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Museum Ships Series I.V: A Tale of Two Ships

A Tale of Two Ships: The Falls of Clyde and the Peking When I had begun the Museum Ships Series on this blog, the goal was to discuss museum ships that had failed and the reasons for their failure. This post is decidedly much more positive, as it is going to discuss the recent success in the … Continue reading Museum Ships Series I.V: A Tale of Two Ships

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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

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