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December 27, 2017

We are privileged to be seeing a resurgence of whales along coastal New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. Right, Finback and Humpback Whales are seen in greater quantities in these waters since there decimation by coastal whaling and long range harvesting from 1640...

December 27, 2017

The Marco Polo was, in 1851, the biggest ship ever to be built at the James Smith Ship Yard in St John, New Brunswick, Canada.  With her going down the slipway were the hopes and dreams of her builder and the whole community.
Trouble started early in her construction w...

December 27, 2017

The Cuban Missile Crisis refers to a 13-day  confrontation between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) between October 16 to 28, 1962 relating to American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequential Soviet ballis...

December 27, 2017

“See you at Sunset!” It’s a frequent greeting in Pass-a-Grille. Folks gather at the Paradise Grille to watch the glowing red-orange sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico horizon. One lucky guest is chosen to ring a ceremonial ship’s bell, exactly 15 times. Over the past two...