1. 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. 

     
  2. 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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  3. 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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  5. Early Fairey Flycatcher being hoisted onto a warship late 1920s-early 1930s

    -Heyday of the RAF at Lee-on-Solent

     
  6. Sea Hunt #12 (Dell, 1962)

    Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121247

     

  7. Youghal, County Cork: submitted by Bayvillageidiot

    Youghal

     
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  10. ROTTERDAM; 1910-15; glass negative

    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC

     
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  14. The Regatta by Stanley Cursiter (1913)

    National Galleries of Scotland

    This is one of seven paintings Cursiter produced in a style inspired by the Italian Futurists, whose work he had probably seen in London the previous year.

     
  15. Easy to Love (MGM, 1953)

    Starring Esther Williams and Van Johnson

    - IMDB