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, January 26, 2014

Maritime Monday for January 27th, 2014 – RMS Philately, Encore Edition

Jules Verne Stamps; First Day Covers ; France—3 June 1955 Robert Fulton; 1765-1965 American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.  In 1800,...

January 26, 2014
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Maritime Monday for October 7th, 2013: Movies About Sailors, Part VI; Why Sailors Go Wrong

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part III – Part IV — Part V Skirts Ahoy! (MGM, 1952) Esther Williams joins the WAVES after leaving her fiancé at the altar....

October 6, 2013
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Maritime Monday for August 26th, 2013: Part VII; The Final Reel

Skin Diving Mermaids and Ruthless Frogmen! Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 — Part 5 — Part 6 Tugboat Annie (MGM, 1933) Marie Dressler plays...

August 25, 2013
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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Movies About Ships Part 6

Maritime Monday for August 19th, 2013: Movie Guide Part VI

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 — Part 5 Sink the Bismarck! (20th Century Fox, 1960) Black-and-white British war film based on the book Last...

August 18, 2013
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Maritime Monday for August 12th, 2013: Movies About Ships, Part V

Human Torpedoes vs. Battleships! Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4 Sea of Lost Ships (Republic, 1953) Through a misunderstanding, (John Derek as) Grad Matthews (son...

August 11, 2013
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Maritime Monday for August 5th, 2013: Movie Guide Part IV

“It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic” Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Outside the 3-Mile Limit (Columbia, 1940) Crime drama: a government investigator looks into...

August 4, 2013
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Maritime Monday for July 29th, 2013: Movie Guide Part III, Gobs, Gals, and Glee!

part one — part two Melody Cruise (RKO, 1933) In this musical romantic comedy, bandleader and comedian Phil Harris, then in his wavy-haired romantic lead period, plays a millionaire playboy...

July 28, 2013
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Maritime Monday for July 22nd, 2013: Summer Movie Guide, Part II: Romance and Adventure on the High Seas!

A few titles that didn’t make last week’s list: Across the Pacific (Warner Brothers, 1942) Not long after the release of The Maltese Falcon, John Huston reunited with Bogart, Mary...

July 21, 2013
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Maritime Monday for July 15th, 2013: Summer Movie Guide; Thrill Packed Stories of Men and Their Ships!

Your summer nautical movie guide! A few titles with which you may, (and many you may not) be familiar… Abandon Ship! (Columbia, 1957 Suspenseful and provocative high-seas drama directed by...

July 14, 2013
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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

Photo by:nicoleyfun 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...

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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