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)

  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


  10. ROTTERDAM; 1910-15; glass negative

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

  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