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TV Vikings, Wrong-Side Rudders and the USS Fitzgerald Collision

Vikings is a History Channel series that follows the exploits of  the legendary Viking leader Ragnar Lodbrok. It is basically lots of fun, with swords and axes flying, supported by a fair share of intrigue and drama, the sort of show that … Continue reading

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Saga of the Bluenose II Continues — Schooner’s New Rudder to Cost Another Million

For the last few years, we have followed the sad saga of the “rebuilding” of the schooner Bluenose II.  The latest development involves the replacement of the existing steel rudder and steering system at an estimated additional cost of $1 … Continue reading

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