1. 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)

     
  2. 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.

     
  3. Tonight’s Nautical Feature…

     
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  7. 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)

     
  8. Popeye Stock Poster (Paramount, 1943)

    Popeye the Sailor Man was a very popular cartoon character, especially during the dark days of World War II, when his optimism and strength was an inspiration to moviegoers everywhere.

     
  9. In the Navy (Universal, 1941) Argentinean Poster

    Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, and The Andrews Sisters

     
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  11. Action in the North Atlantic (Warner Brothers, 1943) Belgian movie poster c.1946 re-release

    Action in the North Atlantic is solid wartime propaganda with a rather endearing inner lining of left-wing politics, courtesy (no doubt) of scenarist John Howard Lawson, who based his screenplay on a novel by maritime specialist Guy Gilpatric. +

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  12. Destroyer (Columbia, 1943)

    Starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Leo Gorcey, Regis Toomey, Edward Brophy, Lloyd Bridges

     
  13. Blackgang’s Summer Movie Review

    Adventure’s End (Realart, R- 1949)

    Starring John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen, Maurice Black, Paul White, Cameron Hall, Patrick J. Kelly, George Cleveland, and Glenn Strange. Directed by Arthur Lubin.

    Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade (John Wayne) escapes angry natives by joining on to a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter, already being wooed by the first mate. +  (more)

     
  14. Follow the Fleet (RKO, 1936)

    Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, Astrid Allwyn, Betty Grable, and Lucille Ball. Directed by Mark Sandrich.

     
  15. Captains Courageous (MGM, 1937). Lobby Card Set

    Spoiled rich boy Harvey Cheyne (played to perfection by Freddie Bartholomew) has a real attitude problem. When he falls overboard while traveling on an ocean liner, Harvey is rescued by a fishing boat heading out to sea.

    Unable to convince the crew that he is, indeed, the scion of a wealthy family, Harvey is put under the care of Manuel (Spencer Tracy), a Portuguese fisherman, from whom he learns a number of valuable life lessons.