1. Sub-Mariner Comics #29 (Timely, 1948)

    Human Torch appearance. Syd Shores cover. Bill Everett art.

  2. Flash Comics #96 (DC, 1948) - Hawkman; cover and art by Joe Kubert

  3. Classics Illustrated #63 (The Man Without a Country)

    "The Man Without a Country" is a short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published in The Atlantic in December 1863.

    It is the story of American Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States.

    Tried as an accomplice Aaron Burr, he bitterly renounces his nation, angrily shouting, "I wish I may never hear of the United States again!"

    The judge was completely shocked at this announcement, and on convicting him, icily grants him his wish: he is to spend the rest of his life aboard United States Navy warships, in exile, with no right ever again to set foot on U.S. soil.

    more on wikipedia

    The Man Without a Country & Other Tales at Project Gutenberg

  5. sailorgil:

    “Two Sailor Buddies” ….. Vintage Photograph [Circa 1910]

    (via sailorgil)

  7. natgeofound:

    Fishermen load their catch of sardines into crates on the Adriatic Sea, May 1970.
    Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic

    (via foresail)

  8. Book Jacket for the novel Billy Budd; author Herman Melville. 1946 edition

    Left unfinished at his death in 1891 and not published until 1924. It was acclaimed by British critics as a masterpiece when published in London, and quickly took its place among the canon of significant works in the United States.

    The novella was adapted as a stage play in 1951 and produced on Broadway, where it won the Donaldson Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards for best play. Benjamin Britten adapted it as an opera by the same name, first performed in December 1951.

    Peter Ustinov produced, directed and worked on the script of his film version made in black and white in 1962, based on the stage play. It starred a young Terence Stamp as Billy Budd, and Ustinov took the role of Captain Vere. The movie also stars Robert Ryan as Claggart and David McCallum as Wyatt, Gunnery Officer.

    Billy Budd on wikipedia

  9. Maritime Monday; Happy Hour
    Union Mills, Maryland, 1938hrs

    gCAPTAIN / Maritime Monday for June 24, 2013: Ferrocement’s Day Off: “Today, Concrete Ships of the Early 20th Century” gets mentioned in the Naval Warfare Development Command Blog Roundup

    Anchors aweigh, my boys!

  10. Tonight’s Nautical Feature Film…

  11. SS Atlantus;  built by the Liberty Ship Building Company
    in Georgia and launched on December 5, 1918 – concreteships.org

    vintage postcard, concrete ship Atlantus, Cape May Point, N. J.
    Boston Public Library – Original (1500 x 966)

    Thesteamer Atlantus, second  ship of the World War I Emergency Fleet, was launched on 5 December 1918.

    imageShe was used to transport American troops back home from Europe and also to transport coal in New England.

    After 2 years of service, the ship was retired in 1920 to a salvage yard in Virginia.

    In 1926, she was purchased for use in the creation of a ferry dock (route now served by the Cape May – Lewes Ferry).

    On June 8th of that year, a storm hit and the ship was torn free from her moorings and ran aground 150 feet off the coast of Sunset Beach, New Jersey. Several attempts were made to free the ship, but none were successful.

    At one time there was a billboard painted on the side of the ship advertising boat insurance. At present she remains a tourist draw, but her condition is rapidly deteriorating, with only her stern above water.

    Maritime Monday for June 24, 2013:
    Ferrocement’s Day Off

    image abv rt: “Mom and I at Sunset Beach in Cape May, c. 1957”
    photo by Ross J. Care; Concrete Ships group on Flickr

  12. I’ll be home for Christmas…

  14. I smell fish

  15. DIY: Boy in home-made boat (Boston Public Library)