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What’s In A Name? The Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Introduction: Commemoration Versus Historic Preservation "History is serious business and we have an obligation to confront the complex and difficult chapters of our past." Stephanie Meeks, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation With the recent "Alt-Right" KKK, and neo-nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia there has been a flurry of removal of Confederate monuments across the … Continue reading What’s In A Name? The Coast Guard Cutter Taney

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The Loss of The South Goodwin Lightship LV-90

"...The South Goodwin Lightship could just be seen, a dim red barque married forever to the same compass point and condemned, like a property ship on the stage of Drury Lane, to watch a diorama of waves and clouds sail busily into the wings. Without papers or passengers or cargo, it lay anchored forever to the … Continue reading The Loss of The South Goodwin Lightship LV-90

The Continuing Search For The Lost Lightship LV-95/WAL-519

  This blog is an update on the research from the previous blog post,  Cape May's Missing Lightship. This post is going to detail my ongoing research into this lost lightship, wherein I slowly put the puzzle pieces together to find out what finally became of this ship. The Story So Far... I appeared on the … Continue reading The Continuing Search For The Lost Lightship LV-95/WAL-519

Museum Ships Series II: The Raising of the Gunboat Spitfire

  Introduction As stated at the end of the previous chapter of the Museum Ship's Series, this blog was going to be about the former Wisconsin museum ship Alvin Clark. Once again in an attempt to be timelier, this blog will be discussing a current attempt being planned to raise a shipwreck to be put on display … Continue reading Museum Ships Series II: The Raising of the Gunboat Spitfire

Phillips Submarine’s Part I

 "...And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth..." -Galadriel, The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring.  Separating Fact From Fiction Even though the quote is a common trope in fictional stories, it illustrates a common challenge with historical research. That in some cases there … Continue reading Phillips Submarine’s Part I