Category: Maritime

capewolfe: The SS United States, Philadelphia …

capewolfe:

The SS United States, Philadelphia PA

 Photo by Ryan Smith

worldoflighthouses:

worldoflighthouses:

Kihnu Lighthouse, Kihnu Island, Pärnu County, Gulf of Riga, Estonia — Photographer: Tuderna. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Global race to develop self-navigating ships l…

Global race to develop self-navigating ships leaves US behind: undefined

oledavyjones: The Endurance July 1914: The bo…

oledavyjones:

The Endurance July 1914: The bow of Ernest Shackleton’s exploratory vessel Endurance being prepared for her Antarctic voyage in Millwall Docks, London. Towards the end of the expedition, the ship became stuck in the ice and later sank, forcing her crew to make for civilisation in an open craft. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

victorianalexandratitanic: SS United States.

victorianalexandratitanic:

SS United States.

worldoflighthouses:

worldoflighthouses:

Dry Tortugas Light, Loggerhead Key, Florida, USA — Photographer: United States Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jennifer Johnson. License: Public domain

steamship-historical-society: Happy #internati…

steamship-historical-society:

Happy #internationalwomensday!!

Did you know that in 1923, Kate Sutton assumed control of the Providence Steamboat Company, becoming one of the first women in the country to operate a fleet of #tugboats? To learn more about her and the company call 401-463-3570 to order the summer 2012 issue of PowerShips!

Image from the Providence Steamboat Company Collection, SSHSA Archives.
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#shiphistory #sshsa #providence #rhodeisland #ri #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #maritime #nonprofit #archives #archiveshashtagparty #archivesawesomewomen #powerships #providencesteamboat (at The Steamship Historical Society of America)

“ The Bay and Harbor of New York &rdqu…

“ The Bay and Harbor of New York ”  …  by Samuel Waugh (1814–1885), depicting the Junk Keying moored in New York Harbor in 1847 (watercolor on canvas, c. 1853–1855, Museum of the City of New York).

“  20 secrets the cruise industry doesn’t want…

“  20 secrets the cruise industry doesn’t want you to know   “ … Number 8:  Cruise Ships leave a huge carbon footprint  …  

Cruise ships are responsible for significant air pollution from
the dirty fuel they burn, which can lead to serious human health
problems. Even while at dock, cruise ships often run dirty diesel
engines to provide electrical power to passengers and crew.
Emissions from cruise ship engines include NOx, SOx, CO2, and
diesel PM, the microscopic soot that is so damaging to human
health. Among other health and environmental impacts, these
emissions contribute significantly to serious cardiovascular
problems, premature death, acid rain, habitat destruction, and
climate change. According to the EPA, each day an average cruise
ship is at sea it emits more SOx than 13 million cars and more soot
than 1 million cars.

More:  https://1bps6437gg8c169i0y1drtgz-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/wpallimport/files/archive/Cruise_Report_2016.pdf 

steamship-historical-society:It’s Black Histor…

steamship-historical-society:

It’s Black History Month & we wanted to share some local steamship history. Hannah Cook Boston lived on Nantucket Island with her husband, Absalom, and their 5 children. Her husband was a well known black captain of the all-black-crewed whaleshjp INDUSTRY, a successful business man, abolitionist, and one of the founders of the African Meetinghouse and School. She supported his work to desegregate the island’s schools. After his death, Hannah needed work, and joined the Nantucket Steamboat Company as a stewardess, taking care of its female passengers in the Ladies Cabin on board the steamship ISLAND HOME.
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#steamship #desegregation #blackhistorymonth #maritime #sshsa #shiphistory #nantucket #whaling #history #nonprofit #museum #library #archive #maritimehistory (at The Steamship Historical Society of America)