Transportation Sea

Cosma Home > Communication > Transportation > Sea


Note: This is a 360° Video — press and hold to explore it!



Transportation Modes Ground (Cycle, Automobile, Train), Sea, Air, Space


  • Belize Blues (3/1/2019) - Given the weather in Boston, it’s no shocker that a story about Belize caught my eye. It was about Belize’s Great Blue Hole, and more specifically, about a mission to explore it that took place late last year. The mission got a lot of attention at the time because the crew included Richard Branson and … Continue reading Belize Blues
  • Gone Beaching! (7/4/2019) - It’s high summer here in North America, and it’s also the time for “official” national holidays, so a lot of people are hanging up their proverbial gone fishing signs. However, I tend to be more the type to hang up a gone beaching sign. Since I live in the Boston area, and I’m also a … Continue reading Gone Beaching!
  • Great Eyes o’ the Sea (6/28/2019) - The news is full of stories about how a giant squid was filmed in U.S. waters for the first time. Here’s a slightly enhanced version of the clip that has caused all of the commotion and a link to the companion article by ABC7 that published this clip. Wondrous 10-foot giant squid spotted deep in … Continue reading Great Eyes o’ the Sea
  • Island Escapes (1/3/2018) - One of the more entertaining stories to hit the net over the New Year’s weekend was a tale of some hearty Kiwis who successfully got away from a local alcohol ban by building their own island in nearby international waters. New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban (BBC News) To Avoid New … Continue reading Island Escapes
  • Jellyfish Therapy (1/24/2019) - Feeling stressed out and need to relax? How about a nice swim in a swarm of jellyfish? What, that’s not a remedy for stress, you say! You mean by using imaginative thinking, right? Well, no, I do mean it literally. There’s an actual place called Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk island in Palau where you … Continue reading Jellyfish Therapy
  • Niagara’s Dare (11/8/2019) - Last week, on Halloween night, the semi-famous Niagara Scow threatened to join the long list of things that have gone over Niagara Falls. Many media outlets picked the story up, so you may have heard it too. Here’s a segment from NBC Nightly News. When I heard the story, it struck me that people who’ve … Continue reading Niagara’s Dare
  • Strange Stays (8/30/2019) - I concluded my last post about Sand Art with highlighting how offered the chance to stay in a sandcastle as a promotion for Coney Island’s Sand Sculpting Competition. Here’s a link with more on that unusual “opportunity.” Giant Coney Island sandcastle offers sleepovers (Summer Delaney, WPIX) That may have sounded like a one-off type … Continue reading Strange Stays
  • Tall Ships (6/17/2017) - Over 50 Tall Ships are in Boston as part of the festivities related to the Rendez‑Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, a transatlantic race to six countries taking place over the course of five months. The race started at Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13 and will finish in Le Havre, France between August … Continue reading Tall Ships
  • Under the Ice (6/14/2019) - To paraphrase J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous words in The Lord of the Rings, “It’s a dangerous business, clicking on a link. You glance at a story, and if you don’t watch out, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” This week I innocently clicked on a link to this story from the American … Continue reading Under the Ice
  • Yellow Submarines (6/21/2019) - My last post was about an adventure with seals doing science in Antarctica. This adventure begins where that one left off, but this is a very different, and fun excursion that happened because Boaty McBoatface surfaced in my news feed. In case you never heard of him, Boaty’s a submarine that got his name via … Continue reading Yellow Submarines


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



Maritime Center (Martindale’s Reference Desk)
Nautical Portal (Wikipedia)


nautical : of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

sailing : the technical skill of managing a boat — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wingsails or kites—to propel a craft on the surface of the water (sailing ship, sailboat, windsurfer, or kitesurfer), on ice (iceboat) or on land (land yacht) over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation.

A course defined with respect to the true wind direction is called a point of sail.

Conventional sailing craft cannot derive power from sails on a point of sail that is too close into the wind. On a given point of sail, the sailor adjusts the alignment of each sail with respect to the apparent wind direction (as perceived on the craft) to mobilize the power of the wind. The forces transmitted via the sails are resisted by forces from the hull, keel, and rudder of a sailing craft, by forces from skate runners of an iceboat, or by forces from wheels of a land sailing craft to allow steering the course. — Wikipedia



Kylander’s Sailing Manual
The Basics of Sailing (Hobie)
Sailing (Discover a Hobby)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo



Maritime History Reference Resources (Library of Congress)
History of Maritime Transport (Wikipedia)


Simith’s Master Index to Maritime Museums


Maritime Digital Archive (Ibiblio)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



American Boating Association


Top 10 Boating Magazines (All You Can Read)
Boats (
Sailing World
Boating Magazine




Maritime Law Guide (WWW VL)





The Queen Mary Hotel (Long Beach, California)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics



Sailing World | RSS Sailing World News Feed

  • Death on the Reach
    by By Dave Reed on February 24, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    An otherwise promising finish crumbles as a result of a single momentary lapse of awareness.

  • Around the Sailing World, Episode 32
    by Dave Reed on February 23, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    In this episode of Around the Sailing World, we dig into Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team's dominance in the PRADA Cup finals, which turns into a bit of fun show-and-tell with Ed Baird, Jonathan McKee and Gary Jobson.

  • Luna Rossa Risen
    by Dave Reed on February 22, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    In the lopsided Prada Cup Finals, Luna Rossa wins 7-to-1 against a struggling Ineos Team UK, putting a swift end to the Challenger series. Onto the Match they go.

  • The Main Man, Môn
    by Ed Gorman on February 16, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Ineos Team UK’s young mainsail trimmer has risen fast to the ranks, to today, where he holds the power of the team’s AC75 in his hands.

  • Around the Sailing World, Episode 31
    by Dave Reed on February 16, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    The ATSW squad looks back at the PRADA Cup Final's second day.

Boating Mag | RSS Boating Mag News Feed

  • Best Electronics Awards 2021
    by Staff on February 24, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    A panel of judges from our sailing, yachting, boating and fishing titles reviewed a variety of products entered in different electronics and technology categories and declared seven winners.

  • How To Install a Marine Wireless Cell Phone...
    by Jim Hendricks on February 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In this article, Jim Hendricks details how to install a Shakespeare Stream Wireless booster, which will amplify cellular signals aboard your boat. Tools needed, the time it takes, tips and tricks...these are all included.

  • On Board With: Lorria Whitfield
    by Garrett Cortese on February 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In this article, Boating interviews Lorria Whitfield, a woman of color who manages Romora Bay Resort and Marina in the Bahamas.

  • How To Use an Anchor Ball
    by Rick Shackelton on February 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In this article, Boating contributor Rick Shackleton describes the use of an anchor ball for hauling your boat's anchor.

  • Boating Magazine Wins Video Awards
    by Staff on February 19, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    BOATING took away six awards, most notably completely sweeping the "Boating Video" category.