2. oncewasengland:

    Washed up at Whitstable

    (Source: oncewasengland)

  4. heidialfonzo:

    “Banks of the Frozen Sea” (1839)

    (via my-ear-trumpet)

    Tagged #nautical art

  5. "Because my great grandfather did not travel across 4,000 miles of the Atlantic ocean to see this country overrun by immigrants. He did it because he killed a man in Ireland"
    — Stephen Colbert (via mudwerks)
  6. Port of Baltimore, Maryland.  Taken September 22nd, 2010 by Monkey Fist


  7. Tagged #weird news
  9. The Savannah

    Port of Baltimore, Maryland.  Taken September 22nd, 2010 by Monkey Fist

  10. Dog on the Beach: 1905

    New York circa 1905. "Bulldog on the beach, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


  11. "I stood at the graveside trying to explain to my father’s second wife (who I haven’t seen in 5+ years,) how I’ve had a rather tumultuous week, and that it kinda took something bad to happen, but it made something good happen, and how things had come full circle, like crazy bookends… and she stared at me blankly and said, “What is a blog?”"

  12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - When I First Came to Town

    Not exactly nautical, but it’s about a man returning to a familair town… and well, things don’t go too swimmingly.  I think sailors of history could relate.

    Tagged #Nick Cave
  14. Tagged #nautical art
  15. mudwerks:

    vintagephoto: HMS Wivern at anchor in the Hamoaze River, off Plymouth, England, in 1865.

    HMS Wivern (British Turret Ironclad, 1865-1922).

    Note the lowered bulwarks abreast her two turrets, hammocks stowed around the turret tops to form rifle pits, and her tripod fore and main masts. She was reportedly the first ship fitted with tripod masts, which eliminated standing rigging, thus increasing the arc of her turrets’ gunfire.

    Ordered by the Confederate States of America government in 1862 as one of two sisters, her true ownership was kept secret under the “cover story” that she was to become an Egyptian warship named El Monassir.  Upon delivery to the Confederacy, she was to be named Mississippi.  Strong diplomatic pressure by the United States led the British government to seize the two ships in October 1863, while they were fitting out. The original print is mounted on a carte de visite.