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  6. HMAS Goorangai was a 223-ton auxiliary minesweeper of the Royal Australian Navy. She was sunk in an accidental collision with MV Duntroon in 1940, becoming the RAN’s first loss of World War II, and the first RAN surface ship to be lost in wartime  more

    naval-gazing:

    Doomed minesweeper HMAS Goorangai: (1940)

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  7. thatbohemiangirl:

    Bohemian Aesthetic

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  9. bad-postcards:

    GREETINGS FROM KENTUCKY LAKE

    WATER SKIING

    One of the outstanding and exciting watersports which is very popular on the beautiful Lower Tennessee Valley Lakes.

    Thousands of tourists enjoy their vacation in this water wonderland of the Mid-South.

     
  10. naval-gazing:

          The old Marlborough…..The Captain was not married, and if he had been it might not have made any difference: he was profoundly and exclusively in love with this ship, and the passion, fed especially on the dangers and ordeals of the past three war years, left no room for a rival.

    Nicholas Monsarrat: HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour (1947)

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  11. dulltooldimbulb:

    HERE  Let’s get Shark Week over with RIGHT NOW!  Okay?  HERE


    VINTAGE SLEAZE THE BLOG TELLS A TRUE STORY FROM THE GLORY DAYS OF SMUT EVERY DAY!

     
  12. 100leaguesunderthesea:

    A Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, surfaces for air in Tiputa Pass, Rangiroa, French Polynesia by Michael Patrick O’Neill

     
  13. antiquateddruggist:

    DRS Starkey & Palen Compound Oxygen, Sailor With Bottle Promotional Card Quackery

    Quack treatment for respiratory ailments were common during the late 1800s. Dr. Starkey teamed up with another physician and created this popular concoction, claiming that it was not a drug but a “scientific” adjustment to oxygen and nitrogen. Indications for Compound Oxygen included consumption, asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia (indigestion), catarrh, hay fever, headache, debility, rheumatism, and neuralgia

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  14. cineastesview:

    REVIEW: SOUNDINGS by Hali Felt

    I’d never heard of Marie Tharp.  The only woman I’d ever heard of remotely related to anything to…

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  15. smithsonian:

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    Please don’t eat the specimens, even if they are delicious! 

    While our Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Library is right on the Chesapeake Bay, this guy is from out of town. From Sagami-wan san kanirui [The crabs of Sagami Bay] by Seibutsugaku Gokenkyujo. Tokyo: Maruzen, 1965.

    Bold move. Watch the non-GIF science of blue crabs!

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