Shipbuilding, boat making, sailing, navigation, and related pursuits
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-28 16:56
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 11:47
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 11:29
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 14:14
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 10:10
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 17:16
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 17:52
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 18:25
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 11:39
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-16 12:48
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-11-04 09:49
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-10-27 11:42
"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.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-10-18 09:20
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-05 18:36
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-05 10:26
In the process of deposing and replacing the Byzantine emperor Phocas, Heraclius attacked Constantinople with a fleet on October 5, 610 C.E.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-02 12:15
On October 2, during his second voyage to North America, Jacques Cartier came to a town which he renamed "Montreal."
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-09-29 11:43
Vasco Núñez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean on September 29, 1513.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-25 18:57
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."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-22 06:47
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2006-09-19 18:15
What comes after Q? Arrrrr! Enjoy "National Talk Like A Pirate Day."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-15 08:17
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-08-10 16:24
"Like Romans, Athenians and other residents of the world's great historic cities, the residents of Istanbul can hardly put a shovel in the ground without digging up something important." Archaelogists working on the site of a new subway station believe they have found a port from Byzantine times.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2006-07-30 18:26
Amateur divers off the coast of Cyprus have stumbled across the wreck of a ship believed to have taken part in the 1570 to 1571 Ottoman siege of Famagusta.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-27 13:03
It started as an idea and has grown into a legend. Alas, all good things come to an end. That's right, Oertha has a new prince and princess and as the summer wanes, it's time for "Who's Afraid of Beowulf 4!"
This will be the last installment of our saga. The great Hrafnafjordr Axe of Might has long carried the spirit of The Beast Grendel within it and has corrupted the shire's Champion. Now the call goes out to find a new hero, one who can defeat the old champion, now turned wicked, and lay waste to the spirit of Grendel himself, freeing the Shire from evil, once and for all....In addition to the championship tourney there will be contests aplenty to celebrate the Viking spirit in all of us including miniature Viking boat building (extra points for authenticity and if it is able to float and hold a small amount of weight), Viking booty call (fashion show) and a good old fashioned beserker contest. As the evening winds down, come over Byfrost to Valhalla, where we will feast with those who died in honorable combat against the monster that day. Bring your own spirits and a good voice to the Bardic fire. This is the LAST BEOWULF!! Be there or be...uh... square! Lord Gunnar's duties call him elsewhere and he has passed the torch on to other shire folk.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-07-18 14:07
Members of the Barony of Bjornsborg in San Antonio, Texas "sailed" into the Semmes Branch Library at Comanche Lookout Park on July 1, 2006. The local SCA group presented a demo for library patrons. Chuck McCollough of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-13 08:18
The Godspeed is set to sail this summer. A replica of the 17th century ship that carried the first settlers to Jamestown, Virginia, the ship will be touring the East Coast of the United States.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-16 18:58
William Adams, the first Englishman to reach Japan, died on May 16, 1620.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 08:02
The grandson of Thor Heyerdahl is re-enacting his grandfather's 1947 re-enactment of a hypothetical ancient voyage from South America to the Polynesian islands.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 11:52
Amerigo Vespucci departed Lisbon on May 13, 1501 on the voyage that would put his name on two continents.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-09 11:08
On May 9, 1386, England and Portugal signed the Treaty of Windsor, a pledge of mutual assistance which remains in effect to this day.