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Flaming Duck on the River Thames – 30 Passengers Escape with Minor Injuries

In wholly unrelated news, one day after the people of Pittsburgh held a party on the Allegheny River to celebrate the arrival of the Rubber Duck (as well as to kick-off the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts), see our recent … Continue reading

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Classic Liner Queen Elizabeth 2 – Bound for the Scrapyard or the Thames?

Just before Christmas we posted about reports that the Queen Elizabeth 2 had been sold to Chinese scrappers for £20m after plans to convert the ship to a luxury hotel in Dubai fell through. Now there is an eleventh hour proposal to bring … Continue reading

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Colour on the Thames – 1935

A fascinating short film dating from 1935. From the notes: This film is tricky to describe: is it a boat study, a film-poem, an experiment, a picture postcard? One thing is certain: it’s a rare colour snapshot of the Thames … Continue reading

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A Houseboat on a London Rooftop and Singapore’s Cruiseship on a Skyscraper

A quick look at two quirky structures that look like a boat and a ship left high and dry. What appears to be a modest houseboat is perched above the Purcell Room of Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre … Continue reading

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The Lenox Project – Building a Restoration Warship

A very interesting, if ambitious, new project.  While we often focus on the Georgian Navy, the Royal Navy during the Restoration is fascinating it own right.  The Lenox Project hopes to build a replica of the Lenox, a 17th century warship in the restored dockyard at … Continue reading

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Thunder on the Thames – HMS Belfast Gangway Collapses

The gangway to HMS Belfast, collapsed into the Thames River in London shortly after noon today.  Two work men are reported to have been taken to the hospital with what are described as abrasions.  More than 100 people on board the ship, including 30 school … Continue reading

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Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at the Mall Gallery

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

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