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  2. anyone remember what the name of this font is?

     
  3. Basinful of Fun was a British men’s mixed-interest magazine booklet which ran from WW2 until the 1950s.

     
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  5. factstofigures:

    Artist: Peter Stebbing

    Russell, F. S. and Yonge, M. (1975). The Seas: An introduction to the study of life in the sea. New York: Frederick Warne & Co Inc.

    (via scientificillustration)

     
  6. Brooke Bond Tea advertisement - Illustration of Plymouth Hoe by A. Brenet.

    From Illustrated magazine, week ending 13th August, 1955

     
  7. Feature Films magazine #1; Captain China

    Captain China (1950) on IMDb:

    Stormy waves in the South China Sea wash a drunken captain, Charles Chinnough, off his ship just before it crashes on a reef. He’s then rescued by a passing vessel. Two months later the former captain, now in disgrace, sails as a passenger on a ship commanded by Brendensen, the man who had been the first-mate on his last voyage. Tension quickly develops between these two, especially since both are now attracted to the same female passenger, Kim Mitchell. A typhoon forces Chinnough and Brendensen to work together to save the ship while, at the same time, new information comes to light about their previous voyage together.

     
  8. sailorgil:

    Dancing Sailors — 1879   …  Automaton by Artist:  Gustave Vichy

     
  9. greatestgeneration:

    Soldier with a secret. Tells sweetheart. Sweetheart tells soldier’s soon-to-be mother-in-law. Mother-in-law tells gossiping neighbor. Neighbor tells husband. Husband tells boss while on break at the factory. Boss tells colleague. Colleague tells American Bund caricature dressed like a traveling salesman. Salesman delivers secret to creepy guy with radio. Creepy radio guy calls up Germany. Sweating goose-stepper runs. Goose-stepper hands message to menacing Hitler. Nazis notify a submarine hunting for American ships somewhere in the Atlantic shipping lanes. Submarine captain gets the word.

    That’s how it was done. Or so said the American propaganda machine in a 13-frame cartoon storyboard. 

     
  10. Maritime Monday for November 19th, 2012:
    Around the Horn

    An essay by Robin Beth Schaer;
    submitted to
    Adventures of the Blackgang by the author.

    I had lost my job and my marriage when I saw Bounty for the first time. I wanted to stowaway, cast off, and leave the ruins of my life behind—and Bounty let me. Yet I left far more than grief on land; what mattered at home—education, achievements, appearance—was irrelevant at sea. It was unsettling to abandon all that I thought defined me. I sat in the galley with the other deckhands and wondered what they understood from my face…

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  11. scanzen:

    “A csend világa”. Világ Ifjúsága, 1956/9.

    Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s ‘Le Monde Du Silence’. On the cover of the Hungarian monthly youth magazine called ‘The Youth Of The World’, Sept 1956.

    (via larboardwatch)

     
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  13. Early Fairey Flycatcher being hoisted onto a warship late 1920s-early 1930s

    -Heyday of the RAF at Lee-on-Solent

     
  14. Sea Hunt #12 (Dell, 1962)

    Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121247

     

  15. Youghal, County Cork: submitted by Bayvillageidiot

    Youghal