Quote: The Energies of Love

“Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.” ~Pierre … Continue reading

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WILL IT FIT IN MY HARBOUR? RMS TITANIC BY NUMBERS Length: 882ft Breadth 92ft 6 ins Keel to navigating bridge: 104ft Keel to top of funnels: 175 ft Masts: 2 Max Speed – 24 knots Weight: 46,328 tons Anchors: 5 … Continue reading

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A Titanic task: Motor specialists Haynes produce a manual for the ‘unsinkable ship’

By Ray Massey 26th March 2011 Every bolt and rivet: Motor specialists Haynes have produced a manual for the Titanic If only they’d had this book when the Titanic hit the ice-berg… who knows how it might have all turned … Continue reading

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Recalling an environmental disaster: The Exxon Valdez

– ON THIS DAY – On March 24, 1989, the nation’s worst oil spill occurred as the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and began leaking 11 million gallons of crude. See New … Continue reading

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Songs about the Andrea Doria and Edmund Fitzgerald

Andrea Doria “All is clear on the Andrea Doria” Song by Udo Lindenberg in 1974 “Alles klar auf der Andrea Doria?” Apparently, his song and drawings became so popular in Germany that German Mail (Deutsche Post) issued a stamp in … Continue reading

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Vessels and Marine Events That Changed History

Notes on Vessels and Marine Events that changed History: ·        The Sinking of Titanic rocked the shipping world to its core.  The reaction came in the form of the International Convention For Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) and subsequent … Continue reading

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A Japanese survivor’s account of outrunning the tsunami

(Excerpt from the New York Times,   March 16, 2011) When he stepped back outside his shop, he heard those on the hill above him yelling: “Run!” A wave was barreling at him, about a half-mile away, in the bay, … Continue reading

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Japan struggles to survive ocean attack

As if the earthquake  didn’t create enough damage, the ocean  leashed its fury with a historic tsunami on the island of Japan.  When I first saw the swells of 23-30 foot  waves  assaulting the  coastline, I thought  that being on … Continue reading

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I have been promoted…

…to being a member of the steering committee for planning the  first International Marine Forensics Symposium in DC  next spring.  I feel honored to be working with some of the nation’s top  naval architects, and marine engineers, and  researchers.   Additionally,  … Continue reading

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From the first woman diver of the Andrea Doria

I received this message  from Evelyn Bartram Dudas on my Facebook page   on March 7: Morning Pierette, Just a heads up, The AD compass and main binnacle cover  recovered 1967  and the 1st artifact from sport divers  a round port window  recovered  1966 by John … Continue reading

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