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Maritime History

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  • Thursday's lecture at the Mariner's Museum - canceled

    Thursday's lecture at the Mariner's Museum - canceled
    Tonight's lecture at the Mariner's Museum by maritime historian Lincoln Paine has been canceled due to the cold weather and icy conditions on the museum property. According to a news release from the museum, the event will be rescheduled for later in 2014.
  • Maritime historian Lincoln Paine to speak at Mariner's Museum on Jan. 23

    Maritime historian Lincoln Paine to speak at Mariner's Museum on Jan. 23
    Maritime historian Lincoln Paine will speak at the Mariner's Museum on Thursday to discuss "the sweeping history of mankind's relationship with the sea and his assertion that maritime history has been the real driver of world history," according to a...

    Trailing Christopher Columbus and a total eclipse in the Atlantic

    Trailing Christopher Columbus and a total eclipse in the Atlantic
    MÁLAGA, Spain — When I was 8 years old, I wanted to run away to sea and be a cabin boy on a clipper ship. Sixty years later — gender, age and vocation notwithstanding — I finally got the chance. As I packed to meet the Star Flyer on...

    Rebirth of a schooner: The troubled Virginia set to take center stage at OpSail 2012

    Rebirth of a schooner: The troubled Virginia set to take center stage at OpSail 2012
    There was a time when it looked as if the schooner Virginia was cursed. Severe money problems, a muddled mission, political bickering and cracked masts — all of that and more plagued the wooden sailing vessel, a reproduction of a 1917 pilot...

    Shipshape Again: Charles W. Morgan Being Restored, May Go To Sea

    Shipshape Again: Charles W. Morgan Being Restored, May Go To Sea
    From the day she was launched in 1841, the Charles W. Morgan has been lucky, not an inconsiderable quality in a small, wooden ship that pursued whales beyond what was then the known limit of the watery world.     It was a freak current, according to a...