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A New Home in Red Hook, Brooklyn for the SS United States?

In early October, the headline in the Philadephia Inquirer was Is the S.S. United States headed toward the scrap yard?. After years of attempting to save the iconic cruise ship, the SS United States Conservancy announced that the SS United … Continue reading

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How to Build A Ship In A Bottle

  Demonstrations to be offered at show Building a ship in a bottle only looks mysterious. The ship is built outside the bottle with the sails and masts collapsed and then once the ship is placed inside the bottle, the … Continue reading

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Gold Fever? Huge Gold Stash Found In The Mediterranean.

An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern Mediterranean, according to archaeologists. The coins are identified as dinars, the official … Continue reading

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Leimba The Oldest Steam Ship Still Operating

Recently, the BBC published an article titled WW1: The indestructible warship. The article refers to the Graf Goetzen. Calling her the “indestructible warship” seems to be a bit of an exaggeration. As warships go, she was not very impressive and … 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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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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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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Shipwreck in New Jersey Identified As Steamer That Sank In 1860

The hulking wreck has been a regular destination for divers but a riddle to historians: What ship came to rest in 85 feet of water 10 miles off New Jersey’s coastline? Now, federal officials have an answer. The National Oceanic … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Century Old Steamer Found

The 133-year old steamer New York, which came to rest at watery depths on October 1, 1910, was recently discovered by divers at the bottom of Lake Huron. The wreck was found upright, its stern damaged and its stacks broken … Continue reading

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