1. Ogden’s Cigarettes "The Blue Riband of the Atlantic"

    (series of 50 issued in 1929) #38 The Ernest Bazin

    wikipedia: The roller ship, or roller steamer, was an unconventional – and unsuccessful – ship design of the late nineteenth century, which attempted to propel itself by means of large wheels. Only one such vessel was constructed – the Ernest-Bazin, named for its inventor. It was found to be impractical. +

    "a freak ship" built with a square superstructure on six buoyant wheels which her French inventor claimed would achieve 30 knots. She safely crossed the Channel, but could only manage 8 knots with difficulty.

    When her inventor died, she was broken up in England in 1899.

     
  2. Your (Somewhat) Nautical Music Video of the Week:
    AWOLNATION – Sail

    AWOLNATION is an American electronic rock band, formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno. Their first single, “Sail“, peaked at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs  and has gone platinum in the US.

    The single got extra media attention when it was used under a video of the professional BASE jump, skydiver, and wingsuit flyer (coughcoughjackass) Jeb Corliss. The song was also covered by Macy Gray and is included on her album ‘Covered’, issued in March, 2012.

    Hear it on YouTuber

     
     
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  5. mudwerks:

    ow…

    (Source: pilzkiller)

     
  6. giantpantsofthe30s:

    1937

    photo by Man Ray

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    Andersens Märchen / Bild 04 by micky the pixel on Flickr.

    Andersen’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Wanda Zeigner-Ebel, 1923.

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  9. mudwerks:

    We Were There at Pearl Harbor (posted by PopKulture)

     
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  12. SS Davaar

    This passenger/cargo vessel was built by London and Glasgow Engineering & Iron Shipbuilding Co. (London and Glasgow Shipbuilding Company), Yard no. 247 in 1885.

    (1228 x 1600)

    -Clyde, Loch Lomond and West Highland Steamers

     
  13. Sydney Cove (1808) by JW Lewin

    “This watercolour shows the west side of Sydney Cove. At the right is merchant Robert Campbell’s house and warehouses, now the site of the Park Hyatt Hotel. The Rocks lie behind. Lewin’s watercolours are unromantic and plain. Most views of Sydney made at this time were composed to emphasise its supposed similarity to picturesque English towns.”

    Discovering Australia on Bibliodyssey

     
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