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NCL 50th Anniversary

2016 marks 50 years since the Sunward made her first voyage from Miami to the Caribbean on December 19, 1966, which was the start of Norwegian Caribbean Lines. 178 more words

Maritime History

Simon's First Guided Tour

I have been volunteering with the Friends for about a month now, and I am thoroughly enjoying every moment of it. The regular volunteers at the Ship Centre are an enthusiastic and friendly bunch who have made me feel very welcome. 565 more words

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TDISH: So Close to Home

On September 23, 1641, an English merchant ship the Merchant Royal was returning home laden with an estimated 100,000 pounds of gold from Mexico.  As the ship neared Land’s End in Cornwall, the weather rapidly degraded and the… 165 more words

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Life-Size Replica Of Titanic To Be Assembled Late 2016

Not to be confused with Australian billionaire’s ‘Titanic II’ project, which has sunk like the ill fated original, this project is a land-based Titanic replica: 116 more words

Maritime History

Call To Recommission The Royal Yacht

U.K. Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, calls for return of Royal Yacht Britannia as floating embassy to drum up billions of pounds of post-Brexit global trade deals. 179 more words

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The Non-Return Of The Great Ocean Liners

I’m a bit of a dreamer when it comes to the golden age of the Ocean Liners.

You know, the 1930’s – the era of the original Cunard Queen Mary and France’s Normandie. 574 more words

Maritime History

1788: Account of a Hurricane

Middletown, Sept. 15.

On Thursday last arrived here the Sloop Hannah, William Van Deursen, master, 27 days from Martinico, but last from St. Eustatia. He informs that he was blown out of Martinico the 14th of August, in a heavy gale of wind. 394 more words

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