Nav Problems

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September/October Issue 243: Ghost ship of the Outer Banks

September/October Issue 243: Ghost ship of the Outer Banks

The term “Bermuda Triangle” gets thrust into common usage from a series of disappearances of crews and ships beginning in the 1920s.

September/October 2017
July/August Issue 242: Oliver Hazard Perry: The man and the ship

July/August Issue 242: Oliver Hazard Perry: The man and the ship

Oliver Hazard Perry, the man (1785-1819), was born into a family of naval officers

July/August 2017
May/June Issue 241: Bluebelle’s sole survivor

May/June Issue 241: Bluebelle’s sole survivor

There is an intriguing picture on the Internet of a young girl on a small raft just as she is rescued, with a caption reading something to the effect of “Survivor of Shipwreck.”

May/June 2017
March/April Issue 239: The Sea Devil

March/April Issue 239: The Sea Devil

Seen from the bridge of the British steamship Gladys Royale on a cold January day of 1917 in the North Atlantic, the white cloud on the horizon resolved itself into a three-masted sailing ship.

March/April 2017
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
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