Quote on Work by Helen Keller

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to? accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is? moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, … Continue reading

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Titanic anniversary: the talk is all about the rivets

It is as clear as the waters of the North Atlantic were the Titanic sank 400 miles southeast of Newfoundland:  what sank the “unsinkable”  Titanic is  rivet failure.  Recovered rivets from  the 12,000 foot deep wreck  show that the ones … Continue reading

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International Marine Forensics Symposium: call for papers

The symposium, scheduled for April 3-5 of 2012  in Washington DC is looking for scientific papers on the following topics  that  are not yet  assigned: Historical shipwrecks  ?  merchant/commercial ships Andrea Doria (Pierette Simpson and Bill Garzke) Titanic Hull Failure … Continue reading

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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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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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Quote by William James

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” ~William James

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Squeeze on the Suez Canal

Simon Rose Interview on Shipping Through Suez Canal http://www.bloomberg.com/video/66355924/ There is   much concern  about the shipping of oil  and other petroleum products on this  body of water  during the  precarious  situation in Cairo.  Although 1 million people have walked  the … Continue reading

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Speaking for the Livonia Town Hall Meeting

I want to share with you a very pleasant experience I had yesterday.  I was invited to speak  to the Livonia Town Hall meeting.  They usually bring in  well-known speakers. (Their first speaker was George Clooney’s father.)   Obviously, I’m not … Continue reading

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Quote by Mother Theresa

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” -Mother Theresa

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