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Two Famous Hovercraft Are Set To Be Destroyed

The Princess Margaret and Princess Anne Hoverspeed vessels carried passengers between Dover and France for 30 years.

They were taken out of service in 2000 and have since been stored at theHovercraft Museum at Lee-on-Solent. 205 more words

Maritime History

Periagua on Lake Erie

Red Jacket, a fifty-three ton schooner built at Black Rock in 1820, was an attempt by lake ship designers to develop a ship suitable for use in light draft conditions on the lakes. 1,181 more words

Local History

Shock Revelation: Rose Could Have Saved Jack

They could have lived happily ever after – if only Kate Winslet had moved over a little.

But Jack Dawson sacrificed himself at the end of 1997’s Titanic to save Rose DeWitt-Bukater, throwing her lifeline with a makeshift raft and wishing her a long and happy life. 50 more words

Non Cruising

SS United States Renovation - More Details

In July 2015 Crystal announced some impressive plans to expand their range of luxury products (see here):

  • Five new luxury river cruise boats in Europe: one revamp of an existing ship (Mozart); four newly-built ships (Debussy, Bach, Ravel, Mahler) to be delivered summer 2017 (
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Cruising

Recreating the past - Part 1

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean. РHP Lovecraft.

Ships, Storms,¬†Captains, Crew, Grog…no, there’s no giant whales or a turbulent squid or any swords or canons.¬†

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