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BALMORAL Restoration

BALMORAL Restoration

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Waverley Steam Navigation Company’s 1949 built MV BALMORAL is undergoing a dry docking at Sharpness, an English port in Gloucestershire on the River Severn. BALMORAL has been laid up in Bristol for almost two years while work to raise £350,000 for its full restoration took place. The fund was set up by owners,…

CITY OF ADELAIDE Formally Renamed

CITY OF ADELAIDE Formally Renamed

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On Friday, 18 October 2013, the world’s oldest clipper ship CITY OF ADELAIDE will be officially renamed at a ceremony presided over by His Royal Highness, The Duke of  Edinburgh at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London. The event will bring CITY OF ADELAIDE close to the historic clipper CUTTY SARK on the…

Clipper CITY OF ADELAIDE To Return To Her Namesake Port

Clipper CITY OF ADELAIDE To Return To Her Namesake Port

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The world’s oldest clipper and the only surviving purpose-built sailing ship to bring migrants from Europe to Australia is being readied in Scotland for her voyage back to Adelaide. The 1864-built CITY OF ADELAIDE has been saved from destruction. When I last wrote about this ship in MaritimeMatters it was August…

S.S. UNITED STATES, The Turkish Years 1992 – 1996: What Might Have Been

S.S. UNITED STATES,  The Turkish Years 1992 – 1996:  What Might Have Been

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S.S. UNITED STATES The Turkish Years 1992-1996: What Might Have Been By Shawn J. Dake A little known chapter in the history of America’s flagship the s.s. UNITED STATES is contained within those lost years the ship spent in Turkey and the Ukraine between her final two crossings of the…

USS OLYMPIA: Fifteen Minute Tour

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Peter Knego makes a quick visit to the critically endangered cruiser, the USS OLYMPIA, the oldest surviving steel-hulled warship in the U.S. and the only remaining ship to have served in the Spanish-American War. Friends of the Cruiser OLYMPIA Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking…

Trieste’s Maritime Treasures

Trieste’s Maritime Treasures

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MaritimeMatters is delighted to share an exclusive report from Maurizio Eliseo, our maritime associate in Trieste, Italy… Few people may know that the old port of Trieste, Italy, still has many treasures to be discovered.  Recently, the restoration and the opening of the Hydrodynamic Central of 1891 has been successfully…

USS IOWA In Port of Los Angeles Main Channel Today

USS IOWA In Port of Los Angeles Main Channel Today

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Today the retired battleship USS IOWA is scheduled to be towed up the Main Channel in Los Angeles habor, starting at approximately 2:30PM (June 9th), from her temporary dock at berth 51-52. The best suggested viewing area (by Port of LA) is Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro. Viewers…

KEEWATIN Continues Her Journey Out Into Lake Michigan

KEEWATIN Continues Her Journey Out Into Lake Michigan

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KEEWATIN video by Roger LeLievre King Co. of Holland tugs towed the 1907-built ship stern-first out of the channel, passing the Saugatuck pierheads at about 12:30PM and into Lake Michigan. Another tug from St.James Marine Co. took over to tow. KEEWATIN will go first to Mackinaw City then on to…

104-Year-Old SS KEEWATIN Departs Douglas

104-Year-Old SS KEEWATIN Departs Douglas

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New owners, Skyline International Development Co., began the 550 mile move of the 350-foot SS KEEWATIN from Peterson’s Tower Marina at Douglas, Michigan to Port McNicoll, Ontario, Canada, the ship’s onetime home port. The City of Port McNicoll plans to renovate the 104-year-old steamship and feature her as part of…

“Nose” Of The BEAR Appeal

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As workers demolish the 1940-built PACIFIC STAR (ex DEL ORLEANS, USS CRESCENT CITY, GOLDEN BEAR, ARTSHIP) at the ESCO Shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, Oakland, California-based Charles Jennings has launched a noble campaign to save the tip of the bow of this extremely historic ship but needs help from the likes…

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