1. 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)

    (via generallynautical)

     
  2. 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!

     
  3. 100leaguesunderthesea:

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

     
  4. 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

    (Source: ebay.com, via )

     
  5. 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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    (via fuckyeahcartography)

     
  6. smithsonian:

    smithsonianlibraries:

    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!

    (via scientificillustration)

     
  7. The Sea Beast (Warner Brothers, 1926)

    Warner Brothers brought John Barrymore to the studio in 1924 to lend credibility to their pictures, and what was more appropriate to tackle than the classic Herman Melville story, Moby Dick?

    The film was a loose adaptation of the novel, rewritten to give the story more of a romantic flair. This 10-reel silent was the film on which Barrymore wooed his future wife, Dolores Costello, whom he would marry soon after the picture wrapped. Barrymore would later remember this film as his favorite and he would star in the remake in 1930 titled Moby Dick.

     
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  9. archaeologicalnews:

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    An oceanic exploration company has recovered 122,000 pounds of silver from a shipwreck 300 miles off the coast of Galway, Ireland—the heaviest amount of precious metal ever retrieved from a shipwreck.

    In February 1941, the S.S. Gairsoppa, a 412-foot steel-hulled British cargo ship with…

    (via mudwerks)

     
  10. Action in the North Atlantic (Warner Brothers 1947 Release) Polish

    Due to war-time restrictions on releasing American films in Europe during the war, many of the films produced during that era were not seen on the continent until well after the war was over. This poster, designed by Eryk Lipinski, was first released in Poland in 1947.

     
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  15. mediumaevum:

    To honor my dear, old chap Herman Melville (it’s his birthday), here is a 15th century initial from the Ranworth Antiphonal.

    The image depicts Jonah appearing from the belly of the whale after he had spent three days there.

    (Source: english.cam.ac.uk, via fyeahhistoricalwhaling)