Allen (DE 531) and

July 25, 2012
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Friday, September 2, 2011
UK releases historical records of 1 million seafarers

UK releases historical records of 1 million seafarers

The UK’s National Archive says it is releasing the records of 1 million Merchant Navy seafarers serving from 1918 to 1941 who were part of

September 2, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Today is World Hydrography Day!

Today is World Hydrography Day!

Today, June 21st, is World Hydrography Day, a day to recognize our ocean surveyors.  Check out this video from Mary Glackin, NOAA’s Deputy Under

June 21, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011
Recession proof scallops keep New England town afloat

Recession proof scallops keep New England town afloat

Scallops Ride to Rescue — Demand, Rising Prices Keep Former Whaling Port in Massachusetts Above Water By Jennifer Levitz NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Known

June 20, 2011
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sea-life inspired sayings commonly used today

To mark the Year of the Seafarer, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, a UK based charity whose goals is to help seafarers in old age, illness, or

November 4, 2010
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

X-rays machines, lasers, used to restore the world’s only remaining wooden whaling ship

Historians at the Mystic Seaport Museum are turning to advanced new technologies in order to restore the world’s last remaining wooden whaling vessel,

August 18, 2010
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Anchor and Mooring Gear – A History

Chief Mate Andre van Schoonhoven of the new cruise ship Eurodam gives us the history of classifying anchors. He writes; Traditionally ships were anchored using

July 21, 2010
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Friday, May 22, 2009

National Maritime Day 2009

Today is National Maritime Day here in the states, an observance that “Honors the contributions of the American merchant marine, civilians who have

May 22, 2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Incident Photo of The Week – Chinese Junk, Princess Taiping

Image via SF Chronicle A replica 16th century junk (Chinese sailing vessel) sank off Taiwan Sunday after a collision involving a Liberian freighter.  The junk

April 28, 2009
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shipwrecks That Capture Our Imaginations – according to MSNBC, anyway

Peter A Mello of points us to 10 shipwrecks that capture our imaginations… well MSNBC’s imaginations anyway.  As Peter put’s

February 19, 2009
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Maritime Security

Dangerously Misguided Journalism – Should We Stop Calling Them Pirates?

I recently subscribed to and have been enjoying one of the top blogs in the political arena, The Huffington Post. The reasons are two fold. First, I enjoy the

January 6, 2009
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

19th Century Clipper Ship Sailing Cards

We usually post more modern topics but these photos of 19th century clipper cards was too visually impressive of a collection to pass up. Flickr user pantufla

October 15, 2008
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Top 5 Vintage Travel Posters From FFound

A look at vintage travel posters courtesy of

October 9, 2008
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Video Tour Of WWII Liberty Ship with Telstar Logistics

We just recorded episode 28 of Messing About In Ships, our weekly podcast about ships, and during the taping Peter Mello reminded me to follow up on our friend

August 13, 2008
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Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Painted Hall: Greenwich, 300 years of maritime history

The Old Royal Naval College was designed by artist Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1696 and 1751. It started life as the Greenwich Hospital for Seamen,

May 4, 2008
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Wilhelm Gustloff – Hitler’s Titanic

MS Wilhelm Gustloff, 9,000 lives lost in 1945 With a death toll six times greater than the Titanic, new light has been shed on MS Wilhelm Gustloff, as a

March 4, 2008
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Library Of Congress Releases Maritime Photos

The Library of Congress has announced a partnership with our favorite Web 2.0 photography site Flickr. They tell us: The first incarnation of The Commons is a

January 16, 2008
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