photo by Billy Black

Origins of port and starboard

19/12/2018 - Have you ever wondered why mariners use the terms port and starboard instead of just left and right? Since port and starboard never change, they are unambiguous references that are independent of a mariner’s orientation, and, thus, mariners use these nautical terms instead of left and right to avoid confusion.… SEE MORE
Bellingham, WA

Beautiful Bellingham: Where To Eat, Sleep & Explore

14/11/2018 - Bellingham, Washington is located right by the Canadian border. It’s known for its stunning landscape, which ranges from farmland to mountains. Its most famous mountain is Mount Baker, which is part of the Cascade Range. It rises over10,000 feet high. With endless outdoor activates to do I had to choose… SEE MORE
Fog and light can turn any ship into a ghost story - photo by Tanya Hart

The Science of Ghost Ships

30/10/2018 - The oceans are a vast wilderness, full of more unknowns than knowns, where the veil between life and death is at its thinnest. There is no shortage of mystery, no lack of terror. It is no surprise that there are tales of the weird, the unexplained and the down-right terrifying… SEE MORE
HMS Endeavour off the coast of New Holland by Samuel Atkins 1794

Could HMS Endeavour be lying at the bottom of Newport Harbor?

20/9/2018 - At 5-6 p.m. on Friday, September 21, at the Gurneys Resort on Goat Island, Newport, Rhode Island, archaeologists from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) and its partner, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), will announce their 2018 research results for the study of the Newport Harbor transport fleet.… SEE MORE
Panhard I, a sleek, fast Elco made in Bayonne, NJ for racing enthusiasts

Mystic Seaport’s Warehouse

10/9/2018 - Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT is the nation’s leading maritime museum. There are sixty buildings and a vast number of in water displays. When the New Jersey Maritime Museum’s A Cat Ghost was featured at Mystic’s Wooden Boat Show in June 2018, along with two other Barnegat… SEE MORE