Nav Problems

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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
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
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