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Interiors: Flavel House, Astoria, Oregon, circa 1886 (restored).

Above and below are some photos of a very interesting historical landmark in the city of Astoria, Oregon: the Flavel House, the retirement and extended family home of George Flavel, who was one of Astoria’s richest citizens in the late 19th century. 815 more words


The South China Sea and Freedom of the Seas

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has just reached a decision arbitrating the case brought by the Philippines against China in the South China Sea. The court has decided that the… 1,111 more words

World History

Of Ships and Dreams...

Elder Rose: It’s been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. 122 more words

Bodies at sea

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the sea.

We swim in it, fly over it and pollute it; we harvest its resources and, in greater quantities that ever before, we consume goods that come to us in ships that have sailed over it. 882 more words


An appeal for a special U.S. Park Service Ranger #bettyreidsoskin

Before I start talking about this particular Park Service ranger, I wanted to put it in context of my own relationship with the Park Service.  I have been a fan of the Park Service for a very, very long time, at least since I was a boy.  523 more words

A horseshoe for luck

Last weekend Greg’s parents, Anne and Gray, stopped by the blue house and red barn to check on progress and deliver lunch. They are pretty taken with the old place though perhaps a little concerned with the scale of their son’s undertaking. 332 more words

East Coast

John Nathan Cobb, the man, not the ship

We here at the blog have written a great deal about the R/V John N. Cobb, but it occurs to us that readers might be interested in the human being behind the boat. 734 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project