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Who’s the Pirate — Blackbeard or the State of North Carolina? Supreme Court Will Decide

I found this story below interesting from “Old Salt Blog” Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard, terrorized the Caribbean and the North American East Coast in the early 18th century. Now a documentary filmmaker is claiming that the … Continue reading

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Ancient Seafarers, Stonehenge and the Megaliths

Posted on April 30, 2019 by Rick Spilman For centuries, ancient megalithic monuments, such as Stonehenge, existing all across Europe, have been abiding mysteries. Who built them, how and why? A new study by Bettina Schulz Paulsson of the University … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Holidays to all. My wife and I own an Auto body Repair Shop along with a few other business’s and just wanted to say that we are very blessed in many ways. We hope you and your … Continue reading

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Vandals Apprehended

A month after the WWI era submarine USS Ling was vandalized and flooded, two suspects have been apprehended related to at least some of the vandalism. The complaints filed against them by the Hackensack Police may, however, raise more questions … Continue reading

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Goes Out For Sea Trials

The UK Royal Navy’s newest Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is set to carry out jet trials using F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft. The 65,000t navy vessel has sailed from its home port of Portsmouth in the UK … Continue reading

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Not Just the LCS — EPF, Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships Deficient, As Well

The Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are not the only small new Navy ships with serious operating deficiencies. Recently, the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General released a report on the shortcomings of a new class of fast, shallow … Continue reading

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New Tug Delivered

A historic milestone in modern tug development was met (in February 2018) when Multratug 32, the first new CARROUSEL RAVE TUG (CRT) was delivered to its owner, Novatug B.V. of the Netherlands. Multraship B.V. of the Netherlands will be the … Continue reading

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Tampa Florida Gasparilla Festival

My wife and I spent 18 years or so in the area around Tampa Bay. Had a lot of fun on the beaches but man was it hot in the summer! We always heard about the Gasparrilla festival and around … Continue reading

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Magnificent Model Ship On Our Website

Part of the collection we acquired and man is this USS Missouri detailed to the hilt! Guns on deck, rocket launchers, detailed bridge and down to the tiniest gun barrels I have ever seen! I was told this model had … Continue reading

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Good Or Bad Freight Is Moving In

The Port of Los Angeles moved 924,225 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in November, the most containerized monthly cargo the Port has processed during its 110-year history, the port said on Friday. The previous record of 877,564 TEUs was set in … Continue reading

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