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Well, the last Open Day in our Maesglas premises has been and gone and we are still waiting for news from the council as to where we will now be housed for the foreseeable future. 414 more words

Medieval Ship

For those in peril

On the afternoon of 24th November, 1864, a south-easterly gale blew up on the north east coast of England.  The schooner, ‘Friendship’, carrying a cargo of coal, sailed into the mouth of the Tyne to take shelter, but ran aground on the notorious black midden rocks.  816 more words



We had had such a beautiful weekend at our stand in the ROMAN EMPIRE DAY in Caerleon.  Thousands of people came to watch the spectacular activities in glorious sunshine and wander around to see all the static displays. 308 more words

Medieval Ship

Seventeenth-Century Imperialism and New York

New York is apparently not celebrating its 350th anniversary this week.

According to an article in The New York Times, “On August 26, 1664, 350 years ago Tuesday, a flotilla of four British frigates led by the Guinea, which was manned by 150 sailors and conveying 300 redcoats, anchored ominously in Gravesend Bay off Brooklyn, between Coney Island and the Narrows. 201 more words

War, Culture, And Society

A Right Whale in the Wrong Place

Last week a boat strike killed a southern right whale – maybe two – in Moreton Bay. One mangled carcass of a young female finally drifted ashore on Peel Island, where rangers from Parks and Wildlife dragged it above the tide line ‘as high as possible… 620 more words

Australian History

[RE]Discovering: Southport

It has been a whirlwind summer trying to prep for this move as well as catch up on the sights and sounds of my hometown. I am glad that I got the chance to do so much on my bucket list and spend time with friends and family. 348 more words

Rediscovering Wilmington

Turtles, Turtle Soup and Class at Sea


 As a young boy turtles played only a small role in my life. While weeding my mother’s garden or playing in the back yard I came across the occasional boxer turtle.   1,558 more words

Maritime History