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Congratulations to the schooner Spirit of South Carolina and all who sail and support her!

Congratulations to the schooner Spirit of South Carolina and all who sail and support her! After languishing for years, the schooner has new owners, a new captain and officers and was recently re-certified to carry passengers by the US Coast … Continue reading

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Hull Repair For The HMS Victory

The old girl is collapsing! Not really but really. Please read this story I found on “Old Salt Blog” and watch the video. Last week we made a post with the headline, HMS Victory ‘Collapsing’ Under Her Own Weight.  The headline … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Lovers Video

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Innovation Turns to Desperation

Horizon Lines looks like it is sinking fast, and industry experts say it likely has two choices: sell off some of its trade lines, or perish. The company, which has major markets in Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, has been … Continue reading

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Hermione Sets Sail Again

After close to two decades of construction, the frigate Hermione is finally under sail. In 1997, a group of historical and tall ship enthusiasts formed the Association Hermione-La Fayette and set about building a replica of the French frigate, Hermione, … Continue reading

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Concordia Yawls A Very Unique Sailboat

The recent sinking of the Concordia yawl, Winnie of Bourne, brought to mind just how remarkable this class of boats indeed is. Winnie of Bourne was raised from the bottom near the entrance of Nantucket harbor just two days after … Continue reading

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Bad News For Another Famous Sailboat

Schooner Virginia Cuts Season Short, Will Be Put Up For Sale The bad news just keeps coming. The Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation has announced that the schooner Virginia will be suspending the remainder of her 2014 season and will be … 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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A sad end for a noble ship

LA SPEZIA, Italy — If you’re less than seventy, you’ve most likely in no way heard of the USS Williamsburg. However at one time the lady was among the most well-known ships on the planet — the content associated with … Continue reading

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