1. The Glass Bottom Boat (MGM, 1966)

    Starring Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey, John McGiver, Paul Lynde, Eric Fleming, Dom DeLuise, Elisabeth Fraser, Dick Martin, Dee J. Thompson, and Robert Vaughn. Directed by Frank Tashlin.


    The Submarine Gardens contain more than thirty varieties of Kelp and as many kinds of fish. This strange and wonderful under sea life may be viewed to the depths of 75 feet, owning to the remarkably clear waters about Avalon, as the large passenger boats with plate glass bottoms glide slowly over the Gardens.

  3. "Old Ironsides" in Winter Quarters at San Diego

    San Diego has been exceptionally honored
    by the Department of the United States Navy
    because of the selection of this city as the
    temporary ‘home port’ of the famous frigate

    This living tradition of our country will
    be berthed at the Navy Pier, foot of Broad-
    way, until March 15th and may be visited any
    day between the house of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00
    p.m. including Sundays. No charge for admission.

    The history of the Constitution is replete
    with heroic exploits. Conceived by George
    Washington, the keel was laid in 1794 and ship
    launched in 1797. Participated in 42 battles,
    winning every one of them.

    Reconstructed in part by money freely
    given by American school children the Con-
    stitution is a national shrine. She has been
    visited by 4,512,299 persons. 1,542,423 in California alone.

    This will probably be the last opportunity
    to visit ‘Old Ironsides’ at a Pacific coast
    port, according to her Commander, Louis J.
    Gulliver. See this gallant ship restored exactly as she was in her fighting glory.”

    Old Ironsides" was in San Diego in the winter of 1933.

  4. Dock Office from Canning Dock, Liverpool

    "The Old Order and the New"
    Magic of the Mersey Series

    -This Side For Writing

  5. posted by This Side For Writing

    Ralph Corbett, Mayor inspecting Plan for new Haven & Pier, 1561

    "Pageant Official Postcards - 12 varieties - One Penny each."

    The Liverpool Pageant was in 1907 and served as a celebration of “700 years of municipal history”

    Period coverage of the event can be found here.

  6. Maritime Monday for March 24th, 2013: RMS Philately III

    US 1934 Maryland Tercentenary
    “The Ark & The Dove”

    The Ark – a 17th century English ship which carried emigrants bound for the new Maryland colony during the pioneering expedition of 1634. The settlers began a permanent settlement named St. Mary’s.

    The Ark eventually returned to England, leaving the Dove behind to provide transportation for goods to be traded up and down the Atlantic seacoast. The following year, the Dove headed back to England but never arrived and was presumed lost at sea.

  7. nautical references in modern cinema: discuss

    whomever guesses correctly gets my undying love.

  8. Forbidden Island (Columbia, 1958)

    A skin diver tries to recover sunken treasure before a group of thieves learn of its existence. imdb

  9. The Eternal Sea (Republic, 1955)

    One of Republic’s most elaborate productions of the 1950s, The Eternal Sea is the biography of American Admiral John M. Hoskins.

    Sterling Hayden delivers a superbly understated performance as Hoskins, who continued to serve throughout WW2 despite the loss of a leg in the early phases of the conflict.  more

  10. Don’t Go Near the Water (MGM, 1957)

    On a small island in the South Pacific, the Navy’s P.R. department is spending WWII without getting near a ship.

    Lt. Max Siegal is the Second in command to a clueless Commanding Officer who believes Sea Duty to be the worst punishment he can give one of his men.

    Siegal has to keep the foreign correspondents happy, keep his Commander out of trouble and figure out a way for one of the enlisted sailors to date the lady Lieutenant of his dreams - all while convincing a certain island schoolteacher that he’s the man for her.  IMDb

  13. Around the World, Under the Sea (MGM, 1966)

    The crew of a five-man submarine travels the world’s oceans, planting sensors on the ocean floor to warn scientists of impending earthquakes. IMDb

  15. mudwerks:

    Reservoir Dogs (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)