Sailors & Mermaids

Sep 26

" Portrait of a Sailor "  …  Germany [1930] … Photographer:  Margaret Bourke-White

" Portrait of a Sailor "  …  Germany [1930] … Photographer:  Margaret Bourke-White

(Source: jamesdjulia.com)

" Young Sailors " 

" Young Sailors " 

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" Moon Over The Sea "  …  Near Gibraltar,  Photo by: Clementine

" Moon Over The Sea "  …  Near Gibraltar,  Photo by: Clementine

(Source: wavesofzest.com)

" Boat Reflection "  …  Iraklia, Greece … Photographer:  Michael Kahn

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" Boat Reflection "  …  Iraklia, Greece … Photographer:  Michael Kahn

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" Oxford Book of Sea Songs "  

" Oxford Book of Sea Songs "  

(Source: psbnyc.com)

" Lloyd Express "  …  Travel Poster [1929] — Artist:  Lois Gaigg

" Lloyd Express "  …  Travel Poster [1929] — Artist:  Lois Gaigg

(Source: poulwebb.blogspot.com)

" Swedish America Line "  …  Travel Poster [1935]  —  Artist: Ake Rittmark

" Swedish America Line "  …  Travel Poster [1935] —  Artist: Ake Rittmark

(Source: poulwebb.blogspot.com)

" United States Lines "  …  Travel Poster [1952] — Artist:  Lester Beall

" United States Lines "  …  Travel Poster [1952] — Artist:  Lester Beall

(Source: poulwebb.blogspot.com)

" Sunset Over The Sea "  …  Claude Monet  [Circa 1862-64], pastel and gouache on beige paper.

" Sunset Over The Sea "  …  Claude Monet  [Circa 1862-64], pastel and gouache on beige paper.

(Source: poulwebb.blogspot.com)

Sep 25


Dive Bar Mermaids

Dive Bar Mermaids

(Source: mermaids-101)

" Dolphins Off The Port Bow "  …  Photographer: Kevin J. Smith 

" Dolphins Off The Port Bow "  …  Photographer: Kevin J. Smith 

(Source: evgeniyomsk, via navalarchitecture)

" Hawaiian Maiden "  …  Typical of what greeted the arrival of whaling seaman at Lahaina, Maui in the 1820’s:

Whalers and missionaries arrived in Lahaina in the 20s of the XIX century, but soon came into conflict. Shortly after arriving on the island, where he landed in 1823, William Richards, the first Protestant missionary to Lahaina, converted to Christianity, the governor of Maui, Hoapili. Thanks to the influence of Richards, Hoapili passed laws that punished drunkenness and loose morals, so the whalers had to go elsewhere to find alcohol and women after spending months at sea and did not take kindly puritanical influence of the missionaries. In 1826 the English Captain William Buckle made ​​a stop in Lahaina in Maui and found that it had been introduced a new ‘missionaries’ taboo’ against the men who womanizing. The crew, enraged, went ashore to take revenge on Richards, beside which, however, sided with a group of Hawaiian Christians forced the whalers to leave. In 1827, Governor Hoapili arrest the captain of the ship John Palmer for having women on board, and as the crew retaliated with gunfire at Richards’ house.The captain was released, but the laws - and tensions - remained. After the death of the governor Hoapili laws against alcohol and prostitution were less strictly enforced, and the whalers returned to attend Lahaina. Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, two-thirds of the whalers who came to Hawaii landed in Lahaina, which took place in Honolulu as the most important port of the archipelago. The whaling industry began to show signs of crisis in the 1860s, as a result of the impoverishment of the last reserves of the Arctic, and finally received the coup de grace by the emergence of the oil industry. With the disappearance of the whalers, Lahaina became something of a ghost town.

" Hawaiian Maiden "  …  Typical of what greeted the arrival of whaling seaman at Lahaina, Maui in the 1820’s:

Whalers and missionaries arrived in Lahaina in the 20s of the XIX century, but soon came into conflict. Shortly after arriving on the island, where he landed in 1823, William Richards, the first Protestant missionary to Lahaina, converted to Christianity, the governor of Maui, Hoapili. Thanks to the influence of Richards, Hoapili passed laws that punished drunkenness and loose morals, so the whalers had to go elsewhere to find alcohol and women after spending months at sea and did not take kindly puritanical influence of the missionaries. In 1826 the English Captain William Buckle made ​​a stop in Lahaina in Maui and found that it had been introduced a new ‘missionaries’ taboo’ against the men who womanizing. The crew, enraged, went ashore to take revenge on Richards, beside which, however, sided with a group of Hawaiian Christians forced the whalers to leave. In 1827, Governor Hoapili arrest the captain of the ship John Palmer for having women on board, and as the crew retaliated with gunfire at Richards’ house.The captain was released, but the laws - and tensions - remained. After the death of the governor Hoapili laws against alcohol and prostitution were less strictly enforced, and the whalers returned to attend Lahaina. Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, two-thirds of the whalers who came to Hawaii landed in Lahaina, which took place in Honolulu as the most important port of the archipelago. The whaling industry began to show signs of crisis in the 1860s, as a result of the impoverishment of the last reserves of the Arctic, and finally received the coup de grace by the emergence of the oil industry. With the disappearance of the whalers, Lahaina became something of a ghost town.

(Source: terreceltiche.altervista.org)

Sep 24

" Sailors " 

" Sailors " 

(Source: eastliverpoolhistoricalsociety.org)

Sep 23

" Leaping Dolphin "  …  Photographer:  Michael Supinski

" Leaping Dolphin "  …  Photographer:  Michael Supinski

(Source: facebook.com)

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