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West Coast Ports Labor Deal Wins Dockworkers Union Approval

April 3 (Reuters) – A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Models made of toothpicks? For real!

Wayne Kusy began making models out of toothpicks in fifth grade. His hobby led to the creation of a fleet of toothpick ships, including the Queen Mary, the Titanic and the Lusitania. build models of ocean liners out of toothpicks. … Continue reading

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Ship Models gallery at San Mateo County History Museum

By Simone Garcia, communications manager, San Mateo County Historical Association. The San Mateo County History Museum has reopened its exhibit gallery, “Charles Parsons’ Ships of the World.” The gallery is undergoing an upgrade that includes new murals, interactive activities, video … Continue reading

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Poway museum displaying unusual ship collection

For most of us, a bottle cap or empty deodorant container is garbage. For Harold Dvorak of Rancho Penasquitos, those items are a piece of something much bigger. Dvorak uses recycled materials, like bottle caps, deodorant containers and coffee strainers, … Continue reading

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Blackbeards Legacy Can Now be Seen!

Chris Seward – cseward@newsobserver.com X-rays of some of the items taken from Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, are seen at a conservation lab in Greenville. The X-rays can show what may be covered up by centuries of iron, sand … Continue reading

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The Historic ride of the Hunley

CHARLESTON, S.C. On a clear, moonlight night 150 years ago, the hand-cranked Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley glided out over glassy seas off South Carolina, sailing into history as the first submarine ever to sink an enemy warship. A century and … Continue reading

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Viking Ship On Display

LONDON – More than a millennium after it sailed the seas, the remnants of the longest Viking warship ever discovered have traveled to the British Museum. The 37-meter (120-foot) wooden longboat discovered on the banks of a fjord in Roskilde, … Continue reading

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The Navy Starts Here

The upgraded maneuvering and seakeeping test facility in West Bethesda, Md., can produce waves up to 4 feet tall, holds about 12 million gallons of water and can simulate most sea conditions from open ocean to shallow water. (Mike Morones/Staff) … Continue reading

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New Test facility “Wave Maker”

The music of Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” swelled in the dim light as the ocean began to rage. Treacherous seas rose — large amplitude regular waves, long-crested irregular waves and short-crested waves with multiple headings. Pity the ship on … Continue reading

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Ship Models On Display

Historic Dundee ship models are being dusted off and put on display for a one off exhibition on Saturday. A wide range of models including battleships, whalers and even Tay Ferries are being taken out of storage in the latest … Continue reading

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