Roman wreck carrying wine jugs reveals history of the region

Here is one example of the value of marine forensics and archeology. One find can reconstruct the commercial history of an entire region. Read more: http://www.heraldonline.com/2011/08/22/3309958/roman-wreck-full-of-wine-jars.html

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Jerry Leiber of pop music duo Leiber and Stoller dies at 78

You’re probably wondering why I’m writing about  pop music.  How does this relate to survival on our seas, you ask?  Jerry Leiber’s song writing partner is Mike Stoller, survivor of the Andrea Doria collision.   In fact,  when Stoller arrived  as … Continue reading

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Another Andrea Doria Coincidence

This excerpt  is from an e-mail I received  this summer.   No matter where I go, someone shares another Andrea Doria coincidence with me.  This one has a little different twist. As you recall, when Rosalie and I met you at … Continue reading

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Letter from a heartbroken father

Although this was sent as a comment to my post, I feel it’s important that it not be missed. It teaches us to live life to the fullest and count our blessings each day. Michael’s father is able to find … Continue reading

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If there were an Andrea Doria movie

Recently, I met a world renowned opera singer, Francesco Demuro, and his lovely wife.  He did a performance in  Detroit all the way from Italy,  although he is Sardinian in heritage ( Sardinia was once a province of Italy).  When … Continue reading

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On this day: nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus creates history

– ON THIS DAY – On Aug. 3, 1958, the nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater. http://www.nytimes.com/learnin?g/general/onthisday/big/0803.h?tml#article Nautilus Sails Under the Pole and 1,830 Miles of Arctic Icecap in Pacific-to-Atlantic Passage www.nytimes.com

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