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The Heroine of Lifeboat 12

Nineteen-year-old Lillian Bentham of New York had spent a year touring Europe with her godfather, other relatives, and friends. For the return trip to the US, the group boarded… 455 more words


The little guys in Tighnabruaich

During their recent trip to Scotland, the little guys had the pleasure of spending a week in the rather excellent village of Tighnabruaich. Situated on the picturesque Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich is part of ‘Argyll’s Secret Coast’ and is a popular sailing destination for those intrepid enough to venture this far north. 553 more words


Oban, Gateway to the Isles

During their recent trip to Scotland, the little guys were keen to soak up as much of the Highland atmosphere as possible. So right at the top of their ‘must visit’ list was the coastal town of Oban, the ‘gateway to the isles’. 342 more words


Titanic's youngest officer, the faithful James Moody

James Paul Moody left his home in Scarborough, England to attend King Edward Nautical School in London. He graduated in 1911 at the age of 23, and was hired by the White Star Line to serve aboard the luxurious… 448 more words


The Return of the Rust Bucket Fleet and a Prayer for El Faro

The SS El Faro, missing in the Carribbean, was ten years old when colleague Tim Dwyer and I published “Death Ships” in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the wreck of the SS Marine Electric off the coast of Virginia.   852 more words

Contemporary Commentary

A quick pit-stop in Ilfracombe

Earlier this month, we headed down to Saunton Sands in North Devon to enjoy some time on the fantastic beach there. As anybody with a Labrador will know, securing adequate time on the sand and in the surf is practically essential to their (and your!) mental health and general wellbeing. 466 more words