Nav Problems

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January/February Issue 238: Rounding the Horn

January/February Issue 238: Rounding the Horn

From the time it was discovered in 1616 by the Dutchman Willem Schouten, and named for the town of his birth, Hoorn, Cape Horn has held the image of doom and redemption, heartache and tragedy in the minds of mariners.

January/February 2017
November/December Issue 237: At sea without a navigator

November/December Issue 237: At sea without a navigator

From the latter part of the 19th century through the 1920s, square-rigged deepwater sailing ships still carried cargo competitively.

November/December 2016
September/October Issue 236: San Francisco full-rigged ship Balcultha

September/October Issue 236: San Francisco full-rigged ship Balcultha

Like Wavertree (which we wrote about last month), Balcultha is one of the great square-rigged ships from the 19th century that was saved for posterity — this time by the San Francisco Maritime Museum in 1954.

September/October 2016
July/August Issue 235: The last iron sailing ship

July/August Issue 235: The last iron sailing ship

In May 2015, Wavertree, the last remaining and largest of the wrought-iron, full-rigged ships, was towed from her home at the South Street Seaport Museum across the bay to Staten Island.

July/August 2016
May/June Issue 234: The long saga of a schooner

May/June Issue 234: The long saga of a schooner

One cannot help but think of the great captain Robert “Bob” Bartlett when the name of the schooner Effie M. Morrissey/Ernestina is mentioned.

May/June 2016
March/April Issue 232: A working sailor learns celestial

March/April Issue 232: A working sailor learns celestial

After a year of college, Liz Gillooly figured there were better ways to learn about the world than in a classroom.

March/April 2016
January/February Issue 231: Power passage to Bermuda

January/February Issue 231: Power passage to Bermuda

Initially I thought I was being made the butt of a maritime joke. Steve Steinberg, the skipper of the 106-foot motor yacht Illiquid, was making a passage to Bermuda from Greenport, N.Y., and asked me to come along, ostensibly, to teach the crew celestial navigation.

January/February 2016
November/December Issue 230: Passage on Kruzenshtern

November/December Issue 230: Passage on Kruzenshtern

Not all of the big Laeisz “P-Line” boats were built at the Blohm & Voss yard in Hamburg.

November/December 2015
October Issue 229: The Palatine light

October Issue 229: The Palatine light

Sometimes between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, there is a ghostly light not unlike St. Elmo’s fire seen rising off the northern tip of Block Island.

October 2015
September Issue 228: Aboard Sagres

September Issue 228: Aboard Sagres

It was a busy time at the Hamburg, Germany, shipyard of Blohm & Voss in the 1930s.

September 2015
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