Tag: History

The Chinese Junk

Chinese junks are unique in several ways: 1. **Distinctive Design**: Chinese junks have a distinctive design characterized by a flat bottom, a high stern, and... Read More

Navigating the Seven Seas: A Historical Perspective on Navigation Techniques

Once upon a maritime epoch, where the vastness of the open sea beckoned explorers and adventurers, a tale unfolded—a tale of intrepid souls who mastered... Read More

Shipwrecks and Underwater Archaeology: Preserving Maritime History

The exploration of shipwrecks and underwater archaeology stands as a poignant endeavor in preserving and unraveling the rich tapestry of maritime history. This particular aspect... Read More

She keeps the light on

Women have played a significant but often overlooked role in the history of lighthouse keeping. Traditionally, lighthouses were operated by male keepers, but as societal... Read More

Journey of the Sail

The history of the nautical sail is a fascinating journey that spans thousands of years. Sails have played a crucial role in the development of... Read More


Rope, also commonly referred to as “line” in nautical terminology, has played a significant role in maritime history due to its versatile and essential nature... Read More

Anchor’s Away

The history of the nautical anchor is a fascinating journey that spans thousands of years, evolving from simple stones to the sophisticated, heavy metal devices... Read More

Just Tattoos

Tattoos and the nautical life have a long and intertwined history that dates back centuries. This connection can be traced to the early days of... Read More

China and maritime exploration

Ancient Chinese nautical exploration is a fascinating chapter in the history of China and maritime exploration. While often overshadowed by the more famous European explorations... Read More

The Vikings

The Vikings were renowned for their exceptional nautical prowess during the Viking Age, which roughly spanned from the late 8th century to the early 11th... Read More


Desalination, the process of removing salt and other impurities from seawater to make it suitable for drinking or industrial use, has a long history in... Read More