Dreams of a Future Past: the Geddes Ocean Liner & Yacht

An Ambitious Design This blog post is another diversion from the typical fare of JaySea Archaeology blog. Outside of the blog posts that discuss maritime pseudoarchaeology, most of the ships covered in this blog represent physical ships that exist or at least existed at one point. Archaeology is inherently the study of the physical, the … Continue reading Dreams of a Future Past: the Geddes Ocean Liner & Yacht

Museum Ships Series VI: Lightship LV-84 (WAL-509)

Another Lost Lightship In previous researches into missing lightships like LV-95, I had encountered numerous stories of other sunk or missing lightships. As I had stated in other blog posts, compared to other historic ships, lightships had a comparatively unglamorous history. These vessels were built for a very specific purpose, to be sentinels at sea … Continue reading Museum Ships Series VI: Lightship LV-84 (WAL-509)

Museum Ships Series V: HMS Implacable

"Never Again." Frank Carr, World Ship Trust  The Sunken Museum Ship The fifth ship in the Museum Ships Series is the former HMS Implacable. Although never formally placed on display to the public as a museum ship, the attempts were made to preserve Implacable as a museum ship. Just like the Implacable lost to the HMS Victory as the Dugay-Trouin … Continue reading Museum Ships Series V: HMS Implacable

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