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Technology: situations, challenges – and opportunities

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 19, 2018

Not too long ago, I shared in this venue the wonders of what I saw in terms of new technology for the waterfront at the biennial SMM Trade Show in Hamburg, Germany.And, it was truly impressive; a harbinger of what is to come and indeed, what’s already arrived on our doorstep.

CMA, WOW – and YOU

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 31, 2015

The ‘human element’ moves to the forefront at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s 30th annual event, and then, later, at the 7th annual Women on the Water gathering at Kings Point.I must admit that I struggled to come up with an overriding…

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 12, 2014

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) achieved his first political office when he won election as a New York State Senator in 1910. As a result of his vigorous support of Woodrow Wilson’s successful campaign for the presidency in 1912, Franklin was put forward as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy…

USS Forrestal

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 11, 2014

The revolutionary USS Forrestal (CV-59) was commissioned in 1959, named for the first Secretary of Defense. It was the first super-carrier – designed and constructed to handle jet aircraft and with an angled flight deck, steam catapult, and an optical landing system.

Sidney Smith (1764-1840)

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 15, 2010

Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith, Royal Navy, was a contemporary and fierce rival of Admiral Horatio Nelson. He first distinguished himself in the American Revolutionary War, as consequence of which he was appointed lieutenant of a 74-gun ship…

Portolan charts

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 21, 2010

The word portolan is derived from an Italian term meaning “related to a port or harbor”. The portolan chart provided a realistic description of harbors and coastlines within the covered area. They were particularly prevalent in Italy, Spain, and Portugal from the 1300’s through the 1500’s.