Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

Shooting "In the Heart of the Sea" in a tank at Leavesden Film Studios. Photo: Ron Howard via Twitter (@RealRonHoward)

“In the Heart of the Sea” Film

Director Ron Howard has begun principal photography in the UK for the film adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s award-winning book.

CITY OF ADELAIDE on her barge being pushed downstream on the River Irvine on 9 September 2013. Photo by Peter Roberts (CSCOAL).

Oldest Clipper to Australia

The 1864 clipper ship CITY OF ADELAIDE will be saved from deconstruction by a move from Scotland to Australia.

Azorean Whaleboat Sailing

Whaleboat Regatta

The Azorean Maritime Heritage Society announced its 7th International Whaleboat Regatta is slated for September 4-8.

Lightship Swiftsure

Lightship Launched in Seattle

Seattle’s Northwest Seaport launched their 1904 Lightship after three months of major restoration.

WYVERN

WYVERN Successfully Raised

The Norwegian sailing ship WYVERN, which sank in the Baltic Sea on July 11, was salvaged this past weekend.

DORADE on a Close Reach

DORADE Wins Transpac

The 83-year-old Olin Stephens-designed classic yacht DORADE won the 2013 Transpac race.

Ted Hood

Ted Hood Dies at 86

The legendary sailmaker, designer, and sailor Ted Hood died on June 28.

USS CONSTITUTION

USS Constitution

USS Constitution got underway in Boston Harbor on June 4 to honor first responders.