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  3. Clark’s Mile-End Spool Cotton

    N. Y. Wemple & Company Advertising card, c 1870

     
  4. Wake of the Red Witch (Republic, 1949) Belgian movie poster

    Based upon the 1946 novel with the same name by Garland Roark; John Wayne stars as a sea captain in the early 1860s East Indies out for revenge against a wealthy shipping magnate.

    plot synopsis on wikipediafull movie on You Tube

     
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  7. The Sea Beast (Warner Brothers, 1926)

    Warner Brothers brought John Barrymore to the studio in 1924 to lend credibility to their pictures, and what was more appropriate to tackle than the classic Herman Melville story, Moby Dick?

    The film was a loose adaptation of the novel, rewritten to give the story more of a romantic flair. This 10-reel silent was the film on which Barrymore wooed his future wife, Dolores Costello, whom he would marry soon after the picture wrapped. Barrymore would later remember this film as his favorite and he would star in the remake in 1930 titled Moby Dick.

     
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  10. Blackgang’s Summer Movie Review

    Adventure’s End (Realart, R- 1949)

    Starring John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen, Maurice Black, Paul White, Cameron Hall, Patrick J. Kelly, George Cleveland, and Glenn Strange. Directed by Arthur Lubin.

    Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade (John Wayne) escapes angry natives by joining on to a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter, already being wooed by the first mate. +  (more)

     
  11. Captains Courageous (MGM, 1937). Lobby Card Set

    Spoiled rich boy Harvey Cheyne (played to perfection by Freddie Bartholomew) has a real attitude problem. When he falls overboard while traveling on an ocean liner, Harvey is rescued by a fishing boat heading out to sea.

    Unable to convince the crew that he is, indeed, the scion of a wealthy family, Harvey is put under the care of Manuel (Spencer Tracy), a Portuguese fisherman, from whom he learns a number of valuable life lessons.

     
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  13. Sealed Cargo (RKO, 1951)

    Based on The Gaunt Woman, a novel by Edmund Gilligan.

    Really interesting plot! Read the wikipedia page.

     
  14. "Old Ironsides" in Winter Quarters at San Diego

    San Diego has been exceptionally honored
    by the Department of the United States Navy
    because of the selection of this city as the
    temporary ‘home port’ of the famous frigate
    Constitution.

    This living tradition of our country will
    be berthed at the Navy Pier, foot of Broad-
    way, until March 15th and may be visited any
    day between the house of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00
    p.m. including Sundays. No charge for admission.

    The history of the Constitution is replete
    with heroic exploits. Conceived by George
    Washington, the keel was laid in 1794 and ship
    launched in 1797. Participated in 42 battles,
    winning every one of them.

    Reconstructed in part by money freely
    given by American school children the Con-
    stitution is a national shrine. She has been
    visited by 4,512,299 persons. 1,542,423 in California alone.

    This will probably be the last opportunity
    to visit ‘Old Ironsides’ at a Pacific coast
    port, according to her Commander, Louis J.
    Gulliver. See this gallant ship restored exactly as she was in her fighting glory.”

    Old Ironsides" was in San Diego in the winter of 1933.

    (Source: adventures-of-the-blackgang, via thingsihappentolike)

     
  15. Down to the Sea in Ships (20th Century Fox, 1949)

    Starring Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, and Dean Stockwell - Directed by Henry Hathaway