" Lulworth 1920 — The Restoration of the Century "  …  This classic sail yacht, built in 1920, is the world’s largest gaff cutter.  After a sailing career in the 1920’s and 1930’s, she went mostly neglected until 1990, when plans were made to do a restoration, which was completed in 2006.  See the complete and remarkable story here:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCTg4sOFLYQ 

More Photos Here:  http://www.yachtcharterfleet.com/luxury-charter-yacht-24288/lulworth-photos.htm 

More Info:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lulworth_(yacht) 

" Gaff Rigged Cutter — ‘Nori I’ "  …  Radio Controlled Model  …  Details Here:  http://www.hss.cmu.edu/philosophy/kelly/boats.htm 

mermaidsofcolor:

Painting of a Thai mermaid that is printed on half of a greeting card. Signature is written in English and Thai but hard to make out. Found years ago at a garage sale.

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oupacademic:

The shells of marine snails, especially those inhabiting the shallow depths of the tropical oceans, are often extremely colorful and have fascinated researchers for centuries. While warm colors, such as orange or red, are relatively common, intense cool colors, especially violet and blue, are uncommon in marine gastropod shells. Species showing vivid violet hues are rare, and those showing blue even more so. This image shows some of the most spectacular examples of these shells.

Find out more about this burgeoning area of research in the Journal of Molluscan Studies.

Image courtesy of Chong Chen, Department of Zoology, Merton College, University of Oxford. Do not reproduce without permission.

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" Mermaid Decorated Japanese Ceramics "  …  The Toyoda Kougei (pottery business), of Hasami, Japan, custom-made these three pieces for Sailor Gil … The artwork was done by Yasumitsu Toyoda and his brother, Minoru Toyoda did the firing in the kiln … [Photos by Sailor Gil]

[Sailor Gil Collection] 

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" Diamond Head "  …  Vintage Photograph [Circa 1920’s] by:  ”Williams Studio, Honolulu, T.H.” which is stamped on the reverse … The photographer, James J. Williams, started his business in Hawaii in 1879 and he died in 1926  …  [Flea Market Find]

[Sailor Gil Collection] 

(Source: sailorgil.com)

" Vintage Shell Art Bowl With Mermaid "  …  Flea Market Find

[Sailor Gil Collection]  

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paristraveler:

VIntage cocktail menu - Cliff House, San Francisco 1903’s

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" Triple Play " 

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" Swaggy Sailor " 

(Source: crystal-fur-vault)

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fuckyeahvintage-retro:


Mermaid Wall Plaque, c.1950s (via)


Actually, this is a modern piece by Artist: Claudette Barjoud, as per the post here:  http://pinuppersuasion.com/tag/cupcake/  and her store is here:  http://fluffshop.com/  

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Mermaid Wall Plaque, c.1950s (via)

Actually, this is a modern piece by Artist: Claudette Barjoud, as per the post here:  http://pinuppersuasion.com/tag/cupcake/  and her store is here:  http://fluffshop.com/  

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design-is-fine:

The Mermaid Ewer and Basin, 1610-11. Silver, embossed and engraved. London.

A ewer and basin were used for the washing of hands during and after a meal. Rosewater or other sweet-scented warm water was most commonly used. From the 13th century a marine theme was considered in Europe as most appropriate for the decoration. Mermaids were particularly fashionable. V&A

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adesignresearcher:

Snapshot of unidentified sailor carrying a Kodak box camera, dated Jan. 1946. 

Collection David Claudon

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