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Salem Maritime NHS

The Salem Maritime NHS was the first National Historic Site in the United States (1938.) Salem is well known for the Witch Trials, but it was one of the most important seaports in American history. 306 more words

National Parks

Infamous pirate Captain Kidd's treasure found in Madagascar

A team of American explorers say they have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar. 62 more words


Ocean Liners Exhibition

Did any readers get to see the ‘Liners’ exhibition, sponsored by ‘P&O’ which ran for quite a number of years at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK? 149 more words

Non Cruising

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I recently assumed the chairmanship of the Research and Programmes committee of the Society for Nautical Research. I was very proud to do so, and as my colleague Lorna Campbell, who’s just taken up the chair of the society’s Publications Committee, … 984 more words

The Western Flyer: Steinbeck’s Boat, The Sea of Cortez, and the Saga of Pacific Fisheries.

By Kevin M. Bailey. The University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Reviewed by Donald Gunderson

A rich blend of philosophy, ecology, history, and first-rate literature lies behind the unassuming title for… 895 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

30 James Street Liverpool, White Star Line Hotel

In February 2015, I had an excellent weekend break in Liverpool, UK.

I stayed at a newish hotel “30 James Street” which was the former offices of the ‘White Star Line’ (owners of the Titanic). 26 more words


SS United States For Pier 57?

RXR Realty and Youngwoo & Associates (YWA) are considering the idea of redeveloping Manhattan’s pier 57, using a retired ocean liner as a hotel. The pier sits at the end of 15th street on 11th avenue, and is south of the popular Chelsea Piers sports complex. 211 more words