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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Title: Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition 

Author: Paul Watson

Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner

Source: Public Library

Rating:  4.25

This book falls right into the wheelhouse of my favorite type of book.  249 more words

Book Review

Black Patriotic Masculinity in the Letters of Impressed Sailor Jacob Israel Potter

Black men in early America strived for masculine recognition in their society which did not provide many opportunities for Black men to publicly present themselves as men. 1,272 more words


Wilbert Chapman and World War II

I haven’t written much about Wilbert Chapman on the blog. He’s in both my books, and in various academic papers, but there is not much about him in these pages. 764 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Hong Kong's Lighthouses and Their Eurasian Sentries

Published in Zolima CityMag

The seafaring world has a way of giving us evocative visual icons: the full-rigged ship running before the wind; an anchor holding fast in shifting currents; compass bearings to guide us home after a long journey. 1,309 more words

Maritime History

Labour of love

Its called a labour of love

The scraping and sanding

The careful preparation and maintenance

Maintaining a thing of beauty

In this case the labour of love was my dear old boat… 62 more words


"The ship's name Titanic"

On this day in 1912 James Stevens wrote in his Diary…

Heard of a wreck at sea, a new White Star liner, the largest ever built, on her first voyage to America. 105 more words