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April 30, 2019

During the mid-1700’s, iron knees (angle brackets) came into use in the construction of wooden ships. Adding strength to the vessel, they were mainly employed for attaching major components such as the frames and deck beams. However, early wrought iron was quite brittl...

April 30, 2019

Far from the hustle and bustle of St Marks Square teaming with tourists eager to see the wonders of Venice, Italy, there is a quiet little canal on the eastern end of the city that leads to the entrance of what is known as the Arsenale di Venezia, (Venice Arsenal). At...

April 30, 2019

It was Friday, August 30, 1872 and the end of another idyllic summer in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The Ocean House Hotel and the other large hotels were still full of guests. The weather in the past week of August had been perfect but early that fateful morning, while t...

April 30, 2019

Last summer, Dan, my goodly neighbor on Oak Island, was taking a boatload across the lead to the parking lot dumpsters. Being short of space in his 19 ft. Carolina Skiff, I decided, without giving Dan a proper a heads up, to move from the center of the craft to sit on...