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Remembering HMS Bounty – National Geographic Footage from her Maiden Voyage in 1960

Wonderful footage from National Geographic of the HMS Bounty’s maiden voyage in 1960 by photographer Luis Marden.

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You Mean the Titanic was Real and Not Just a Movie?

Last year, we posted about how the sinking of the Titanic had morphed from a maritime tragedy into a cultural icon.   For many, Hollywood movies, particularly the movie made by Jame Cameron, about the sinking of the ship may … Continue reading

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Winter – Movie Star Dolphin with a Prosthetic Tale

Five years ago, a three month old dolphin’s tale became caught in a blue crab trap off the coast of Florida. The blood supply to her tail was cut off by the trap rope. The dolphin, which was given the … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks to Play Captain Richard Phillips in Maersk Alabama Hijacking Movie

It is being reported that Tom Hanks will play Captain Richard Phillips in a new movie about the attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in 2009.    The movie, based on Phillip’s book , A Captain’s Duty: … Continue reading

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What if Hitler Made a Titanic Movie? (He Did)

A wonderful post from John Edwards’  Ocean Liners blog.   Captain John asks the question, “what if Hitler made a Titanic movie? ”   He then answers it, “he did.”   A heavily fictionalized and equally anti-British version of the … Continue reading

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Russell Crowe calls for Master and Commander sequel

Master and Commander – Far Side of the World, loosely based on one or another novel by Patrick O’Brian,  was a movie that I needed to see twice to enjoy.  The first time I saw it, I was so annoyed by the … Continue reading

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