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This is Windjamming — Maine Schooners Captured by Fred LeBlanc

A relaxing video for a Saturday afternoon. I’ve long been a fan of Fred LeBlanc’s photography, particularly his photos of schooners. Here is a video of LeBlanc’s photos of scenes from Maine Windjammers fleet. LeBlanc hosts photo sailing adventure aboard … Continue reading

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The Fatal Shore, the Loss of the Herzogin Cecilie

Given that so much of what is happening in the world today seems like a shipwreck, it seems appropriate to post a very well done short documentary of the wreck of the great four-masted steel barque the Herzogin Cecilie, which … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Peking — Windjammer Leaves South Street for the Last Time

This morning, the 1911 built, steel, four masted barque, Peking, left South Street Seaport, its home for more than 40 years, for the last time. For those of us who have known the ship for almost as long, it was … Continue reading

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Sailing Windjammer Angelique

A beautiful video of sailing aboard the Windjammer Angelique.  The 95′ ketch-rigged Angelique was built specifically for the windjamming trade in 1980 and sails from Camden, Maine. Sailing Windjammer Angelique

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Windjammer Peking Returning to Hamburg

Good, if rather bittersweet, news for those of us around New York harbor. The windjammer Peking, a fixture of New York’s South Street Seaport for over 40 years, will be returning to its original home port in Hamburg, Germany for … Continue reading

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Sea Shanty Sessions 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Noble Maritime Collection at Snug Harbor

In the summer of 1995, a group of lovers of the music of the sea got together on the deck of the windjammer Peking at the South Street Seaport Museum on the East River in New York to sing sea shanties. … Continue reading

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Nautical Blog Hop and A Week Of Windjammers – The Wave No One Believed

On Wednesday I raised the question – is history just a sea story? I found in researching my novel, Hell Around the Horn, that two memoirs written about the voyage of the British windjammer, British Isles, on which the novel … Continue reading

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Windjammer Peking – Disappointment in Hamburg

On Friday, we posted that the windjammer Peking is in need a new home.  The 101 year old four masted steel ship has spent the last 37 years as a museum ship at New York’s South Street Seaport Museum.  The … Continue reading

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New York’s Seaport Museum Struggles to Stay Afloat

Update: The Seaport Museum “temporarily” laid-off another twelve staff members on Monday afternoon. More bad news from the South Street Seaport.   Last week the Seaport Museum laid off the captain of the schooner Pioneer, as well a marine educator … Continue reading

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Before IMAX, there was Windjammer in “Cinemiracle”

In 1958, the New York Times published a review of  Louis de Rochemont’s new movie “Windjammer.”  It began: “Every last moviegoer with a drop of salt water in his blood will want to swing aboard “Windjammer,” which opened at the … Continue reading

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Rogue Wave, 1905, and the Squarerigger British Isles

We recently have had several posts regarding rogue waves – a review of Susan Casey’s new book The Wave and the BBC Documentary  Freak Waves.   Oceanographers generally dismissed reports of rogue waves as wild exaggerations or “sea stories,” until a rogue wave was documented … Continue reading

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