Note: for the sake of simplicity, I’ll be using these terms in a very general manner. Different sailors from different eras, experiences, or backgrounds can
Sailing Vessels as Warships The development of sailing vessels from merchant ships into actual warships was a very slow and gradual process. By the 1400s,
The term “posh” conjures up images of glamour, high class, and fancy accommodations. Clothes, hotels, and even accents can be posh. Most believe that the
Author Peter Jeans has put together a compilation of various stories, myths, legends, customs, and superstitions related to the sea and the sailing profession. This
There are many history books on U.S. Navy submarine operations and personal accounts from submariners during World War II, however, Commander (ret.) John Alden, himself
Note: Joshua Slocum’s circumnavigation aboard the Spray definitely deserves an entire post of its own, so this post will be focused on the memoir itself.