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Grog

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 17, 2010

As European ships began undertaking extended voyages in the fifteenth century, the provision of drinking water for the crew became increasingly difficult. Water in casks became rancid or polluted over time. It was soon discovered that diluting…

Thames Barrier

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 8, 2010

The Thames Barrier is a 1,710-foot wide movable flood control barrier across the River Thames just downstream from central London. After a ten-year construction period, it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on May 8, 1984.

Suez Canal

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 4, 2010

The Suez Canal is the sea-level waterway from Port Said on the Mediterranean to the city of Suez on the Red Sea. It is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority of Egypt. The canal is 119 miles long. There is generally a very modest current flowing from south to north…