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Our nautical traditions

By on Apr 14, 2014 in Commentary, Nautical | 0 comments

It’s important that we honor, keep, and share our nautical traditions. It’s our connection to the past, to nature, and to one another. These experiences opened up new worlds beyond the imagination for us to explore, and set free the human spirit.

Book Trivia

By on Mar 27, 2014 in Nautical | 0 comments

The book Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr. is the story of a nautucal journey from Boston to California and back. Conditions on sailing vessels for crew were horible at the time, this book helped to change that. If you’re looking for something nautical to read, this book would fit the bill.

Anchors Aweigh

By on Feb 19, 2014 in Nautical | 0 comments

Stand, Navy, out to sea, Fight our battle cry; We’ll never change our course, So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y. Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh. Sail on to victory And sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray! Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh. Farewell to foreign shores, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay. Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam, Until we meet once more, Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home. And so we sing, and sail away, only to visit Davy Jones’ locker another day.

Life at sea came with danger

By on Feb 18, 2014 in Nautical, News | 0 comments

Life at sea came with danger » Local News » NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA. A little bit of nautical history for folks on this fine day.

Above Board

By on Feb 15, 2014 in Nautical | 0 comments

There are a lot of nautical terms and phrases that have worked their way into popular language. Given the long relationship between humanity and the sea this is understandable. One phrase that we like here at Harbor News is above board, meaning in plain view, or not hiding anything, stemming from an item being on a ship’s deck. Oh, how much simpler with world could be if we all were just a bit more above board with each other.

A Closer Look at Bay State Lighthouses

By on Jun 25, 2013 in Nautical | 0 comments

A Closer Look at Bay State Lighthouses – Design New England – Boston.com.