1. I’ll be home for Christmas…

     
  2. I smell fish

     
  3. DIY: Boy in home-made boat (Boston Public Library)

     
  4. Coming tomorrow on Maritime Monday

     
  5. RMS Campania in the Mersey

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    RMS Campania was a British ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan, Scotland, and launched on Thursday, 8 September 1892.

    Campania was the largest and fastest passenger liner afloat when she entered service in 1893.  She crossed the Atlantic in less than six days; and on her second voyage in 1893, she won the prestigious Blue Riband.

    Sunk in a collision with HMS Glorious 5 November 1918:
    Six days before the armistice was signed, when she was involved in an accident in the Firth of Forth during high winds.
    Campania dragged her anchor in a sudden squall, and at 03:45 struck the bow of the battleship Royal Oak and then dragged along the side of the battle cruiser Glorious.
    She began to sink stern first. A few hours later an explosion—presumed to be a boiler—sent her to the bottom.

    more on wikipedia

     
  6. RMS CAMPANIA at the Cunard Pier in New York, on The Library of Congress
    RMS Campania was a British ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan, Scotland, and launched on Thursday, 8 September 1892.
     
    Campania was the largest and fastest passenger liner afloat when she entered service in 1893.  She crossed the Atlantic in less than six days; and on her second voyage in 1893, she won the prestigious Blue Riband.

    Sunk in a collision with HMS Glorious 5 November 1918:

    Six days before the armistice was signed, when she was involved in an accident in the Firth of Forth during high winds.

    Campania dragged her anchor in a sudden squall, and at 03:45 struck the bow of the battleship Royal Oak and then dragged along the side of the battle cruiser Glorious. She began to sink stern first. A few hours later an explosion—presumed to be a boiler—sent her to the bottom.

    Wreckage at 56°02′N 03°13′W

    more on wikipedia



     
  7. 1950 Sunbeam Talbot ad(2248 x 2439)

    Sunbeam-Talbot (Sunbeam Motorcar Company; now defunct) was a British car maker formed in 1905.

     
  8. Poole Harbour, Dorset; postcard by Frank Richards
    Published by Mitchell & Jenkins, Bournemouth. Chromolithographic printing by E Nister, Nuremberg, Bavaria.(2200 x 1404)

     
  9. biomedicalephemera:

    The Giant Spider Crab of Japan [Macrocheira kaempferi]

    This is a big ol’ crab.

    Bigger than any other arthropod. Some can be 3.8m (12 ft) from claw to claw.

    They’re really, really big.

    That is all.

    Scenes From Every Land. National Geographic Society. Edited by Gilbert H. Grosvenor, 1907.

    (via mudwerks)

     
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  11. Old Looe Stories series May 28, 1937 (written on back)

    Looe Island (Cornish: Enys Lann-Managh), also known as St George’s Island, and historically St Michael’s Island, is a small island a mile from the mainland town of Looe in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

    People have been coming to the island since the Iron Age. Evidence of early habitation includes pieces of Roman amphora as well as stone boat anchors.

    Through the 17th and 18th centuries the island was a popular haunt for smugglers avoiding the British government’s revenue cutters out of Plymouth and Falmouth.

    The island is now owned and managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

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    Mutiview postcard of Looe, Cornwall

     
  12. John Paul Jones (Dell, 1959); Robert Stack photo cover

    comic companion to the film; Robert Stack stars in this sea-faring historical epic as John Paul Jones, the first great hero of the American Navy. While originally a loyal soldier of the King’s army, Jones in time becomes a fervent supporter of the American Revolutionaries, and he volunteers to lead the colonists’ ragtag fleet to impressive victories against the British Navy; during a battle against the British ship Serapis, Jones utters the deathless words “I have not yet begun to fight.”

    While his brave and intelligent leadership helps win America its freedom, his appeals to Benjamin Franklin (Charles Coburn) and the other leaders of Congress to strengthen the United States Navy fall on deaf ears; Jones is eventually branded a troublemaker, and in time, he is ordered to Russia, where he is to help guide the fleet of Catherine The Great (Bette Davis).

    Jones leads the Russian Navy to stunning victories in the Black Sea, reestablishing his reputation as one of the great military minds of his day.  (allmovie)

     
  13. mudwerks:

    Hotel Select, Genova luggage label (by totallymystified)

     
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  15. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Columbia, 1958) Lobby Card

    Starring Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher, Alec Mango, Danny Green, Harold Kasket, Alfred Brown, Nana DeHerrera, Nino Falanga, Luis Guedes, and Virgilio Teixeira. Directed by Nathan Juran.