Shipbuilding, boat making, sailing, navigation, and related pursuits
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-05-08 18:38
The State of Florida is celebrating its 500th birthday, including debates about the exploration of Juan Ponce de León, who landed on the peninsula on April 2, 1513. St. Augustine is the traditional site of the landing, but historian Douglas Peck believes otherwise.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-04-27 09:14
The final UK£35,000 needed to complete the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England's Historic Dockyard has been raised thanks to a plea by the Mary Rose Trust. Museum officials are "putting the finishing touches" on the museum's interior, including filling cases with artifacts receoved from Henry VIII's flagship. (photo)
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Tue, 2013-04-16 12:51
Cannonballs recovered from the Mary Rose wreck in England have been shown to contain iron cores, allowing the cannons to punch the shot through enemy vessels.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-04-14 13:09
Experts have long speculated that a Norse Solarsteinn, or sunstone, was used to help Viking mariners find their way west through cloudy weather, and the discovery of such an artifact on a sunken, 16th century English warship may prove it.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2013-04-03 17:31
Low water in Stockholm's harbor reveals the outline of two sunken warships believed to be from the 17th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-03-20 18:12
David J. Brunelle, Co-ordinator Historical Displays/Exhibits for Tall Ships 1812 in Midland and Penetanguishene Ontario is seeking re-enactors, artisans, entertainers, and historical displays for the event to be held August 24-25, 2013.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Mon, 2013-02-25 12:13
A 16th-century Basque whaling galleon, the San Juan, will be re-constructed full-scale and seaworthy.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-01-28 17:07
The Roskilde 6, the largest Viking long ship ever found, is traveling to England, not to loot and pillage, but to educate, 1,000 years after it carried troops for King Canute of Denmark. The warship wil be displayed by the British Museum in 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-29 21:02
Cold winds and snow may dominate the Northern reaches of our fair Kingdom, but here in the South, winter means camellias and time to fight for the Broach of Manannan. Join us for an exciting weekend of fighting, feasting and revelry as we celebrate the Celtic god of the sea!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-29 12:32
Since 2006, construction workers in Istanbul have worked along with archaeologists to uncover layer after layer of Byzantine history buried beneath the city and the Bosphorus Strait. Now the transit and tunnel project has revealed the "world's biggest shipwreck collection ever found."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-24 17:48
Scientists from the University of Swansea have concluded that among those lost with the sinking of the Mary Rose, King Henry VIII's flagship, in 1545, were elite longbowmen. The conclusion was made after the study of over 100 skeletons found on the remains of the ship.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-30 16:27
Tudor archers with longbows marked the 30th anniversary of the raising of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, from the floor of the Solent. The BBC celebrated the occasion with a short video.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-23 18:45
Apparently fed up with four centuries of sqabbling, US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has designated the Point Reyes Peninsula, north of San Francisco, in Marin County, California, as the site where Sir Francis Drake came ashore and claimed the land for England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-10-15 10:22
The blue Danube's not-very-blue waters are a hindrance to Hungarian archaeologists seeking to investigate a newly-discovered medieval shipwreck in the river 18 miles north of Budapest. The Danube connected much of Europe in the Middle Ages, but was hazardous to navigate.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-14 10:31
Marine archaeologists working at a port near the ancient village of Birka, Sweden believe the port was larger than previously believed and may show evidence of the exensive trade system of the Norse.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-10-06 23:52
Police grew suspicious recently when a Viking longship was seen moving around Elcho Island, an island off the coast of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The ship was piloted by a crew of six Rus. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-09-26 11:38
Russian Archaeologists are excited by the discovery of an 8th century Byzantine shipwreck discovered under Taman Bay in the Bacl Sea. The merchant ship, called the "most valuable artifact in 12 years" still held only one amphora in what must have once been a large cargo.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-09-20 18:05
"There are some broken jars around the wreck, but we believe that most of the amphorae inside the ship are still sealed and food filled," Lt. Col. Francesco Schilardi about a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck found recently off the coast of the Italian city of Genoa.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-08-18 18:07
Tom Donkin of the BBC reports on the sailing of the Havhingsten, a 30 metres long reconstruction of a Viking ship, which sailed recently from Denmark to Germany. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-08-16 16:24
In a preview of the 3rd Annual Wings of Hope Cardboard Boat Race, which was held July 28, 2012, Angie Mock from Fox News 2 in St. Louis interviews Gwendolyn and Fernando from the Barony of Three Rivers about their entry in the race.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-08-10 13:13
Diver and shipwreck hunter Todd Stevens thinks he has found a wreck worthy of Hollywood: The John, the craft of notorious privateer John Mucknell, known as the Pirate King of Scilly.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-07-15 18:52
Scientists from Oxford University have determined the diet of sailors aboard the Mary Rose, based on the study of 80 skeletons from the Royal Naval Hospital, as well as the shipwreck. Their report has been published in the American Journal of Phsyical Anthropology.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-06-18 16:49
“I loved her very much, she wished for that sort of funeral, so that’s what she got," said Francis Mulcahy about the Norse funeral he arranged for his recently-deceased wife. Francis constructed a replica longboat to carry wife Karine's ashes as a fitting farewell.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-06-14 11:00
A shipwreck found off the coast of Ireland carried an exotic cargo of Iberian pottery and coconuts. The coconuts, which likely sank in the late 16th or early 17th century, would mark the earliest known arrival of this fruit in Ireland.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-06-08 18:00
Adding insult to injury, a ship that sank in the Thames in 1574 is now being resunk in a lake in Leicestershire, England. The wreck will be used as an aquatic classroom to train underwater archaeologists.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-06-08 16:14
Seafarer's Celebration is an event to celebrate the people of different time periods and nationalities that made their livelihood on the waters of the world.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-05-28 16:54
Italian archaeologists have recently excavated a 3rd century Roman shipwreck off the coast of Marausa Lido, a beach resort near Trapani. On board they found eveidence of smuggling in the form of unusual tubular tiles, taken from North Africa to Rome. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-05-24 14:57
The Mary Rose, one of Henry VIII's warships, was launched in 1511, and saw her last voyage in 1545. In honor of this majestic warship (WAR!), raise your sails and come visit Dun Carraig for a day of Nautical-themed fun (AVAST!)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-23 18:03
In a YouTube video, Neil MacGregor discusses a small silver medal commorating the 1577-80 around-the-world voyage of Sir Francis Drake. The video is part of the BBC program entitled Shakespeare's Restless World.(video)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-05-17 10:59
Records from more than 1.8 million ships that sailed through the Danish sound will go online in May 2012. The records date from the mid 15th century to 1857.