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More to Discover!

Maritime History is a vast topic and has inspired people in many ways.

Read about ship design, ancient lighthouses, and the “Nantucket Camel.”


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America’s Cup Race
Sea History 116: page 32
Astrolabe
Sea History 112: page 22
“Beacons and Buoys, Aids to Navigation”
Sea History 126: page 36
Canal locks
Sea History 111: page 28
Codebreaking in WWI
Sea History 106: page 26
“Davy Jones’s Locker vs. Fiddler’s Green”
Fiddlers Green Sea History 122: page 39
“Hot from the Galley”
Foods from the Age of Sail Sea History 119: page 23
Fresnel lens
Sea History 113: page 21
Knot Tying
Sea History 109: page 21
Lighthouse at Alexandria
Sea History 113: page 20
“Nantucket Camel”
Sea History 108: page 23
Nautical Terms: “Everyday Speech from Sailors of Yesterday”
Sea History 121: page 37
Sea History 119: page 23
Sea History 117: page 31
Sea History 116: page 33
Navigation
Sea History 120: page 23
Sea History 112: page 22
“Old Ironsides” poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sea History 120: page 22
Sail-powered Railroad
Sea History 108: page 22
Sails: Getting to Windward
Sea History 118: page 33
“Sea Fever” poem by John Masefield
Sea History 111: page 26
Sou’wester
Sea History 128: page 41
“Trees for Wooden Ships”
Sea History 119: page 22