Tag Archives: Cape Cod

The Bones of Black Sam Bellamy — Captain of the Whydah?

The Whydah Pirate Museum announced this week, that last year human bones were found near the wreck of the pirate ship Whydah  on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  The bones were located in an area close to where a pistol, which possibly belonged to … Continue reading

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Serious Threat to Endangered Whales – Ship Strikes & Entangling Nets

One of the greatest threats to many endangered species of whale is being run down by ships or getting entangled in fishing nets.  This week, federal maritime officials have approved a plan to protect whales in and around San Francisco Bay that features … Continue reading

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SS Port Nicholson, the “Blue Baron” and the 70 Tons of Platinum – Déjà Vu ?

We recently posted about a press release by Sub Sea Research (SSR) claiming to have located the wreck of a British cargo ship sunk in June 1942 by the German submarine U87. Sub Sea Research claims that the ship was carrying 70 tons of platinum … Continue reading

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SS Port Nicholson – Sunk Off Cape Cod in 1942, a $3 Billion Shipwreck?

The Portland, ME based, Sub Sea Research (SSR) recently sent out a press release announcing that they had located what they claim to be “the worlds richest shipwreck,”  the British freighter, SS Port Nicholson, carrying a secret cargo of 71 tons of platinum, … Continue reading

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East Coast Lobster Fisheries – the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

These are strange days in the lobster fisheries. Depending on where you are on the US East Coast, lobster fishing either is in trouble or is booming.  Even where thing are going well, there are serious concerns about the future. Earlier this year, the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Record Number of Right Whales off Cape Cod

I recall many years ago how excited the guide was on a whale watching trip out of Provincetown when we sighted a mother right whale and her calf not long after leaving the dock. I can only imagine how researchers … Continue reading

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Wind Power and Hot Air – Cape Wind Still in Doubt as Google Shows Some Backbone

According to one study the US has enough offshore wind to power the country four times over.  In Europe there are currently 830 wind turbines now installed and grid connected, totalling 2,063 MW in 39 wind farms in nine European … Continue reading

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HMS Somerset resurfaces off Cape Cod

In his poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow described HMS Somersett on the night of April 18, 1775: Just as the moon rose over the bay, Where swinging wide at her moorings lay The Somerset, British man-of-war; … Continue reading

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