Sailors & Mermaids

Aug 30

" Prince Frederick’s Barge "  …   Carved decorative work by James Richards, 1731-1732. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

" Prince Frederick’s Barge "  …   Carved decorative work by James Richards, 1731-1732. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

(Source: Wikipedia)

" The Ama Diving For Abalone "  …  Original Hokusai (1760 – 1849) Japanese Woodblock Print

" The Ama Diving For Abalone "  …  Original Hokusai (1760 – 1849) Japanese Woodblock Print

(Source: poppypeppers.wordpress.com)

everydayamermaid:

The Seven Seas by Ronald Searle

everydayamermaid:

The Seven Seas by Ronald Searle

Aug 29

 “The Bookshelf for boys and girls Little Journeys into Bookland” (1912) by Internet Archive Book Images on Flickr.

 “The Bookshelf for boys and girls Little Journeys into Bookland” (1912) by Internet Archive Book Images on Flickr.

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" Island Girl "  

" Island Girl "  

(Source: kitastcyr, via sailorgil)

sailorgil:

" Pipe Smoking Sailor Buddies in Hawaii " 

Photo courtesy of “Collection of David Claudon”

sailorgil:

" Pipe Smoking Sailor Buddies in Hawaii " 

Photo courtesy of “Collection of David Claudon”

sailorgil:

"Farewell Dinner"  … Menu Cover, Artist: Jan Lavies
Onboard the “SS Nieuw Amsterdam”, Holland-America Line, Captain J C Pothof, May 23, 1968.
[Sailor Gil Collection] 

sailorgil:

"Farewell Dinner"  … Menu Cover, Artist: Jan Lavies

Onboard the “SS Nieuw Amsterdam”, Holland-America Line, Captain J C Pothof, May 23, 1968.

[Sailor Gil Collection] 

sailorgil:

 " Tiki Mug Mermaid “ 

sailorgil:

 Tiki Mug Mermaid “ 

sailorgil:

" A Pretty Kettle of Fish "  …  by Oliver Herford, Ladies Home Journal, Sept 1927
[Sailor Gil Collection]

sailorgil:

" A Pretty Kettle of Fish "  …  by Oliver Herford, Ladies Home Journal, Sept 1927

[Sailor Gil Collection]

sailorgil:

" Cheeky "  … Magazine Illustration by Mario Belem [2011]
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sailorgil:

" Cheeky "  … Magazine Illustration by Mario Belem [2011]

http://www.mariobelem.com/ 

sailorgil:

" How to Get a Job as a Mermaid "  ….. Cover design for a novel …  Artist:  Philip Johnson, Carmel, IN

sailorgil:

" How to Get a Job as a Mermaid "  ….. Cover design for a novel …  Artist:  Philip Johnson, Carmel, IN

sailorgil:

" A Sailor Went Into A Bar … " 

sailorgil:

" A Sailor Went Into A Bar … " 

LITTLE KNOWN TIDBIT OF NAVAL HISTORY

The U.S.S. Constitution  (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (I.e. Fresh water distillers).

However, let it be noted that according to her ship’s log, “On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S.Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder and 79,400 gallons of rum.”

Her mission: “To destroy and harass English shipping.”

Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826 pounds of flour and 68,300 gallons of rum.

Then she headed for the Azores , arriving there 12 November. She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64,300 gallons of Portuguese wine.

On 18 November, she set sail for England … In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English merchant ships, salvaging only the rum aboard each.

By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless, although unarmed she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland . Her landing party captured a whisky distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of single malt Scotch aboard by dawn. Then she headed home.

The U.S.S. Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February 1799, with no cannon shot, no food, no powder, no rum, no wine, no whisky, and 38,600 gallons of water.

GO NAVY!

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