Nautical

Shipbuilding, boat making, sailing, navigation, and related pursuits

Pirate Festival Parade

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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 Location:
Olcott, New York

Old box's booty turns out to be bountiful

The small box buried nearly four centuries with the wreck of a Spanish galleon was gently pried open Friday afternoon.

Pirates, Knaves and Idiots!

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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)
Wee lads and lasses 13 years of age and under are free!

Feastin’ fer both Friday and Saturday eve will cost the mere pittance of a one-time only $10. Location:
Shire of Noiregarde (Beulah, Wyoming)

Viking Longship to Sail North Sea

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.

Atlantic shipwreck richest ever

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."

Cutty Sark Burns

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.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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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

Ancient nautical and maritime terms translator

Julian Dixon has created a website to assist with the understanding of ancient nautical and maritime terms.

Pirates invade New Orleans

Shiver me timbers! Lock up yer daughters! The pirates are coming to New Orleans for the first ever Pyrate-con April 20-22, 2007.

Author believes Portuguese discovered Australia

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.

Viking Ship Replica on Endangered List

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.

Northshield man building Viking boat

Master Danr Ketilsmiðr of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on progress to construct an authentic Viking Faering using period methods.

8th century ship found in Mediterranean Sea

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.

Move may endanger Viking ships

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.

Pirates of the Mediterranean

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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)

Jamestown 400th anniversary in 2007

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.

Viking Ship to Sail Next Summer

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.

Hunt for Roman Fish Sauce Recipe in Shipwreck

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.

Diving Blackbeard's Ship

A 13-member crew of archaeological divers has been excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of the notorious privateer and pirate Blackbeard, off the North Carolina coast.

Viking ship found in Larvik

Archaeologists found the remains of a ship from the Viking Age recently, in a burial mound on a farm outside the coastal city of Larvik.

Seeking Answers to Columbus Riddles

"Genovese nobleman or Catalan pirate? Adventurous explorer or greedy tyrant? What if the Italian gentleman who discovered America was in fact a brutal torturer and slave owner? And what if he wasn't even Italian?" Two Spanish scholars hope to answer some of the long-debated questions about Christopher Columbus using newly obtained evidence.

Period Pewter Collection to be Auctioned

The pewter collection of the late Stanley Shemmell, including objects of Roman origin and vessels from the Spanish Armada, will go on sale at Bonham's auction house on October 26. The items in the collection represent over a thousand years in the history of pewter-making.

Researchers seek sunken Spanish colony ship

In 1526, Luis Vasquez de Ayllon attempted to establish a Spanish colony on the coast of what is now the state of Georgia. He ran his vessel aground off the South Carolina coast, and it all began to go horribly wrong. Now researchers are looking for the wrecked flagship of the colony expedition.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 5, 610

In the process of deposing and replacing the Byzantine emperor Phocas, Heraclius attacked Constantinople with a fleet on October 5, 610 C.E.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 2, 1535

On October 2, during his second voyage to North America, Jacques Cartier came to a town which he renamed "Montreal."

Today in the Middle Ages: September 29, 1513

Vasco Núñez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean on September 29, 1513.

What Comes After Q, Matey?

Arrrrr! SCA member Matthew B. Taylor plays pirate for a young visitor at the Newport (Kentucky) Aquarium. The pair was celebrating "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

1100-Year-Old Viking Boat Discovered in Ireland

Archaeologists working on a trench near Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, have discovered a 10-foot-long, wooden boat believed to be from the Viking era. The craft may have been a cargo carrier or a fishing boat.

September 19th: Talk like a Pirate Day!

What comes after Q? Arrrrr! Enjoy "National Talk Like A Pirate Day."

Search on for Florida's First Settlement

Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano is recognized as the founder of the first European settlement in Florida which was established near Pensacola in 1559. The settlement was destroyed by a hurricane two years later. Now, with the 450th anniversary approaching, archaeologists are searching for the site.