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History Weekend: Pirates in the Strait of Malacca

Every year, over 120,000 ships make journey through a narrow spit of the Indian Ocean, passing between the Malay Peninsula and the Island of Sumatra. About one third of maritime trade will slip through these waters, including about 70% to 80% of all oil imported by China and Japan. 587 more words

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Serene and Rugged Beauty – Grand Manan Blog I

In the first of my Jack Hollister novels, Newfound Freedom, the Royal Navy frigate HMS Buzzard takes up refuge off Grand Manan Island to wait out a weeklong fog event. 608 more words


Two Forgotten Northumberland Fishing Places 2. Greenses Haven, Berwick upon Tweed.

Greenses Haven by Barbara Carr*

Greenses Haven is a small tidal bay, about a mile north of the Tweed estuary, with a ruined pier. According to Fuller, writing in 1799, there were three boats based at Greenses that were employed in the white and lobster fisheries and five boats at Spittal. 1,201 more words

The Secret of the Greek Galley

The Antikythera Shipwreck

In 1900, sponge divers discovered the wreck of an ancient Greek galley off the Aegean island of Antikythera more than fifty metres deep under the surface. 939 more words

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Attempted Mass Murder at Sea: The Cowardice of Captain Stinson

When 208 passengers boarded the William & Mary in March 1853, they had no idea of the drama that would ensue after the ship set sail from Liverpool for New Orleans, or that violence and murder were in their future. 977 more words



Ok, so I’ve built some new things in Minecraft. Four new things actually. I’ve been building some warships. Here they are. On the far left, is a Destroyer which is a light warship, armed with torpedos and small guns. 346 more words


Christopher Columbus the Explorer

“Christopher Columbus, Discoverer of the New World, was foremost a sailor.”  Being a discoverer of the New World has stirred controversy and debate. It even questions historical accuracy about him. 844 more words