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Touring the Balclutha

A three-masted ship built in 1886, the Balclutha sailed the world transporting cargo for nearly 50 years.

Now a museum moored in the San Francisco Bay, this rugged vessel takes visitors back to seafaring days. 370 more words


Poseidon - The Olympian God of the Sea

According to Greek mythology and the story of the genesis of the gods of Olympus (Olympian Gods), Poseidon was the god of the sea and protector of all aquatic features. 1,191 more words

Maritime History

Podcast: Boating with the Ubaid people

An interesting look at one particular aspect of Ubaid culture, one principally found on the western shore of the Persian Gulf. While the Ubaid people have their predecessors, it was they who appear to have first occupied southern Mesopotamia near to the gulf. 11 more words

World History

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The Aberdeen Maritime Museum sits second on the list of the top things to do in Aberdeen on Trip Advisor.   Open every day, it is a great place to head along to for a visit and a look around.  104 more words

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The past life of things

Greg and I have a bad way of falling for old things. Anyone who has experienced the basement of our Halifax home knows it to be a reliquary of mismatched chairs, vintage scales, chrome barware, a 1977 Bally Eight Ball pinball machine (that works about half the time) and odds and sods to which one or the other of us has formed an attachment. 493 more words


War and Conflict Book Talk at NIU

I will be offering a book talk on War and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1700, at Northern Illinois University this Friday 26 August, 2016. 36 more words

European History

Cabin in the Sky

The evening before last I was incredibly privileged to be able to attend a gathering in a ship’s cabin at the top of the Hawthorne Hotel. 672 more words