1. The Daunt Rescue by BF Gribble
    (full size)

    imageA postage stamp was issued in 1974 to mark the 150th anniversary of theRoyal National Lifeboat Institution. This depiction of the rescue of the crew of the Daunt Lightship by the Ballycotton lifeboat RNLB Mary Stanford (ON733) was chosen as the image.

    On 7 February 1936, the crew of the Mary Stanford performed what many regard as the most famous sea rescue: that of the Daunt Lightship Comet.

    - read the story of the harrowing 63 hour rescue -

    The Daunt Lightship Comet survived; was sold, and went on to become
    Radio Scotland, a pirate radio station.

    more about Radio Scotland 242

     
  2. JOHN CONRAD BERKEY (American, 1932-2008)

    The Neptune Factor,  movie poster art
    on Heritage Auctions

     
  3. Compete First Class Titanic Dinner Menu

    This is the entire First Class Dinner Menu served on the Titanic on April 14th, 1912. My next post will be the menu I chose for my own Titanic dinner but I wanted you to have the complete one with links to the recipes on my site. Enjoy!

    from thedragonskitchen.com

     
  4. Enlist in the WAVES print $15.00

    "On the same team. Enlist in the WAVES.  Apply to your nearest Navy recruiting station or office of Naval Officer Recruitment"

    Naval recruiting poster during WWII, circa 1940s.

    on Vintagraph

     
  5. Maritime Monday for March 18th, 2013:
    Catholics Need Not Apply

    On the fourth of July, eighteen hundred and six
    We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork
    We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
    For the grand city hall in New York
    ‘Twas a wonderful craft, she was rigged fore-and-aft
    And oh, how the wild winds drove her.
    She’d got several blasts, she’d twenty-seven masts
    And we called her the Irish Rover.

    We had one million bales of the best Sligo rags
    We had two million barrels of stones
    We had three million sides of old blind horses hides,
    We had four million barrels of bones.
    We had five million hogs, we had six million dogs,
    Seven million barrels of porter.
    We had eight million bails of old nanny goats’ tails,
    In the hold of the Irish Rover…

    “The Irish Rover” is an Irish folk song about a magnificent, though improbable, sailing ship that reaches an unfortunate end.

    This week: Irish Shipping

     
  6. Yachts racing past the Kish light vessel off Dublin Bay
    Oil on canvas; signed and dated, “SAMUEL WALTERS 1848”
    1811–1882 (born at sea) — (big fat huge LOOKY)

    The Kish light vessel (replaced by a lighthouse in 1965) denoted the northern end of a series of dangerous sandbanks running parallel to the Irish coast. Lying about four miles offshore and extending from Dublin down to Wexford, they were responsible for the loss of many ships.

    The Kish was a familiar mark of the course for the offshore regattas organised by yacht clubs based at Dun Leary (Dun Laoghaire), the commodious sheltered harbour serving Dublin.

    Walters depicts a typical large cutter of the period apparently ahead of two similar craft, although in fact they are well placed up wind of the leader. Should the next leg of the course involve tacking around the light ship, the present windward yacht might well prove the winner.

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  9. arsvitaest:

    Wrecked at St Ives, Cornwall

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  10. Centuries Ago, a Cat Walked Across This Medieval Manuscript

    While pawing through a stack of medieval manuscripts from Dubrovnik, Croatia, University of Sarajevo doctoral student Emir O. Filipović stumbled upon a familiar set of splotches marring the centuries-old pages. Years ago, a mischievous kitty had left her ink-covered prints on the book…

     
  11. Tattoo by Meehow Kotarski from No Regrets Tattoo Studio in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

     
  12. Seed Catalogue (1897)
    Robert Evans & Co., Ontario, Canada

     
  13. painting4life:

    “Stormy Sea” by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1868

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  14. scientificillustration:

    Jellyfish by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

    Icones rerum naturalium :.
    Hauniæ [i.e., Copenhagen] :Ex officina Mölleri,MDCCLXXVI [1776]..
    biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41360639

    Tagged #Jellyfish
     
  15. hoodoothatvoodoo:

    La Vie Parisienne

    1915

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