Showing posts tagged Maritime

" SS Master "  …  1922 Wooden Steam Tugboat based in Vancouver, BC


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


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


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



July 19, 1954: One of the more boastful cruise ships to set sail since the Titanic, the superliner United States (“America’s largest, fastest and newest passenger liner”) had an appointment with its own special “beauty parlor” in Bayonne, N.J. “A spokesman for the line said this would be the third time in her two-year career that she would be looked over below the waterline,” The Times reported. “Work to be performed at Bayonne will include bottom scraping, painting and a check of her propellers.” Photo: Robert Walker/The New York Times

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" A Maritime Scene " 

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

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"The Secret of the Sea " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [1850]

Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me
As I gaze upon the sea!
All the old romantic legends,
All my dreams, come back to me.

Sails of silk and ropes of sandal,
Such as gleam in ancient lore;
And the singing of the sailors,
And the answer from the shore!

Most of all, the Spanish ballad
Haunts me oft, and tarries long,
Of the noble Count Arnaldos
And the sailor’s mystic song.

Like the long waves on a sea-beach,
Where the sand as silver shines,
With a soft, monotonous cadence,
Flow its unrhymed lyric lines:—

Telling how the Count Arnaldos,
With his hawk upon his hand,
Saw a fair and stately galley,
Steering onward to the land;—

How he heard the ancient helmsman
Chant a song so wild and clear,
That the sailing sea-bird slowly
Poised upon the mast to hear,

Till his soul was full of longing,
And he cried, with impulse strong,—
“Helmsman! for the love of heaven,
Teach me, too, that wondrous song!”

“Wouldst thou,”—so the helmsman answered,
“Learn the secret of the sea?
Only those who brave its dangers
Comprehend its mystery!”

In each sail that skims the horizon,
In each landward-blowing breeze,
I behold that stately galley,
Hear those mournful melodies;

Till my soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me.


"  SS  America —  October 1964  "  …   Outbound from New York on her final Trans-Atlantic voyage under the United States Line flag  …  Photo:  Reuben Goossens Collection