On a hot and hazy afternoon, I stopped by l’Hermione, the replica French frigate docked at Pier 15 at South Street Seaport. A few photographs.
Photos from the Sultana Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown, MD. A touch rainy, cold and windy but still a great time. Along with the schooner Sultana were the pinnance Kalmar Nyckel, and the schooners Lady Maryland, Pride of Baltimore II and A.J. Meerwald. A … Continue reading
The last image of HMS Bounty was brutal – sinking off Cape Hatteras with broken spars, most of the crew in lifeboats and the captain and one crew member missing. Here are a few photos from another time, way back … Continue reading
Photographer and graphic artist Fred LeBlanc has posted a wonderful montage of his photographs set to the music of Tim Janis. Definitely worth a look. Great Downeast Windships
Last night I went out to see some of the participating OpSail tall ships in New York’s Outer Harbor. The trip was organized by the Working Harbor Committee with commentary provided by Richard Taylor and Captain Richard Dorfman. Click on the … Continue reading
Alan Villiers was the great chronicler of the last days of sail. In 1918, at the age of 15, he left home in Melborne, Australia to go to sea. His first love would always be the full rigged sailing ships … Continue reading
The US Coast Guard Barque Eagle visited Brooklyn, New York this weekend and was open to visitors. She is beautifully maintained and staffed by smart, eager and enthusiastic cadets. Most of the cadets had been aboard for roughly one day, … Continue reading
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A few photos from a recent visit to the Star of India at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The Star of India was built in in 1863 as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship, in Ramsey, Isle of Man. The … Continue reading
I love sitting and just watching the harbor; watching the boats go by and the turn of the tide. But who has the time these days? For those too busy and/or not geographically convenient, here is about four hours of New York … Continue reading
Are they islands of love on the storm-tossed seas of life? Sadly, they probably are not, but they do look like Valentine’s Day hearts.
Here is a recent watercolor by Hans Breeman showing the MV Rotte owned by NV Houtvaart Rotterdam. The vessel is shown in Hongkong on charter to K-Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, Tokyo). Hans Breeman is a Dutch maritime painter who focuses on … Continue reading
Mati Karmin, an Estonian sculptor, is not turning swords into plowshares, but he is turning marine mines into some rather remarkable furniture and household appliances. Karmin’s mine furniture is steampunk with a post-apocalyptic twist. On the northern coast of Estonia, especially on Naissaar … Continue reading
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has posted some lovely photos of HMS Victory and the dockyard after a recent snowfall. Click on the thumbnails for a larger image. To see more visit their website or Facebook album page.
A wonderful show by Naima Rauam. It captures everything about the old market with the possible exception of the smell of fish. Fifth Annual Remembering Fulton Fish Market Art Exhibit 2010
The Mall Gallery in London has a show of work by the Royal Society of Marine Artists from Wed October 13 to Sat October 23, 2010. Royal Society of Marine Artists
Artist Josh Beckman’s “Sea Nymph” in LA’s Machine Project gallery is nothing less that a shipwreck in an art gallery. To accompany the installation, the gallery has hosted a series of nautical-themed events, performances, lectures, and workshops, as well as … Continue reading
Philadelphia’s tall ship, the barquentine Gazela Primeiro, arrived in New York harbor yesterday, on her way to PortSide New York. (See our previous post – The Gazela at Portside with Vaudeville and Pirates – Oh My!) The classic ship will … Continue reading
Be warned. If you are interested in sailing ships, do not click on the link below if you have anything important to do for the next fifteen or twenty minutes or possibly much longer. Here is a absolutely fantastic archive of … Continue reading
The U.S. Naval Academy Museum will be hosting a large exhibition of paintings by Patrick O’Brien through April 30th. No, not that Patrick O’Brian, Patrick O’Brien the Baltimore based maritime artist. The Annapolis Marine Art Gallery will be hosting … Continue reading
The American Museum of Folk Art in New York has a new exhibit – Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): American Marine and Landscape Painter. His paintings have been described as having an “entrancing, slightly demonic style … neither strictly realist nor naïve, they … Continue reading