Star of Alaska (Balclutha) in floating drydock, circa 1954-1955 / steel hull full-rigged ship built 1886 now part of collection at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2544×2539]

Star of Alaska (Balclutha) in floating drydock, circa 1954-1955 / steel hull full-rigged ship built 1886 now part of collection at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2544×2539]

General cargo vessel MS Cap San Diego / built 1961, saved from scrapping in 1986 when purchased by the city of Hamburg to preserve as museum ship. [1018×679]

General cargo vessel MS Cap San Diego / built 1961, saved from scrapping in 1986 when purchased by the city of Hamburg to preserve as museum ship. [1018×679]

Last night, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran approached our jam and requested a few western swing songs from his youth. He said that as his ship was leaving the port for war, they heard San Antonio Rose fading into the distance. Needless to say, we played the song and gave it our all.

Last night, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran approached our jam and requested a few western swing songs from his youth. He said that as his ship was leaving the port for war, they heard San Antonio Rose fading into the… Continue Reading

Life-size wooden model representing the cross section of the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Church in Rome. Mario Botta Architetti [833×1000]

Life-size wooden model representing the cross section of the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Church in Rome. Mario Botta Architetti [833×1000]

An aerial view of Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, with three docked aircraft carriers on 25 August 1971. The carriers are the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in dry dock, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), and the USS Hancock (CVA-19) (left). [2936 x 2364]

An aerial view of Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, with three docked aircraft carriers on 25 August 1971. The carriers are the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in dry dock, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), and the USS Hancock (CVA-19) (left).… Continue Reading