Weather

Bermuda's origins

n Atlantic, where it forms the southwestern end of the Bermuda Rise. Charts also show a number of siblings to Bermuda; seamounts, or submerged volcanoes that never broke the surface. Two of these seamounts lay just to the southwest of…

Florida delivery ends in Havana

Heavy weather in the Gulf of Mexico this past November resulted in an unexpected trip to Cuba for three sailors making a passage from Miami to the Florida panhandle. Robert Mashburn of Arkansas asked two friends to join him aboard…

Weather

The term "weather window" is frequently used in connection with ocean voyages. It's that period eagerly awaited by voyagers when conditions are right to leave harbor and begin a passage, whether it's a short hop or an ocean crossing.

Far reaching effects

From Ocean Navigator #87 January/February 1998 The El Niño of 1997 is an extremely strong geophysical event. It's likely to be at least as powerful as the 1982-'83 version, perhaps stronger. To most people in the U.S., an El Niño…