Shipbuilding, boat making, sailing, navigation, and related pursuits
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-07 19:16
Maritime archaeologists have announced plans to raise an 11-meter timber from the bow of the warship Mary Rose.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-29 14:10
1550s Spain: Christopher Columbus may have been the first to journey to the New World, but these days it seems every explorer worth his salt is either looking for or holding letters of marque to carry them to a place called the Americas. They have high hopes of bringing back riches and glory. Ponte Alto wishes to commend Spain for its vision to sponsor the first voyage to this wondrous new land. Therefore, we have planned a day of Feasting and Celebration in honor of Spain and the intrepid explorers who followed Columbus' lead.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-19 08:48
Want to be like Jack Sparrow? Wear an eyepatch? Go around saying "Arrrrr" a lot? Then today is YOUR day! Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 09:13
Chinese archaeologists are excited about the discovery of an ancient war ship from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The 20-meter-long ship was found in Dengzhou Harbor in Penglai in China's Shandong Province.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-30 08:51
Ship builder Robert McDonald has entered the record books by constructing a 15-meter Viking longboat of 15 million ice cream sticks. The ship, which took two years to build, was launched in Amsterdam harbor.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-20 06:42
The wreck of a 17th century ship off the coast of Dorset, England, will now be protected from treasure hunters and unlicenced divers by the British government.
Submitted by Rosanore of Redthorn on Wed, 2005-08-17 13:04
Robert McDonald, former Hollywood stuntman, has built a replica of a Viking longship from 15 million ice cream sticks.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-17 16:40
Editors of Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe have announced the publication of Issue 8: Traders, Saints, and Pirates: The Sea in Early Medieval Northwestern Europe.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2005-07-13 14:27
This museum is a celebration of fascinating devices that don't work. It houses diverse examples of the perverse genius of inventors who refused to let their thinking be intimidated by the laws of nature, remaining optimistic in the face of repeated failures. Watch and be amazed as we bring to life eccentric and even intricate perpetual motion machines that have remained steadfastly unmoving since their inception.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-08 21:47
The Skidbladner, a 26 meter replica of a Viking longship, abandoned after a failed attempt to sail to North America, will find a new home on Unst, the most nothernly of Scotland's Shetland Islands.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-06-21 10:39
Baron Pietari Uv, Clerk of the Crowns Ships, has announced that Drachenwald's Royal Navy now has a website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-18 12:03
A well-preserved Roman barge has been discovered at the bottom of the Rhine River in the Netherlands. The vessel is the oldest of its type ever discovered in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-04 14:35
Last February several longboats full of intrepid Vikings sailed up the River Ouse to claim the City of York.
Submitted by Yesungge on Sun, 2005-04-24 06:43
As the summer comes to a close, the harvesting is close to done, the merchant vessels are heavily laden with grains, foods, jewelry, cloth, weapons and iron destined for their Majesties and traders in far away lands. Though some have made an uneventful journey, others have been detained, boarded, and had their holds emptied by pirates. Upon hearing of this, Their Excellencies declared the warriors of these lands must arm themselves and put an end to the piracy that hinders trade and is stopping the taxes from reaching the King and Queen.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-26 16:24
Research on lenses discovered at a Viking archaeological dig on the island of Gotland provides evidence that the Norse may have had sophisticated navigational instruments as early as the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 16:46
Plans to continue the preservation of a medieval ship owned by the Earl of Warwick have hit another snag. Newport Council members need to raise UK£300,000 a year to keep the ship from being destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 17:01
In Heritage & Culture reporter Brendan O'Brien looks at the history and influence of the remnants of the Spanish Armada shipwrecked by a storm in the Irish Sea.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 20:35
Researchers are hoping that DNA tests will confirm the identity of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, privateer, explorer and namer of Cape Cod.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-19 14:37
A 1,000-year-old Viking boat, constructed from an oak log, has been given a place of prominence in the Yorkshire Museum's Jorvik Viking Festival holiday showcase.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-02-18 16:24
"Boating on a River" will be on display at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through August 14, 2005.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-02-03 17:40
Mistress Chai'usun, who is in charge of Information Services for Pennsic War 34, is seeking donations of artwork for this year's site medallion on the theme "Ships, Sailing, and Seaports."
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-01-31 08:12
A living history group, the Ansteorran Longship Company, and their ship are featured in a documentary that will air on The History Channel in late February. Ironically, they are portraying not Vikings but Phoenicians.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-01-26 11:05
The Ansteorran Longship Company is a Texas-based group that celebrates and recreates Scandanavian culture and history, including Viking folklore and traditions. The group's members are largely drawn from the SCA's Barony of Bjornsborg. Each year the Company helps to host a large Viking Fest in Waco, Texas.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-05 08:24
Marine archaeologists are excited about the discovery of parts of a medieval ship in the Thames Estuary.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-11-25 10:26
An Elizabethan trading ship, recently found in the Thames estuary may have been headed on a secret trading mission to Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-09 21:21
Over fifty shipwrecks dating to ancient times have been catalogued beneath the waters of Germany's Lake Constance.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-11-05 17:17
This Israeli web site has high-resolution scans of many historical maps of cities throughout the world. Many are late-period (1500s and beyond), but some are earlier than that.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 22:24
Researchers have put together a menu of the food items eaten by Christopher Columbus and his crews on the three voyages to the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 12:18
The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 10:30
Viking raiders wishing to upgrade their transportation might want to consider the Fyrdraca, a reconstructed longship based on the Ralsweig/Rügen II Viking longship wreck found off the island of Rügen, Germany in the Baltic Sea.