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August 2020

The 1840 fire that sank the steamboat Lexington remains the worst disaster on Long Island Sound. And now history buffs can get a better sense of what the shipwreck looks like thanks to an Amagansett diver and maritime historian’s side scan-sonar docu...

"Comparing Two Giants of Nautical Literature"

Ernest Hemingway once said “modern literature began with

“Huckleberry Finn” but E.L. Doctorow argued that it was “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville “that swallowed civilization whole”.  Melville (1819-91) was...

One of the great paradoxes of maritime history is that the invention of the steamboat by Robert Fulton actually played a significant role in the development of horse- powered ferries in nineteenth century America. Few people recall that Robert Fulton...

Each month, an interesting aspect of the world’s oldest continuous maritime service will be highlighted. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard follow in the fine tradition of the brave mariners who have served before them. As sentinels a...

Rising gracefully toward the ocean’s surface, the umbrella-shaped creature with short, near transparent tentacles, resembles a spaceship from another galaxy. Easily identified by the four small, whitish to pinkish, horseshoe-shaped structures near th...

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