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February 27, 2018

There had always been a friendly rivalry among Clipper Ship Captains in the China Trade. The ship that made the fastest time with the new crop of tea from China, gained prestige and a better price for it cargo. During the 1866-67 season there were at least 57 ships lis...

January 30, 2018

No expense was spared during the construction of the luxury yacht Falcon at the List Shipyard on the Isle of Wight in England. Chares Anderson-Pelham, 1st Earl of Yarborough, commissioned his yacht to look more like a 20-gun corvette.
He founded the Royal Yac...

December 27, 2017

Amid the incredible natural beauty of Lake Champlain there came in 1906, a beauty of another sort, the Lake Champlain steamboat Ticonderoga. Lake Champlain has always offered an easy water route from New York and Vermont to Montreal, Canada and Quebec City through the...

August 24, 2017

To call it the biggest and best aircraft carrier ever built would be, at the very least, a gross understatement. The USS Gerald R. Ford is more than an incredible fighting machine. She is to 21st century naval warfare what the Monitor was to 19th century naval warfare.
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