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What's it for?

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. “ Rear-Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.

In my last post, I talked about the boat as a space for writing. 989 more words

The Sea

Still another voice from Astoria in the 1930s

We love it when families retrace their involvement in the fishing industry. The family of Lyle Anderson, who worked at Bioproducts in Warrenton, have been compiling information about their father’s career as a chemist making fish oils, pet food, and fish hatchery food. 95 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Poseidon's Temple at Cape Sounion

Cape Sounion, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, is a promontory located appr. 70 kilometres (45 mi) south-southeast of Athens, Greece. The cape is the point for ships to enter the Saronic Gulf and reach the Port of Piraeus and the city of Athens and it’s an approximate cut-off point of the Aegean Sea. 1,123 more words

Basil Karatzas

New FoNS Committee Elected

At the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Newport Ship, held last weekend on 12 November at the Lysaght Institute in Newport, the new committee was elected to serve until September 2017. 119 more words

Medieval Ship


By: Charles R. (Bob) Hitz       Blog 41                                             Nov 9, 2016

I was aboard the John N. Cobb one evening in August, 1960 during my first exploratory trip… 1,792 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Noah's Archive

So there are conferences which you go to and think ‘meh’, conferences which take place on a Saturday and you’ve completely forgotten what they were all about by Monday, and the conferences that fire you up and leave the building thinking you’re Thor or Wonder Woman (delete as applicable) and that the bad guys had better take cover. 639 more words