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Virgin Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 4, 2014

The name of this archipelago at the far western end of the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean derives from Christopher Columbus, who “discovered” them on his second voyage to the New World on October 21, 1493. He named them after Saint Ursula and the 11…

Seahorse

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 12, 2013

The seahorse (genus Hippocampus) is a true, albeit strange-looking, fish. It shares the family Syngnathidae with the pipefish. Like other fish, it breathes through gills. But it lacks scales. Its skin is stretched over a series of interlocking bony plates…

Gjøa

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 10, 2012

The Gjøa is a 70-foot long, 48-ton sloop with a 13 horsepower marine paraffin auxiliary engine powering its single screw. It was built in 1872 (without the engine or screw) by Kurt Skaale, who named it for his wife. The vessel was used in the…