Nautical

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

American Firm Investigates Salvaging Sussex

An American salvage company is investigating the possibility of salvaging the British warship Sussex which sank off the coast of Gibraltor in 1694.

"Chaucer's Treatise on Using an Astrolabe" Sparks Interest in Navigational Instruments

In 1391, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a treatise on how to use an astrolabe. A transcription of the work is now available online, which sparked a discussion of navigational instruments on the Lochac list.

Pirates Invade the Internet

What comes after Q? Arrrrrr. It's pirates all the way as Dame Aoife shares her links for websites dealing with historical pirates.

Learning from Historical Explorers

Aoife shares a list of annotated links dealing with period explorers.