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18th Century Boat Replica From Russia Stops in Sault Ste. Marie
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Aug 2020

Boats and Bells

This past weekend was beautiful, with just a touch of autumn chill in the air and no discernible humidity. I spent Saturday painting my front fence, which is just about the most social thing you can do in a small city, and Sunday we went to one of my...
From: streets of salem on 26 Aug 2019

Modern aquatics

“A Thames wherry passes close to the wall of a riverside tavern, and is about to go under a high timber bridge. The two oarsmen have immense artificial-looking whiskers and curled hair, cf. British Museum satires no. 15962, no hats, and wear striped...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Jun 2019

NSW's oldest boat uncovered during works.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Nov 2018

Fire Lighting Quotes.

Lov na race; čakališče na jezeru pri jami Lisišče (1759) by  Franz Anton von Steinberg which depicts waterfowl hunting."There happened to be an iron pot and an ax on board--- they cut off a piece of the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Jun 2018

An American Perspective on the Guard Boats of the Hudson

Sgt. Benjamin Gilbert of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment awoke near Verplanck Point on May 31, 1779 with cause to celebrate: it was his birthday,... The post An American Perspective on the Guard Boats of the Hudson appeared first on Journal of the American...

Whale Boats on the Hudson

By March of 1778 Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam, “Old Put” to his men, was exhausted.[1] He had been writing to General Washington for months... The post Whale Boats on the Hudson appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Tale of Three Gunboats: Lake Champlain’s Revolutionary War Heritage

Book Review: A Tale of Three Gunboats: Lake Champlain’s Revolutionary War Heritage by Philip Lundeberg, Arthur Cohn, Jennifer Jones, et al. (Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and the... The post A Tale of Three Gunboats: Lake Champlain’s...

The Lost Bungalows of Great Misery Island

Out on Salem Sound the other day, sailing in a beautiful boat, I looked over at one of the several islands that mark the entrance to Salem Harbor and tried to imagine what once was. Off Great Misery Island there is a calm maritime meeting place referred...
From: streets of salem on 27 Jun 2017

Steamboats and Teaching Tech

Nora Slonimsky looks at teaching the relationship between steamboats and intellectual property in the early republic.
From: The Junto on 4 Nov 2016

Window Boxes & Wooden Boats

This past weekend was very busy in Salem, with the monthly Derby Square FSA market and the annual Jazz and Soul Festival, the Antique and Classic Boat Festival, and the New England Kayak Fishing Tournament all happening. My husband participates...
From: streets of salem on 22 Aug 2016

Honest Ben, 1786

"Honest Ben," printed by C. Sheppard, 1786, Bodleian Library Broadside Collection. Today's entry in the sailor's farewell trope is a broadside ballad sang from the throat of a sailor heading gout to see. Ben shares a "parting glass" with his love Sue,...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 14 Aug 2016

Color Full Days

A very full weekend in more ways than one: eating, drinking, shopping, gardening, sailing, events all around me. The weather has been nothing short of perfect: sunny in the low to mid-80s without a trace of humidity. We will pay later if we don’t...
From: streets of salem on 27 Jun 2016

Baker’s Island, Now and Then

If you look at a Google map of Salem you will see that its borders extend out into the Sound, to encompass several islands miles off the coast. These islands have been legally part of Salem from the seventeenth century, guarding the long entrance into...
From: streets of salem on 9 Sep 2015

Invading America: The Flatboats that Landed Thousands of British Troops on American Beaches

Amphibious operations, which involve landing troops and supplies from the sea to the land, are extremely difficult and require special techniques, close coordination between the navy and army, as well as specialized equipment. The British learned the...

Foudroyant and Pégase entering Portsmouth Harbour, 1782

Foudroyant and Pégase entering Portsmouth Harbour, 1782More images and story here:,+1740-1790)
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Jan 2015

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