Monthly Archives: July 2014

Family Finds 300-Year-Old Sunken Treasure: (c)Reuters

A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said on Tuesday. Eric Schmitt, a professional salvager, was scavenging with his parents when … Continue reading

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USS Nautilus departs Pearl Harbor for North Pole (in 1958)

Fifty-six years ago today the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) set sail from Hawaii on her way to complete the first submerged transit of the North Pole.  

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Going Aloft on the Last Wooden Whaling Ship-video

A couple of years ago, my daughter Julie, and I took a road trip through New England following her commissioning into the US Coast Guard.  One of our stops was the historic Mystic Seaport.  On display was the Charles W. … Continue reading

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Traveling Through Big River Country–really BIG

Normally in my travels, and in keeping with the theme of this blog, I discover many marine subjects of history and art, but, mostly they involve a saltwater port or coastal village.  This week however, my trip took me to … Continue reading

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