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About shipmodelsuperstore

I own a ship model web store and love old wooden ship models. I have been selling quality model airplanes and ship models for years and enjoy building them. My house looks like a hobby shop!

MV Yara Birkeland, Autonomous Container Ship

The first autonomous container ship, the 120 TEU feeder vessel, MV Yara Birkeland, will be launched in 2018. The ship will also be battery-powered and emissions-free. After a period of testing with a crew, the ship is expected to go … Continue reading

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USS John S McCain Loaded On Heavy Lift

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Hybrid technology for the water!

The future is here. Since 1928, Hinckley has been leading the way in the design of beautiful, highly innovative and timeless yachts. In the spirit of our legacy of innovation, we are excited to announce Dasher, the world’s first fully … Continue reading

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Post-Irma Caribbean Catastrophe — Navies, Cruise Ships and Private Boats Aid Victims

Hurricane Irma absolutely devastated many islands in the Caribbean. Now, in the aftermath of the catastrophic storm, aid is being sent by a small armada of ships and boats from governments, corporations and private citizens. The need for help is … Continue reading

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Mystery At Sea, Missing Wife, Stolen Coins, Sunken Ship

  Lewis Bennett, 38, a British engineer, was recently arrested by the FBI on charges related to possession of stolen rare silver and gold coins. The story behind the arrest gets very strange, involving a Caribbean theft, a missing wife, … Continue reading

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25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition on Sunday, September 3

Get your tickets, get your tickets! September 3, 2017.   For those in and around New York harbor, the 25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition, sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee, is coming up on Sunday, September 3rd. The Parade of … Continue reading

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The New (Rebuilt) Bluenose II

The best thing that can be said about the “rebuilding” of the Canadian schooner Bluenose II is that is it is over and that the Bluenose II is a lovely vessel. Unfortunately, it took seven years and cost C$24 million … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport

A really great show if you can make it! Some of the best looking and oldest boats still surviving!

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The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault. This Is Why.

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Every ship, regardless of nationality or purpose, is required to carry one terse book . This book is titled the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions but is better know by its acronym “COLREGs”. The chapters … Continue reading

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Repairing Sextants in the Age of GPS

I first arrived in New York harbor forty years ago, as a freshly minted naval architect working for Moore McCormack. In those days, the Brooklyn docks were crowded with US flag shipping companies, many with their headquarters or sales offices … Continue reading

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