Friday, April 20, 2018
language of ships

Recommended: ‘The Secret Language of Ships’ in Hakai Magazine

Our recommended read this week is a piece published by Hakai Magazine titled The Secret Language of Ships.  For the story, author Erin Van Rheenen and photographer (and tugboat engineer)...

April 20, 2018
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 17th, 2013: The Horror, The Horror…

Death Ship (Avco Embassy, 1980) It is a tried and true cinematic gimmick to trap adults in a confined space so they must face their past and confront the present. ...

June 16, 2013
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Maritime Monday for October 29th, 2012: What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

 –image source Gordon Grant (American, 1875-1962), “The Drunken Sailor”, c.1940 Although typically conceived as a song originating in British vessels, the evidence describing it in its earliest appearances come from...

October 28, 2012
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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Maritime Monday for October 8, 2012: Vintage Nautical Comics

El Capitán Coraje –  07: El Secreto de Tano (Spain) -image source Aquaman (Nickname: King Of The Seven Seas) is a fictional character and superhero who stars in many comic...

October 7, 2012
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Maritime Monday for January 30, 2012; This is Leviathan

This is Leviathan; from the “North French Miscellany”, a Hebrew manuscript written by Benjamin the Scribe, c.1277-86.  posted by tony harrison on Flickr (via tentaclegarden) Leviathan is a sea monster...

January 29, 2012
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Maritime Monday for November 28, 2011

sussex / hastings: blessing of the sea – Anything Goes England; vintage postcards; LARGE Fog Signalling at Sea – A postcard from “The Star Series – G.D. & D., London”.-...

November 27, 2011
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Maritime Monday: Developments in Wood’s Case

for November 21, 2011 Boat captain alleges actor Robert Wagner responsible for Natalie Wood’s death» & Natalie Wood’s fatal voyage » Globsters: Mysterious Organic Blobs Nowadays, when massive sea beasts...

November 20, 2011
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maritime Monday Sept. 26, 2011

 it’s deadlicious™: Terreur – Ed. Bel Air. 1965 – via mudwerks Without science, we wouldn’t know that prehistoric creatures, like this short-necked plesiosaur at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum were...

September 25, 2011
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best Maritime Books To Read – A List By Merchant Mariners

Sure, the gCaptain forum contains a few surly comments but, just as a comment seems out of line, we are reminded of the intellect and curiosity of our fellow mariners. The...

January 26, 2010
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Signal Flags

Wikipedia has a good entry detailing the meaning behind each of the Signal Flags. Click on the image above to view the rest.

February 10, 2008
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lego Ships – M/V Lego Aircraft Carrier, Lego Lighthouse, Lego Bulk Ship

In celebration of Lego’s 50th anniversary we bring you Lego Ships, Lego Lighthouses, Lego Aircraft carriers and other nautical lego sets. Lego Aircraft Carrier This absolutely enormous Lego aircraft carrier...

January 29, 2008
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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Maritime News of the Week – gCaptain’s Top 10 Picks

  Here are gCaptain editor’s Top 10 upcoming picks of the week from gCaptain’s Maritime News Discoverer. Please Vote on the ones you like to have them published. WIGS come...

October 28, 2007
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Names Survive Countless Years At Sea

Ships have been around for thousands of years but it’s interesting to note that most of the traditional names have survived. We know that not all our viewers at

October 23, 2007
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

gCaptain Blogroll – Near Coastal

I wanted to take some time and thank some of our partner sites; Maritime Experts from around the web. I also wanted to take the time to explain each one...

August 29, 2007
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