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Book Review: RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH By Andrew Britton

Book Review: RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH By Andrew Britton

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I recently received a copy of Andrew Britton’s RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH published by The history Press and distributed by Trafalgar Square Publishing, to mark the 75th anniversary of her launch, this new book tells of her story in excellent colour photographs. This thick paperback contains a wealth of colour photographs and…

“Stranded” — An Exhibit of Photographs by Martin Cox

“Stranded” — An Exhibit of Photographs by Martin Cox

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Peter Knego: You have an exhibition of  photographs opening at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro.  Can you tell me about it? Martin Cox: Museum Director Marifrances Trivelli invited me to make a proposal for a solo exhibition of my maritime photography for the gallery in the museum…

SS CATALINA Reruns In Southern California

SS CATALINA Reruns In Southern California

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MaritimeMatters writer, Shawn Dake will be appearing on a segment of the Huell Howser television program “California’s Gold” on Monday, April 23rd.  The program airs at 7:30pm on KCET, Channel 28 in the Los Angeles area.  The program provides a wonderful look at the former Great White Steamship s.s. CATALINA…

Ocean Liner Paintings – An Interview With Wayne Mazzotta

Ocean Liner Paintings – An Interview With Wayne Mazzotta

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I had recently the opportunity to connect with the New-York based painter Wayne Mazotta, and interviewed him for MaritimeMatters – Martin Cox Martin Cox: Hello Wayne, I’d like to introduce your art work to the MaritimeMatters readers.  Could you tell us about your art background, when you began making images?…

Greenwich Seeks Nelson’s VICTORY In A Bottle

Greenwich Seeks Nelson’s VICTORY In A Bottle

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Britain’s National Maritime Museum has launched a fundraising campaign to buy the current “Fourth Plinth” artwork, Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare. Over the past six years the ‘empty’ Fourth Plinth in the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square in London has been home to some of the world’s…

SS ROBIN Set To Make “Royal” London Return

SS ROBIN Set To Make “Royal” London Return

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On July 13, An irreplaceable icon of Britain’s maritime heritage, SS ROBIN, the world’s last remaining steam coaster built in 1890 will return to London on a barge. The public is encouraged to witness history in the making on July 13, 2011 as the world’s last remaining steamcoaster is set…

HMS PRESIDENT – Thames Blog (Two)

HMS PRESIDENT – Thames Blog (Two)

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Continuing my trip down London’s River Thames on board the HURRICANE CLIPPER, (Thames Clippers operates a fleet of twelve luxury high speed catamarans) the next ship that caught my eye, a short distance astern the WELLINGTON, and right before Blackfrairs Bridge is a dark hulled ship, clearly an older vessel with…

WELLINGTON – Thames Blog (One)

WELLINGTON – Thames Blog (One)

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Moored at Temple Pier on Victoria Embankment, London just downstream of Waterloo Bridge and not far from the Savoy Hotel, is a white ship from another era. Sporting the name WELLINGTON, the historic ship has been moored on the Thames since 1948. WELLINGTON is the last survivor of the Grimsby…

Ocean Liner Paintings By New York Artist Scott McBee

Ocean Liner Paintings By New York Artist Scott McBee

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I have been intrigued for some time by the large scale works by New York City based painter Scott Houston Mcbee.  My eye was taken by the scale of the works, detail and perfection of his ocean liner elevations. Recently, I had the chance to interview Scott. MC: As an…

S/S NORWAY Historian’s Memories In Print

S/S NORWAY Historian’s Memories In Print

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“S/S NORWAY: Memories in Imagery” by Devon M. Scott arrived, printed by Lulu, (an online publisher.) The slim book is a square, 8 x 8 inch format, with high gloss cover and coated pages, clearly a product of one who loved his ship.  On the welcome page, Devon Scott (who…

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