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July/August Issue 256: On the hunt for 80 years

July/August Issue 256: On the hunt for 80 years

Charles W. Morgan is the last remaining American whaling ship of a fleet that once numbered over 2,000 vessels.

July/August 2019
May/June Issue 255: The Golden Globe Race

May/June Issue 255: The Golden Globe Race

The first Golden Globe nonstop around-the-world race was held 50 years ago in 1968-69 as a response to Sir Francis Chichester’s single-handed, one-stop circumnavigation a few years before.

May/June 2019
March/April Issue 253: A black cat aboard Nancy Hanks

March/April Issue 253: A black cat aboard Nancy Hanks

Many a ship has sailed with a cat aboard. Cats were often carried on sailing ships to hunt rodents but also simply for their companionship.

March/April 2019
January/February Issue 252: Ahab destroys his quadrant

January/February Issue 252: Ahab destroys his quadrant

By the time we reach the 118th chapter of Moby Dick, we are either emotionally exhausted or enthralled, sometimes both.

January/February 2019
November/December Issue 251: Viking takes Chicago

November/December Issue 251: Viking takes Chicago

This past summer, the Viking great ship, Draken, toured the U.S. East Coast.

November/December 2018
September/October Issue 250: The sinking of RMS Atlantic

September/October Issue 250: The sinking of RMS Atlantic

It was considered just a regular passage, from Liverpool to New York City.

September/October 2018
July/August Issue 249: Sunday to Saturday: Thomas W. Lawson

July/August Issue 249: Sunday to Saturday: Thomas W. Lawson

Imagine a 470-foot steel box. Then add seven 190-foot steel poles, Put sails on those poles — 25 in all, about 43,000 square feet — and then fill the box up with cargo.

July/August 2018
May/June Issue 248: La Amistad

May/June Issue 248: La Amistad

La Amistad — ironically the Spanish word for friendship — was anything but that to the captured slaves forced onto the vessel in 1839.

May/June 2018
March/April Issue 246: FitzRoy: Conflicted genius

March/April Issue 246: FitzRoy: Conflicted genius

Although mostly now remembered as the captain of HMS Beagle in her five-year voyage around the world with a young Charles Darwin, Robert FitzRoy was a man of the scientific age who made contributions in many fields.

March/April 2018
January/February Issue 245: Sailing aboard Su Shan

January/February Issue 245: Sailing aboard Su Shan

In 1975, Marty Sarandria was a typical 15-year-old — long hair, rock and roll guitarist, going through high school — when his parents pulled him from school.

January/February 2018
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