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]

An ancient Roman shipwreck was discovered on the east coast of Cyprus. This is the first well-preserved ship of this type in the history of the island. [800×600]

An ancient Roman shipwreck was discovered on the east coast of Cyprus. This is the first well-preserved ship of this type in the history of the island. [800×600]

Identity unknown. I was on a Viking Line ship out of Copenhagen bound for Tallin; as we made our way out through the archipelago this beauty was on her way in.

Identity unknown. I was on a Viking Line ship out of Copenhagen bound for Tallin; as we made our way out through the archipelago this beauty was on her way in.

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

Launch of the American Liberty ship SS Frederick Douglass at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards in Baltimore, May 22, 1943. Add’l info in comments. [4096 × 3209]

Launch of the American Liberty ship SS Frederick Douglass at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards in Baltimore, May 22, 1943. Add’l info in comments. [4096 × 3209]