The Rudder

By on Aug 30, 2015 in Nautical, Ships, Vessels | 0 comments

For those of you curious about where and when the idea for what we know as the rudder came from, try China around the 1st century AD.

The Helm

By on Aug 29, 2015 in Nautical, Ships, Vessels | 0 comments

Hi folks, we thought we’d take a second to clear something up, and that’s what exactly is a helm. Well, it’s the entire steering mechanism of a vessel, not just the wheel which is pictured here. Hope that helps.

Keep your eyes on the water

By on Jul 17, 2015 in Nautical | 0 comments

The surprise was more than he could handle. Source: Keep your eyes on the water, you won’t believe what emerges from the deep

Nautical Traditions

By on Jun 22, 2015 in Commentary, Nautical | 0 comments

Nautical traditions are meant to be handed down from generation to generation, to keep us in touch with the sea, and the awesome power of nature. It’s from there we learn to respect the world in which we live, and to better understand it.

Fleet Week 2015 Oregon

By on Jun 5, 2015 in Nautical, News | 0 comments

Public tours are available during the Portland Rose Festival’s Fleet Week, June 3-7, 2015. Source: Fleet Week 2015: onboard U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (photos/video) |


By on Aug 22, 2014 in Nautical | 0 comments

Oh, titan lord of the sea, Oceanus please protect me show compassion and mercy on my nautical journey…