1. theearofvangogh:

    The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Return [1882]

    James Tissot [1836-1902]

    (Source: theearofvangogh, via drtuesdaygjohnson)

  3. macri:

    Woman Reading, Eastman Johnson. American (1824 - 1906)

    (via bluewaterblackheart)

  4. A 1941 novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall


    Dust jacket art by N. C. Wyeth

    (Source: gentlemanlosergentlemanjunkie)

  5. see also: Clarence Islands and Edward Sabine


    Sir John Ross entered Lancaster Sound in search of the Northwest Passage in 1818, but turned back due to what he believed were mountains blocking his way west. He named the illusory range after J.W. Croker, Secretary of the Admiralty. 

    The nonexistence of this range was proven in 1819 by William Edward Parry, (1790–1855), who sailed over the Croker Mountains.

    (via fuckyeahcartography)

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  11. thingsihappentolike:

    Ship Janson Cut Through by Texel River Ice by Jan Mooy

    This artist took a serial approach in a single scene presenting three different views of a merchant ship sinking off the wintry coast of Holland. (via Peabody Essex Museum)

  13. SMS Emden in 1914

    (image: armchairgeneral.com)

    SMS Emden was a light cruiser of the Imperial German Navy in World War I. The Emden raided Allied shipping in the Indian Ocean early in the war, sinking or capturing thirty Allied merchant vessels and warships. She was run aground by her captain to prevent her from sinking, after engaging the more powerful HMAS Sydney at the Battle of Cocos


    "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you!" - Leon Trotsky, June 1919

  14. noflattery:

    A.C. Maguire, at Portland Headlight, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1887

    (via fuckyeahwrecks)