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July/August Issue 227: The Titanic disaster foreshadowed

July/August Issue 227: The Titanic disaster foreshadowed

By 1841 the packet lines from New York City to Liverpool were already well established; companies with the now-famous names of Black Ball and the Swallowtail Lines regularly operated a schedule of ships carrying both cargo and passengers back and forth across the Atlantic since the early part of the century.

July/August 2015
May/June 2015 Issue 226: Murder at sea

May/June 2015 Issue 226: Murder at sea

Anyone who has sailed offshore knows how easy it is for crew to get on one another’s nerves.

May/June 2015
March/April 2015 Issue 224: Blue water coaster

March/April 2015 Issue 224: Blue water coaster

March/April 2015
January/February 2015 Issue 223: Wartime North Atlantic storm

January/February 2015 Issue 223: Wartime North Atlantic storm

With the outbreak of World War II, Canada and the U.S. established naval bases in Labrador and Newfoundland. One of the largest of these was the Naval Air Base at Argentia, Newfoundland.

January/February 2015
November/December 2014 Issue 222: The loss of Concordia

November/December 2014 Issue 222: The loss of Concordia

November/December 2014
October 2014 Issue 221: The Kaiser’s Cup

October 2014 Issue 221: The Kaiser’s Cup

German Kaiser Wilhelm was in a hurry. The grandson of Queen Victoria and the son of Kaiser Friedrich III, Wilhelm wasted no time after his father died.

October 2014
September 2014 Issue 220: Diary of a rum-runner

September 2014 Issue 220: Diary of a rum-runner

If you had a boat, a bit of larceny in your heart, then the period of Prohibition in the United States (1921-33) must have seemed a dream come true.

September 2014
July/August 2014 Issue 219: Stormy weather

July/August 2014 Issue 219: Stormy weather

When hearing the phrase “stormy weather,” you might think of Lena Horne crooning the ballad from 1933. For those familiar with the history of yachting, however, the phrase calls up the magnificent yawl, Stormy Weather, designed and built by the young Olin Stephens and his brother Rod.

July/August 2014
May/June 2014 Issue 218: Wreck of the brig Jezebel

May/June 2014 Issue 218: Wreck of the brig Jezebel

Editor’s note: This fictionalized account is an amalgam of several true incidents, most notably the wreck of the brig Commerce off west Africa in the 19th century.

May/June 2014
March/April 2014 Issue 216: Coal fire aboard British Isles

March/April 2014 Issue 216: Coal fire aboard British Isles

The winter of 1905 was a particularly harsh one for square-rigged ships sailing west from Europe ‘round Cape Horn. Claude Woollard, master mariner, writes in his book The Last of the Cape Horners, that “out of one hundred and thirty vessels which sailed from European ports to round Cape Horn, only fifty-two appeared to have reached their destination without mishap.

March/April 2014
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