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Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2014

Another great event that I wish I was attending.  Starting tomorrow September 5th and lasting through the 9th, the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival will take place at three sites across Royal Greenwich and one in neighboring Canary Wharf.  The tall ships … Continue reading

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City of Adelaide – a Ship Renamed, a Duke Showered in Champagne, & Funding Approved

The composite clipper ship, City of Adelaide, which had been renamed HMS Carrick, was officially renamed the City of Adelaide once at a ceremony on the River Thames at Greenwich near London.  Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was accidentally … Continue reading

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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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