Shipbuilding, boat making, sailing, navigation, and related pursuits
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-20 18:19
Divers are examining the remains of a ship which sank off the coast of Pensacola, Florida during a hurricane in 1559. The ship is believed to be one of several Spanish ships sent to colonize the area. A previous ship was discovered 15 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-20 14:40
Are you a pirate who feels unappreciated? Perhaps you need a degree from St. Augustine Pirate University where you can complete "the course of study [in which] we will assist you in the reaffirmation of your knowledge by recognizing your achievements with the granting of a diploma in your chosen field of Pirateology."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-03 20:15
A replica Viking ship, a remnant of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, has been added to the list of the 10 most endangered landmarks in Illinois. You can help by voting to save the ship.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-26 07:17
An octopus caught recently by a Korean fisherman was hauled on board clutching a 900-year-old piece of pottery. The catch has led to the discovery of more than 30 12th century bowls.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-20 13:22
Over 300 of the props and costumes from the Hornblower television series will be auctioned in Maldon, Essex on October 3, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-15 17:55
Work is underway to hoist a ship from the Song Dynasty (1127-1279) from the South China Sea in October 2007. The largest Song Dynasty cargo ship ever discovered, researchers expect to find between 60,000 and 80,000 artifacts on board.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-03 15:19
After several serious set-backs, the Viking ship Sea Stallion has reached Dublin, Ireland. The ship, with its 65-member crew, left Denmark on July 1, 2007 for the historic voyage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 17:24
The Mary Rose, flagship to King Henry VIII, is facing a much more devious enemy than French warships: bacteria which produce a corrosive acid.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-12 21:00
In an update on the Sea Stallion, a replica Viking ship heading from Norway to Ireland, the BBC reports that the ship was becalmed and needed to be towed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-27 07:02
A longboat, dating to the Viking era, is soon to be lifted from the River Boyne in Drogheda, Ireland. It is the first such discovery in Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-21 13:08
"Pick up your ice-cream sticks, send them to me and I will put them to use," said stuntman Robert McDonald to kids on a radio show. What he built from the 15 million sticks was a 15-metre Viking ship.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-07 20:03
On July 1, 2007, a crew of 65 men and women set sail from Denmark to Dublin on a reconstructed Viking warship called the Sea Stallion. The project's goal was to recreate the journey of the Viking raiding parties.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-30 09:12
A call goes out to every seafaring wench and buccaneer at heart to march and be noticed in the 11th Annual "Pirate Festival Parade" to be held on July 7th, 2007 at 12:00 noon in the town of Olcott, New York.
Here's a chance
for all you fencers out there to show off your skills with a little
swashbuckling action while jugglers can astound the crowd with your hand
precision down the parade route. Not a fencer or juggler you say? Well not
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Thu, 2007-06-21 12:18
The small box buried nearly four centuries with the wreck of a Spanish galleon was gently pried open Friday afternoon.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-19 08:54
Avast, me hearties! The Bountiful Shire of Noiregarde would like to welcome all ye Land Lubbers and the like to join in on a weekend o’ fun at Pirates, Knaves and Idiots!
Thursday thru Sunday, June 21-24
Participation fee is a mere $10 (plus a $3 non-member charge)
Feastin’ fer both Friday and Saturday eve will cost the mere pittance of a one-time only $10.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2007-06-09 09:28
The Sea Stallion of Glendalough, the "world's biggest and most ambitious Viking ship reconstruction," which is "modeled after a 950 year old warship excavated in 1962 from the Roskilde Fjord," will set sail on July 1 from Roskilde, Denmark on its voyage to Dublin, Ireland, a city whose founding is attributed to 9th century Vikings.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-26 15:57
Deep sea salvagers from Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration may have retrieved the "richest sunken treasure ever discovered: hundreds of thousands of colonial-era silver and gold coins worth an estimated US$500 million from a shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean."
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2007-05-23 10:30
For those who love sailing ships, the famous British ship and "world's last surviving tea clipper," Cutty Sark, has been burned in what police are calling a "suspicious" circumstance.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-11 11:18
Get pirattitude! September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
For information on how to celebrate, visit the official, accept-no-substitutes, Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site at http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-06 19:00
Julian Dixon has created a website to assist with the understanding of ancient nautical and maritime terms.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-12 06:02
Shiver me timbers! Lock up yer daughters! The pirates are coming to New Orleans for the first ever Pyrate-con April 20-22, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-28 15:56
Beyond Capricorn, a new book by Australian author Peter Trickett, theorizes that the Portuguese, rather than the Dutch or British, are responsible for the discovery of Australia. The theory is based largely on a 16th century maritime map.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2007-03-19 10:47
A replica of the Gokstad Viking ship, built in Norway and sailed across the Atlantic to be exhibited in the 1896 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, has been listed as an Endangered Historic Site by a landmarks commission in Illinois.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-14 10:29
Master Danr Ketilsmiðr of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on progress to construct an authentic Viking Faering using period methods.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-27 13:14
An 8th century shipwreck, discovered off the coast of Dor, Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, is believed to be the only existing ship of its kind. Discovered over a decade ago, the wreck has been the subject of intensive study and carbon dating.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-21 09:10
Critics of a plan to move three 1000-year-old Viking ships to a new museum believe that the plan could destroy the irreplaceable artifacts.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-03 16:16
Come along on a voyage of adventure and reward, with the Barony of Seleone, as we cruise the blue waters from the coast of Brittany to the Isle of Cyprus. Bring your rapier gear to defend your crew in the town battles. Heavy fighters, ever wanted to pillage a village? Or defend one? How about defending your ship in a mock naval battle? Test your skill on the live weapons range or relax and enjoy our many classes from Pirates 101 to Shipboard Cuisine. Young scalawags (youth fighters) will also have their chance to fight for their share of the bounty. Enjoy a wonderful feast with Location:
Barony of Seleone (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-02 16:52
For six days in June of 2007, the residents of Norfolk, Virginia will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Colony with "military, maritime and cultural activities" designed to showcase the best of the region.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-26 17:25
A dream will come true next summer for a group of would-be Vikings who have volunteered to sail the Danish ship Havhingsten on a seven-week, 1,000-mile voyage.
Submitted by John of the Hills on Sat, 2006-11-18 10:39
More than 1,200 tall (1m) jars have been discovered in a Roman first century shipwreck. Scientists are hoping that any remaining sealed jars will provide them with samples of the fish sauce for analysis.