1. The cliffs, Hunstanton, England

    Views of the British Isles, in the Photochrom print collection;
    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

  2. zerolabarre:

    The schooner ADVENT is seen after being wrecked on the bar 16 Feb. 1913. The wind failed as she attempted to cross the Coos Bay bar. Grounding on the spit, no tug in the area was powerful enough to get her free and the above was the result after the eight man crew was removed.

    431 G.t./399 N.t., 151.5’ x 35’ x 12.6’ Schooner
    Blt. 1901, Northbend, OR., by and for Simpson Lumber Co. 
    Wrecked on Coos Bay Bar
    16 Feb. 1913
    All hands saved.

    Original photo from the archives of Saltwater People Historical Society. Reblogged with permission. Go check out their website, it is packed with maritime history gems.

    (via generallynautical)

  4. "Am Skagerak kam es zwischen 99 deutschen und 151 britischen Kriegsschiffen zur größten Seeschlacht der Geschichte."

    "At the Skagerrak there was between 99 German and 151 British warships into the largest naval battle in history."

    Skagerrak = Battle of Jutland

  5. Create|Curate with Archive.org

    Internet Archive will be accepting 52 people for week long tumblr residencies. We are looking for creators, hackers, educators, curators, tumblr kids and anyone else looking to play with some code and content. 

    Here’s how it works: You create a custom tumblr theme at a url we supply and post a week’s worth of stuff from the vast depths of the Internet Archive. You can sequence, combine and remix it any way you want. We’ll be here to help you along in your exploration.

    When your week comes up, we’ll change our theme at this url to the one you coded and reblog your week’s worth of posts. After you’re featured, your residency will be archived at its original url…

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  8. The Amerika of Hamburg America Line at the Prince of Wales Pier, Dover

    Amerika was built for the HAPAG New York service in 1905. She was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast, whose owner Lord Pirrie had a major interest in the Hamburg America Line. She was seized by the USA in 1917, and renamed America. Initially used as a troopship, she was passed to the United States Lines in 1921. She was badly damaged by fire in 1926, and scrapping was considered. She ailed again from 1927-31, and was then laid up. Rebuilt in 1942 (with only one funnel) and used as the US Army transport Edmund B.Alexander until 1949. She was broken up in 1958.

  11. Gale Warning and the Weathermen - Met Rock; Pick of the Pops, 1956

    The Shipping Forecast, how it all started:

    The Shipping Forecast is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The forecasts sent over the Navtex system use a similar format and the same sea areas.


  12. feastingonroadkill:

    The Amish Sex Pistols. 

  13. Maritime Monday for April 8, 2013:

    The Reichsflotte (Imperial Fleet) was the first all-German Navy, founded on 14 June 1848.

    The German Confederation, founded in 1815, was initially not in need of a navy, as it could rely on three members who commanded large fleets: The Grand Duke of Luxembourg as commander of the Royal Dutch Navy, the Duke of Holstein as the commander of the Danish Navy, and last but not least, the King of Hanover as commander of the British Royal Navy.

    This had changed by the late 1830s, though, as the Kings of the Netherlands and Great Britain ceased to be members of the German Confederation, and Denmark turned against Germany in the First Schleswig War that started in early 1848. Soon, the Danish Navy stopped all German trade in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

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    Sail-Frigates Eckenförde  (captured Danish SMS Gefion; 1852)
    and Deutschland 1849

  14. mythologyofblue:

    Cliff House

    (via heracliteanfire)

  15. blakesby:

    US Bikini Laws, 1922

    June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrell, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.

    - National Photo Co.

    (via dirtyriver)