1. Question regarding an old article

    Kyle, sorry…  I just saw this.  I shot only stills on that exercise and know nothing about any video footage.  Check with the USCG re: any video they may have in their archive, or contact the local tv news divisions to see if they covered the event and might have the raw footage.

    The boat ride was very rough and it was all I could do to hang on for dear life that day. I didn’t really get a chance to chat up the video shooters also present, so I don’t know who all was there. 

    I did have a brief conversation with your father and remember him well.

    this is all I have:



    I submitted this question in the ASK me anything link, and Im sorry for the repetition. I have a question regarding an article of yours from March 25th, 2010 on gCaptain.com. The “SONS 2010 – Spill of National Significance Exercise in Portland, Maine; Day One” article.  I am wondering if there is any chance that you have the interview footage with Commander Thomas Jones (seen in a picture on the article) or know of anywhere I might be able to find the it. I saw it a few months ago and I can’t find it anywhere. He’s my father and he recently passed. Thank you, Kyle Jones

  3. Charles F. Burns · SUNY Maritime College

    Nice compilation of some mainly forgotten illustrations. A big part of reading those books was restraining from looking at the usually singular illustration in the book and before your parents said “lights out”, “granting yourself” one last look at the flyleaf (especially in TREASURE ISLAND) - that was your ticket to possible dreams about being a character in that book.

    -Charles Burns

    p.s. You do good work resurrecting what you present every week. Your title for the article, however, is unnecessarily crude. Potty-mouth is not cool - never was. For males (I am guilty) but really unattractive for females. Practical reason? I’d like to copy that to a grandson who is just learning to read, he doesn’t need to know “FU@# Yeah” yet.

    Don’t denigrate your good work with false “saltiness”. A man with you eating fried food at the bar may laugh at your belches - does he say “I want to take this woman to a nice place…”. No. At best? He belches back. The social pig. OK, I’ll save you the “go screw yourself”, but think about it. Even your quick biography does you harm - to me it says “overweight, over-enthusiastic foul mouthed fan who ruins your night if she winds up sitting next to you and your family at a ball game. Hope I am wrong.

    Again, don’t taint your work, which is obviously sensitive to things long forgotten except for these illustrations. In reality, they should be subjects of lectures in humanities courses at maritime schools. You should contact them - these are legacies long since lost and cadets may find them a pleasant break. God knows the maritime schools need people who know something about ships and the sea integrated into their Humanities courses. I’d recommend you.


    Thank god I can rely on my loyal readers to deliver a staunch bollocking, the liberty-taking of which is usually reserved exclusively for family members.

    I make no apologies whatsoever for failing to conform to your paleolithic stereotypes of femininity. You don’t know me, and your publicly espoused and derisive presumptions about my personality, appearance, and mannerisms are far more inappropriate than my referential use of the f-word in a post title.

    Excuse the hell out of me for using adult language in a post on a site read BY SAILORS, who’s colorful and sometimes salty language is just as integral a part of nautical heritage as are feats of derring-do depicted in pretty pictures. Let’s not forget their rich legacy of drunkenness, violence, homosexuality, VD, and poor personal hygiene.

    I see from your Facebook page that you hale from Brooklyn.  Now there’s a demographic famous for its social dexterity and genteel demeanor. Get back to your bingo, you geriatric troll.

    As for ballgames… enjoy our glass-jawed sloppy seconds and better luck next year. (#hatersgonnahate) (#YankeesSUCK) (#GoSox)

  5. File this under “Failed Economic Theories”


    @kylermartz is continuously blowing my mind with the work he’s coming out with. Come out on the boat with me bud, and bring your tools.

  6. Tagged #sea plane
  7. dirtyriver:

    Spider-Man vs the Green Goblin by Jean Frisano, Strange #37, January 1973.
    I started reading French translations of Marvel comics in 1977. Back issues were near impossible to find in my neck of the woods, but a neighborhood kid had this issue (featuring the first translation of the classic Amazing Spider-Man #39, August 1966, among other things) and a few others. Lord, I was green with envy.

    Tagged #tug boat
  8. wapiti3:

    A monograph of the Alcedinidae : or, family of kingfishers /By Sharpe, Richard Bowdler, 1847-1909 on Flickr.

    Via Flickr:
    Publication info London :Published by the author,1868-71.
    BHL Collections:
    Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University

    (via scientificillustration)

    Tagged #kingfisher
  9. oldfellingaxe:

    Skipper of an Oyster Barge.  1911.

    (Source: old-photos.blogspot.com, via sailorgil)

    Tagged #Oyster Barge
  11. thusreluctant:

    A Cloudy Day (Hudson River, Coming Squall) by George Bellows

    (Source: poulwebb.blogspot.hu, via drtuesdaygjohnson)

  12. hollyhocksandtulips:

    Van Heusen sport shirts, 1950

    (via mudwerks)

    Tagged #Van Heusen
  13. thusreluctant:

    Beneath the 59th Street Bridge by Johann Henrik Carl Berthelsen

    (via drtuesdaygjohnson)

  14. sparkling-life:

    Seascape - John Singer Sargent

    (via drtuesdaygjohnson)

  15. shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn:

    The Life Brigade
    Oil on Canvas
    12” x 17.25”

    (Source: the-athenaeum.org, via drtuesdaygjohnson)