1. Haines Point Today

    This site offers a bit more info about the sculpture:

     “The Awakening” is a five part cast aluminum sculpture created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. for the 1980 International Sculpture Exhibition and Conference.  Placed in conjunction with the National Park Service, the “giant” is situated on the grounds of Haines Point and the banks of the Potomac River. 

    It’s a cool little quirk of Washington, but then, there are lots of those.

    Haines Point in Winter

  2. My parents told me stories about hot summers in Washington DC back in the 30’s.  They said hundreds of people would make the jaunt down to Haines Point to lay out on blankets and enjoy the breeze coming in off the river.  It was a family affair, and there were picnic baskets and toddlers running around.  It was the only place for miles around that offered any relief from the malarial swamp that is the District of Columbia and environs.

    —Monkey Fist

    (via my-ear-trumpet)


  3. i LOVE this:


    posted by Bowsprite:

    go to this link to see it, read about it,

    click on the link to hear the organ, or try this: http://www.oddmusic.com/clips/sea_organ.mp3

  4. Shipboard Reading

    Edward Gorey Book Covers

  6. New category: Wenches and Wild Women!


    Baby Blue

    Tagged #wild women
  8. Tagged #Trieste II
  9. Time-table - Adriatic Service 1937, Jadranska Plovidba d.d. Sušak - Front cover.


  10. The S/S Milwaukee Clipper

    Also known as S/S Clipper, and formerly as the S/S Juniata, is a mothballed passenger ship and automobile ferry that sailed under two configurations and on two sides of the Great Lakes. The Clipper is the oldest US passenger steamship on the Great Lakes.

    She is currently docked at Muskegon, Michigan, tied up to the collapsing remnants of the old Grand Trunk Ferry dock undergoing restoration by volunteers. The ship was open for tours until the summer of 2007, but was closed to the public, pending spring 2008 relocation efforts that were ultimately unsuccessful.

    SS Milwaukee Clipper website: www.milwaukeeclipper.com/

    SS Milwaukee Clipper history: www.retrocom.com/retromilw/clipper1.htm

    Ships from The Age of Steam

  11. SS Eastland overturned - Chicago 1915

    The S.S. Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours. On 24 July 1915 the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was to become the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.

    Age of Steam Set on Flickr

    Tagged #SS Eastland
  13. OMG

    I guess this opens the door to Bad Nautical Art, now.

    (Source: nauticool)

    Tagged #bad art
  14. La Torre