10 great maritime photos from long ago

10 great maritime photos from long ago

Some maritime photos from the turn of the 20th century and earlier decades can be so dull that they make you feel that you’re really looking at people and things long departed. They leave you cold. Thankfully, you may stumble on old pictures that are not mere...
Going gaga over old maritime photos

Going gaga over old maritime photos

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. ~ William Faulkner (from ‘Requiem for a Nun’)   Of late I have been enamoured with maritime photos dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is not only the long gone social milieu they depict...
Fisherfolk in timeless century-old photos

Fisherfolk in timeless century-old photos

There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea. ~ Kahlil Gibran (from ‘Sand and Foam’) The sea is perilous and unforgiving. Yet, fisherfolk from generation to generation wrestle with its power to earn a living and feed humanity....
Top 13 seascape photographs by Facebook users

Top 13 seascape photographs by Facebook users

I recently invited Facebook members to share their seascape photographs (a maximum of three per person) for this special Marine Café Blog feature. I should like to thank all those who answered my call despite there being no prize at stake. Choosing a dozen outstanding...
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