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OE Wave Energy Buoy to be Deployed at U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site in Hawaii

In fabricating ships’ hulls and building seawalls and docks, the goal is to resist the power of the waves. Recently, however, engineers have been working on techniques to harness rather than resist the immense power of ocean waves. In the … Continue reading

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Hokulea, First Voyaging Canoe in 600 Years, Completes Three Year Circumnavigation

Hokulea, the first voyaging canoe in 600 years, sailed back to Hawaii last week, completing an epic three year 40,000 mile circumnavigation. Hokulea and her crew were greeted by fellow voyaging canoes, hundreds of other water craft and an estimated … Continue reading

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Scottish MP Supports Rescue of the Falls of Clyde

A UK member of parliament from Glasgow, Scotland has joined in the effort to save the endangered historic sailing ship Falls of Clyde. MP Alison Thewliss has written to David Ige, Governor of Hawaii, in support of returning the ship to the … Continue reading

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State of Hawaii Evicts Falls of Clyde

In May 2015, we posted that the State of Hawaii has put the Friends of Falls of Clyde, the organization responsible for rescuing the historic ship of the same name, on notice that the state planned to terminate the permit … Continue reading

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NOAA Finds “Ghostlike” Octopod Off Hawaii

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have spotted a translucent white octopod at a depth of 4,300 meters while collecting geological samples with a remote-operated vehicle on Necker Ridge in the Hawaiian Archipelago.  Described as a “remarkable … Continue reading

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The End of Falls of Clyde? Too Many Broken Promises?

The State of Hawaii has notified the Friends of Falls of Clyde, the organization responsible for rescuing the historic ship of the same name, that the state plans to terminate its permit which allows the ship to be docked for free.  “They … Continue reading

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The Original Pearl Harbor Attack Emergency Radio Broadcast from Washington DC

In honor of the 73th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Originally posted December 7, 2010. The Original Pearl Harbor Attack Radio Emergency Broadcast from Washington DC Thanks to Dave Shirlaw on the  Marine History list for pointing out the … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s Twin Hurricane Near Miss, King “TUTT” & El Niño

Hawaii survived a near miss with two hurricanes. On Friday, Hurricane Iselle, downgraded to a tropical storm, hit the Big Island of Hawaii.  Hurricane Julio is expected to pass roughly 200 miles to the north of the islands on Sunday … Continue reading

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Two Ships from the River Clyde — Glennlee & Falls of Clyde

In the press, they have been described as “sister ships” which is not literally true. Falls of Clyde, an iron-hulled four masted ship built in 1878 in Port Glasgow, is older and larger than Glennlee, a three masted steel-hulled barque, also built in … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Japanese Aircraft-Carrier Submarine I-400 — Scuttled During the Cold War

Recently, the crew of the the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory‘s submersible Pisces V  announced finding the hull of the Japanese mega-submarine I-400  at a depth of 2,300 feet on the sea floor off Hawaii.  The huge submarine survived World War II but … Continue reading

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Falls of Clyde, Last Four-Masted Full-Rigged Iron Ship, Needs Volunteers & Funds

Falls of Clyde is the last four-masted full-rigged iron ship and the only surviving sailing oil tanker. The ship was launched in 1878 in Port Glasgow, Scotland, for the Fall Line.  She became a museum ship in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1971, but was … Continue reading

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Polynesian Voyaging Canoes Arrive in Hilo

Seven vaka, Polynesian voyaging canoes, arrived in Hilo, Hawaii on Thursday.  The project is called “Te Mana o Te Moana” meaning “The Spirit of the Sea.”     Starting in New Zealand, the seven vaka have sailed north across the Pacific,  by way … Continue reading

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Update: Wisdom, the Albatross, Survives Tsunami

Last week we posted about a Laysan albatross, nicknamed Wisdom, who, at at least 60, is the oldest known wild bird and who also recently became a mother again, delivering a healthy chick.   The BBC has now reported that while the tsunami killed … Continue reading

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A Hawaiian Tsunami – National Geographic Simulation

The Hawaiian islands and the West Coast of the United States suffered relatively minor damage in Friday’s tsunami.   What would a tsunami created by a major eruption of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano be like?  National Geographic presents  a chilling simulation.  Thanks to Linda … Continue reading

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Memorial and Dedication of New Visitors Center at Pearl Harbor

The attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval Base, on Oʻahu, Hawaii by Japan on December 7th 1941 still resonates with Americans as evidenced by the literally hundreds of  Pearl  Harbor  memorials  scheduled around the country  in remembrance of what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt referred to … Continue reading

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Manta Ray Camera Thief

On an exhilarating manta ray night dive off Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in August, a manta ray steals a cameraman’s rig.  Thanks to Bill Nyden for pointing this out. Manta Ray Absconds With $5,000 Camera The once-in-a-lifetime encounter between an underwater cameraman and a larceny-minded manta ray … Continue reading

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Help Save the Falls of Clyde

Falls of Clyde is the only surviving iron-hulled four-masted full rigged ship and the only surviving sail-driven oil tanker in the world.  She was launched in 1878 in Port Glasgow, Scotland, for the Fall Line .  The ship was towed to Hawaii … Continue reading

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