Category: nautical

The Oseberg ship (Osebergskipet) seen at the V…

The Oseberg ship (Osebergskipet) seen at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway, constructed c. CE 800.

“Tattoos aren’t meant for everybody, and…

“Tattoos aren’t meant for everybody, and they’re too goddamn good for some people.” ~ pioneering San Francisco tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle (1931 – 2019)

(Read more on nautical tattoos here.)

Antiquities found in Amsterdam’s River Amstel …

Antiquities found in Amsterdam’s River Amstel during excavation for a new subway line.

(Via the Below the Surface project)

Bronze mermaid rope cleats for boating, made i…

Bronze mermaid rope cleats for boating, made in Italy, circa early 20th century.

Two notebooks used by Kelsick Wood (a shipbuil…

Two notebooks used by Kelsick Wood (a shipbuilder from Maryport, England), circa 1830s.

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Hello Sailor! The Nautical Roots of Popular Tattoos

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Uncovering thousands of historic flags used to identify navy vessels and shipping lines.