..... OR Mermaids & Sailors .... They go well together, no matter in which order I place them. These are two of my favorite subjects that I pursue in Art, Literature, Film, Music, Antiques & Collectibles and the Decorative Arts. I will be sharing things here from my collections and other items from the internet that I find appealing to me.
..... I also enjoy all things related to the "Seven Seas", which, of course is the domain of both, Mermaids and Sailors. This may include oceans, islands, ports & harbors, beaches, sea creatures, and classic sailing ships, to name a few.
..... So, relax and enjoy the sometimes wild, but always wet, world of Mermaids & Sailors !!
* "Real Sailors Have a Moustache and Smoke A Pipe" *
** "Once A Sailor, Always A Sailor" **
*** "Real Mermaids Do Not Wear Bras !!" ..... [Therefore, occasional female nudity will appear here !] ...Sailor Gil, June 2011 ***
"Pan Am’s China Clipper soars over an old Chinese junk near Hong Kong harbor"
Pan Am’s “China Clipper”, a Martin M-130 flying boat equipped for passengers and mail, made aviation history when in November of 1935, it made the first Air Mail flight to cross the Pacific Ocean. Starting out in Alameda, California (across the bay from San Francisco) on the 22nd, the China Clipper called on Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam before arriving in the Philippine capital of Manila a week later.
Notable among the crew were pilot Captain Ed Musick (who also flew Pan Am’s inaugural commercial flight in 1927, between Havana, Cuba, and Key West Florida) and navigator Fred Noonan (who disappeared with Amelia Earhart in her ill-fated round-the-world flight in 1937).
" Building the San Pablo Gunboat " … This short film depicts the buildng in Hong Kong of the gunboat ‘San Pablo’ for the movie “The Sand Pebbles”  … Also included, are production and filming scenes with cast members Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, et. al. …. Filmed in and around Hong Kong Harbor in color.