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Taiping Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 24, 2014

The Spratly Islands are a group of islets, cays, atolls, and coral reefs located in the southern portion of the South China Sea. Taiping Island (also called Itu Aba Island) is the largest of these islets and the only one with fresh water springs.

Teak

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 20, 2014

Teak is the common name for the Tectona grandis, a member of the verbena family native to the hardwood forests of India, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is a large deciduous tree, growing to a height of 130 feet, with gray and grayish brown branches.

When the North Sea wasn’t

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 3, 2012

The North Sea is a body of water located between Scandinavia, northwest Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France), and Great Britain (England and Scotland). To the north, it connects with the Norwegian Sea. To the east, through the Skagerrak and Kattegat…