Saw a battle sail this weekend on the mighty Columbia with the Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington… cannons were thumpin!


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image x-ray delta onefull size orginal image Source: bodyxbeautification via tattooflash image larboardwatch – Saw a battle sail this weekend on the mighty Columbia with the Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington… cannons were thumpin! Photo by ALEX PAJUNAS — The Daily Astorian


TransOcean debuts its newly redesigned deep sea oil rig. thegildedcentury: Amazing Stories, March, 1943


perfoff: Sweden – Vikings, 28 March 1990. Designer: S Ehren, Engraver: Cz Slania. Perf: 12¾ image (via Fantasy Ink: There! That skull again!) …from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! #53, April 1975 image via Plaid Stallions : Rambling and Reflections on ’70s pop culture: A Ride in the Bat Boat


Deep Water Writing; The Brown Blizzard

It’s not often at sea when I come across a sight that gives cause for a double take. Celestial, meteorological or biological phenomena are, if not always predictable, at least expected. A solar or lunar eclipse is a slow affair. A meteorite’s fiery atmospheric entry is sudden but not surprising. A waterspout is a waterspout. Breaching whales or spinning dolphins are entertaining but not uncommon. A school of 200 migrating sea rays was different. At first I thought they were flotsam, maybe plastic bags drifting aimlessly around the gulf perfectly arranged edge to edge just under the surface. Nope, look again. There were narrow tails, flapping wings, and small eyes moving towards shore in organic formation, definitely not trash. An absolutely incredible sight from the bow as we anchored; something I had never seen before. An encounter the kind of which should be taken as an omen. keep reading
image Leviathan Strikes by Matt Brown – via briganda-omalley image left: Ben Rorke via oldcortez right: Adde@Sthlm Classic Tattoo via fuckyeahhandtattoos image

“Crew of the USS Nahant with their two cats, ca 1898.” Source: U.S. Naval Institute.

The first USS Nahant was a Passaic-class ironclad monitor of the United States Navy that saw service in the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War. Nahant was launched on 7 October 1862, by Harrison Loring, South Boston, Massachusetts, and commissioned on 29 December 1862. The new single-turreted monitor joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Port Royal Harbor, South Carolina on 20 February 1863, and saw her first action in the Union bombardment of Fort McAllister on 3 March. more on wiki image USS Nahant, circa 1898
image Royal New Zealand Navy Haka image
thewidowflannigan – “this is really an awesome find, major kudos to the OP. it’s stunning to see so many fine edwardian gents and ladies and children all crushed together in the bustling of day to day life, with their tight faces and their stiff collars. ah, to have lived in this swirling sea of hats and mustaches…” Edwardian Era (1900s) (YouTube link) – Footage shot in England and Ireland between 1901-1906. Filmed by the Mitchell and Kenyon film company.

CNN: Anchor from Blackbeard ship recovered

Dead men tell no tales, but the sea does, as shown Friday when an anchor was recovered from the wreckage of pirate Blackbeard’s flagship. An expedition off the North Carolina coast hoisted the nearly 3,000-pound anchor, one of three belonging to the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Crews were working in just 20 feet of water, according to the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. The Queen Anne’s Revenge is believed to have run aground in the shallow waters off Beaufort in 1718. The ship was discovered in 1996, with piecemeal recovery of artifacts intensifying only a few years ago. keep reading
image Ecorse, Michigan. 1904. “Steamer Detroit, Michigan Central transfer, stern view from under.” 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size. (via Detroit of Detroit: 1904 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive) image RMS Queen Elizabeth entering New York harbour in 1965, taken from the boat deck, early morning Full resolution‎ (3,968 × 2,656 pixels) – photo by Jongleur100 image Hurricane in the Atlantic – RMS Queen Elizabeth starboard side; photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1948 - (via dirtyriver) – SEE FULL SIZE image
Cornelis Verbeeck – Dutch Warship Attacking a Spanish Galley, c. 1618/1620 – National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Cornelis Verbeeck (1590–1637), also known as Cornelis Verbeecq, was a Dutch Golden Age painter from Haarlem who painted primarily marine and seascape works.
image nryy1980: Roberto Innocenti (via Poemas del río Wang: Dear Sirs,) ; (via Scompartimento per (lettori e) taciturni) image dirtyriver: Stag magazine – January 1956; Nightmare in a Lake of Lampreys image The joys of dockside alleyways – comicallyvintage image Barbe-bleue (Bluebeard) by Georges Méliès, 1901 – Click through here to watch image

Subscribe to NASA’s Flickr page – Animation Shows 5 Days of Tornado-Generating Storms in U.S. Midwest [HD Video]

The U.S. Midwest was hammered by severe storms in May 2011.  This animation of satellite imagery from the GOES-13 satellite shows the progression of storms from May 20 to 25, 2011. This animation includes the storms that spawned the deadly Joplin, Missouri tornado on May 22 (around 5:30 p.m.) and the Oklahoma tornado event (Oklahoma City and Piedmont, Oklahoma) on May 24, 2011. more
image (via dirtyriver) image Mayflower Hotel – Los Angeles, California on Flickr – via thepieshops 535 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 17, California image Ship breakers in Chittagong, via deviantART – posted by lance-on-deck image Royal Fireworks; 1749 – Hand coloured etching showing the Royal Fire-workes and Illuminations in Whitehall and on the River Thames on Monday 15 May 1749. The occasion for which George Frideric Handel composed his Music for the Royal Fireworks. (via drtuesdaygjohnson) image
Tell us about “Next Stop Atlantic.” This series documents an MTA program that recycles retired subway cars by using them to create artificial reefs… read Next Stop Atlantic Stephen Mallon: Reframing the Machine
image HMS Antelope (F170) still afloat, still burning, sunk by Argentine bombs on 24 May 1982; Falklands War. image
HMS Good Hope was a 14,100-ton Drake-class armoured cruiser of the British Royal Navy; she was originally planned to be named Africa, but was renamed before she was launched. Laid down on 11 September 1899 and launched on 21 February 1901, with her heaviest gun being of 9.2 inch (234mm) calibre, she became the flagship of the 1st Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet, in 1906, and in 1908 became the flagship of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron. Sunk at the battle of Coronel 1 November 1914 – More on Wiki HMS Good Hope (1901); (via coldisthesea)
image Seth Wood Tattoo, Brooklyn – (via oldcortez) image Gustave Wertheimer – Kiss of the Wave – via sisterwolf image
fuckyeahwrecks – The dedication as an official underwater museum will take place off the shore of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic on May 23, the 310th anniversary of Kidd’s hanging in London for his ‘crimes of piracy.’

Archaeological News: Capt. Kidd Shipwreck Site to Be Dedicated ‘Living Museum of the Sea’

image Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla – posted by drtuesdaygjohnson image msbehavoyeur – At Your Command ~ Earl MacPherson, (1910 – 1993) via
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Monkey Fist is a smack-talking, potty mouthed, Yankee hating, Red Sox fan in Portland, Maine.  In addition to compiling Maritime Monday, she blogs about nautical art, history, and marine science on Adventures of the Blackgang. Submit story ideas, news links, photographs, or items of interest to her at
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