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ONAK Origami Canoe — Paddling for City Dwellers

Several years ago, we posted about the Oru, the origami kayak. Now, two Belgian designers, Otto Van de Steene and Thomas Weyn, have developed ONAK, an origami full-sized  canoe with urban paddlers in mind.  The canoe is made of a custom-made … Continue reading

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Lucy Bellwood’s Baggywrinkles: A Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea

I have long been a fan of Lucy Bellwood. A tall ship sailor and cartoonist; she is talented, smart and funny. Her  wonderful series, Baggywrinkles, based on the time she has spent working aboard replica 18th-century tall ships, has appeared an issue at … Continue reading

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The Shackleton or Leonard Hussey’s Banjo Reborn

When the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition‘s three-masted barquentine,  Endurance, was crushed in the Antarctic ice,  expedition leader, Sir Ernest Shackleton, allowed each man to take off only two pounds of possessions, including their boots. The only exception Shackleton made was Leonard Hussey’s banjo, which weighed … Continue reading

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