Milwaukee’s Missing Lightship LV-95

What does Missing Mean? When confronted with the words "Missing Ship" we usually conjure up the dramatic mental image of a ship trying to make its way through a terrific storm only to eventually be overcome by the seas and plunge to the bottom never to be seen again. In the case of LV-95, the ship … Continue reading Milwaukee’s Missing Lightship LV-95

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

Cape May’s Missing Lightship WAL-519

I am currently looking for a missing ship, LV-95/WAL-519 Relief. This ship was a lightship meaning that it was essentially a mobile lighthouse that was sent to places where it was either too impractical or expensive to build a permanent light structure. The duty of these vessels was vitally important. WAL-519 was used as a relief lightship … Continue reading Cape May’s Missing Lightship WAL-519

Current Issues Facing The World’s most (in)Famous Shipwreck: R.M.S. Titanic

Introduction The wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic aside from being the very first image that comes to mind when one considers the words "maritime archaeology" or "shipwreck"; has always been a focal point of controversy since the ship sank April 14, 1912, and when it was first discovered September 1, of 1985.  Admittedly, reading the stories … Continue reading Current Issues Facing The World’s most (in)Famous Shipwreck: R.M.S. Titanic