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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


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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



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  • The Long Beat to Diversity
    by Kimball Livingston on April 16, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    If you want to known how healthy sailing will be in a generation fron now, look to how well we do at growing diversity. The country is changing. Sailing lags.

  • Around the Sailing World, Episode 39
    by Dave Reed on April 13, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    U.S. SailGP’s newest talent, Daniela Moroz, jumps on the Zoom with us today to give us the inside on how she got on the team and that call from one Jimmy Spithill. Peter Isler takes us on board Pyewacket for its record Cabo run, Jonathan McKee checks in fresh from winning the J/70 class at Charleston Race Week, and Dave Reed shares his favorite A Class Catamaran video from the Helly Hansen St. Petersburg NOOD.

  • Lessons of the Sabot Dinghy
    by Steve Hunt on April 13, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    A sailors perspective of racing the Sabot dinghy and learning its quirks.

  • United States SailGP 2021 Team in Place
    by Matt Knighton on April 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    With the addition of female foilers Daniela Moroz and CJ Perez, the United States SailGP completes its 2021 squad.

  • Clark and Crew Earn Charleston Race Week’s Top...
    on April 12, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Winning the last race and the tiebreaker, Doug Clark and his team win Charleston Race Week's top one-design trophy, plus insights from across all fleets.

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  • Nautique Launches All-New
    by Staff on April 16, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Participants and fans can get the latest tournament info from the new Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament website.

  • The World’s Best Jr. Men’s Riders to Compete...
    by Staff on April 16, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    The Pro Wake Tour Powered by Supra Boats has announced that it will include a Jr. Pro Men’s division for each of the events in the 4 stop series; three live events as well as the one digital event. 10 riders will be eligible to compete in the live and online event after qualifying through the PWT digital qualifier. This will be the first time since 2013 that the Jr. Pro Men have had an opportunity to compete with the reigning pros on the PWT stage.

  • Bubba Pro Series Electric Fishing Knife
    by Kevin Falvey on April 15, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Electric filet knives rise to a new level with the introduction of the Bubba Pro Series EFK. Large fish or large catches can now be processed with the ease from an assortment of high-quality blades and lithium-ion battery power.

  • Miss April: Rita B.
    by Staff on April 13, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Rita B. is Boating's Icom Cover Girl for April, and her photo shoot took place aboard the Stingray 269 DC.

  • 2021 Stingray 269DC
    by Randy Vance on April 13, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    In this article, a Boating Certified Boat Test, we explore the performance, price and provide shopping advice for this new Stingray Boats model. A must-read, by the world's foremost powerboat experts, for those in the market for a dual console. Complete with video and photos.