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The twenty-second New Researchers in Maritime History Conference will be hosted by the University
of Greenwich in the historic Old Royal Naval College. The conference provides a unique opportunity… 138 more words

Greenwich Maritime Institute

The Konkan Coast circa 1681-1724 The Life and Times of Kanhoji Angre: A Study

*The following is a paper I had written for the Maritime History Society Seminar held at Kerala recently.*


History is the point where the power of reconstruction meets the accuracy of documentation. 7,653 more words

Autumn in New England

It has been kind of strange that we had such a dry, warm September, and there have been some warm days in October too.  But I think you can’t deny that fall has finally arrived in Greater Boston. 440 more words

R/V JOHN N. COBB - July 1960 – Bob’s 1st Inspection

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Post # 23                      Oct. 11, 2014

I reported to work on July 5, 1960 at the Montlake Lab’s… 1,372 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Captain Johnston Blakeley

The USS Wasp was last seen in the eastern Atlantic by a Swedish vessel the Adonis on October 9, 1814. Her long awaited return to America continued until it was believed she foundered in a gale while under command of North Carolina resident, Master Commandant Johnston Blakeley. 1,043 more words


The Glory of Sail

The American steamer William Penn was chartered as a war transport during the Crimean War. Her captain described his joy, and that of his first mate, after an encounter with a British sailing frigate. 213 more words


Paddling in the Thames

Here is the Clyde paddle steamer Waverley leaving Tower pier for an excursion to Southend last week, and owning the river.

Waverley is the last of the world’s sea-going paddle steamers, completed in 1947 and now restored to full post-war self-confidence, with further improvements including classlessness. 301 more words

Maritime History