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The Submarine and the Bus Stop

Number two in my short series of posts based on last week’s holiday in Shetland…

Unst is an absolute must for visitors. As Britain’s most northerly inhabited island, it racks up the superlatives literally every few hundred yards, the further north you go – the most northerly roads, the most northerly shop (splendidly named ‘The Final Checkout’), the… 306 more words

Business by a Frozen Sea: Imperial Ambition, Competition and the Establishment of Hudson's Bay Company 1670-1713

The early history of Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) provides a unique example of ambitious imperial endeavour in a difficult and remote area. Historians examining the role of British enterprise in North America have generally turned to the activities of the Thirteen Colonies. 6,283 more words

Early Modern Trading Companies


The aim with this study is to focus on a small branch of the Swedish East India Company’s dealing in fabrics used for handkerchiefs. Observations from my earlier research related to Carl Linnaeus and his “Apostles”, a hand-written Swedish account book from one of the Company’s ships and preserved pieces of cloth will give some evidence for such goods. 1,351 more words


Monthly Meeting June 2nd 2017

8:00 pm at The Museum

Speaker: Tim Ryan, long time friend of Andrew’s

Topic: “Ships on The Bay” – The Andrew Mackinnon Maritime Collection 6 more words

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Ancient Sea Ports in Sri Lanka

By: Prof. W I Siriweera

The island was connected by sea routes with ports in the southern, western and north-eastern regions of the Indian Sub-Continent and also with ports in the Arab world as well as South-East Asian Kingdoms and through the latter with China. 1,000 more words

New Book in Sea Library:

“Deeply researched, theoretically informed, and beautifully written, “The Sea is My Country” transports readers to an American Indian maritime world”
Philip J. Deloria, author if 
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Battle at the Rim

When Jack Hollister is asked by General Washington to infiltrate the British Army, Jack accepts—without question. Will Jack succeed…or will he be discovered and hanged? 216 more words

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